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Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:07 -- MKaufman

Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian
The Ohio State Universtiy, Columbus, Ohio
On Site, Full Time Position

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian to join an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative Teaching and Learning Department that emphasizes undergraduate student success and supports evidence-based instructor development. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will serve as the lead for instructor development programming related to teaching and learning for instructors within University Libraries and across the University in partnership with President Drake’s new initiative, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners. The successful candidate, in collaboration with departmental colleagues, will design, deliver, and evaluate credit-bearing courses offered through the Libraries, paying particular attention to outcomes from the General Education Review process now unfolding at the University and will help to promote the integration and assessment of information literacy across the University. The candidate will work collaboratively with key stakeholders in units across the University, including the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, and others. This position is situated within the Libraries’ Research and Education division and reports to the Head of Teaching and Learning.


  • Develop and deliver faculty programming in partnership with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners.
  • Work closely with the Head of Teaching and Learning and others to develop and implement a programmatic approach to information literacy instruction including reviewing the credit-bearing courses offered by the University Libraries. 
  • Serve as the primary lead in designing, delivering, and evaluating the University Libraries' credit-bearing courses.
  • Consult with colleagues across the Libraries, including subject librarians, area studies librarians, and special collections curators, in designing and delivering high-quality face-to-face and online instruction. 
  • Assist with the delivery of the Libraries’ general instruction initiatives targeting undergraduate students, such as the First Year Success Series workshops.
  • Maintain expertise and remain current on topics including information literacy, instructional design, learning theories, information literacy, and learning technologies.
  • Participate in projects of the Teaching and Learning department. 
  • Serve on library-wide committees and teams and participate in the faculty life of the Libraries and the campus.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis; or a relevant terminal degree completed by the time of appointment. 
  • Experience in developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Evidence of effective outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholder groups. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A degree, certificate, or coursework in instructional design, instructional technologies, educational psychology, or related field.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.

Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie at

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