Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach

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J.Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and flexible colleague with a “customer first” philosophy to provide vision and guidance for a fast-paced, established library instruction program and a growing outreach program. The successful candidate will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research & Instructional Services, the Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach coordinates library instruction activities, including the application of technology to instructional services and creation of assessment reports; plans, implements and markets library instruction initiatives campus wide; collaborates with other campus entities such as the Department of English and First-Year Center; develops content for First-Year library instruction; coordinates a First-Year writing award; teaches a variety of bibliographic instruction sessions; is responsible for overall coordination of instruction sessions and research consultations; and directs the overall operation of three instructional classrooms. This person works collaboratively as a member of the Research & Instructional Services Department (including Government Documents) to provide general reference services to the university community. Additionally, this position designs, implements, promotes, and assesses library services that further teaching and learning initiatives at ECU, with a particular focus on the graduate student experience. He/she will develop programs that enhance graduate students' library experience at ECU; form partnerships with library faculty, academic departments, and administrative units to integrate library services into a suite of campus services designed to support graduate students; assess the needs of and lead the development of outreach programs for targeted student groups; and evaluate outreach programs and services. Some night and weekend work required.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science. Experience with traditional and electronic reference sources. Familiarity with best practices in instruction. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Flexibility in adapting to change. Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed. Ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff, and the user community. Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Academic library reference experience. Instructional experience, including experience designing and leading instructional activities that range from first-year programs to course-integrated support for graduate and research programs. Evidence of effective project management skills and the ability to plan and implement a program of services. Experience assessing instructional services, including classroom instruction and web-based offerings, and developing course content. Familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services. Understanding of learning theory and pedagogy. Familiarity with government information sources. Interest in scholarly communication trends. Additional graduate degree.

Academic Library Services: Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community’s mission of teaching, research, and service. It holds membership in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and is a selective federal depository library. ALS is supported by an operating budget of $7.5 million, a materials budget of $4.4 million, and a staff of 105, including 40 faculty members. The Library's virtual infrastructure consists of a combination of vendor-based, open source, and locally developed resources using a variety of applications, primarily in a Windows environment. The Special Collections Division includes the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, the University Archives, and the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The division’s East Carolina Manuscript Collection includes more than 5,500 cubic feet of documents, photographs, and maps in 1,800 collections. The University Archives contains approximately 7,000 feet of permanent holdings. The North Carolina Collection features books, maps, microforms, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to the state and its people. The J. Edgar Hoover Collection on International Communism, the Rare Book Collection, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection provide additional resources for research by students, faculty members, and visiting scholars. The library’s Digital Collections repository includes some 100,000 images drawn largely from the holdings of the Special Collections Division. Visit the Library’s web site at for additional information. The Special Collections Division’s web site is available at

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions. ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment. We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor’s degree programs, 73 master’s degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).

The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: The initial appointment is a one-year fixed term faculty contract, with the potential for a multi-year contract renewal. Minimum salary of $43,000, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin November 4, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) must be attached to the application electronically, additional materials may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach
Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Outreach Librarian Position - Joyner Library

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