Instructional Design Librarian Position at Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged
university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that
offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields
such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine.
As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion
each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the
most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major
component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more
than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown
on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports
artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia &
Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of
Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400
student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU,

The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered
Instructional Design Librarian to provide leadership in identifying,
implementing, and maintaining instructional technologies and resources to help
deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching
effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries’ Instruction and
Information Literacy program through the knowledgeable application of
principles of instructional design and assessment. Working in close
consultation with the Coordinator of Library Education Programs, the ideal
candidate will assist in the continued advancement and expansion of a
well-established, student-centered library instruction program and will
creatively apply sound instructional design techniques and assessment practices
to both instruction and public services, in an academic library setting.

As a member of the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology
support unit, within the Information & Research Services’ (I&RS) department,
the Instructional Design Librarian, works collaboratively with the Coordinator
of Library Education Programs, to fulfill departmental and Library teaching and
learning initiatives, by: designing and developing learning objects; delivering
in-person and virtual course-related library instruction sessions; and working
with both subject liaisons and teaching faculty, to integrate meaningful
learning activities and general and course-specific library instruction
materials that support information fluency and technology skills.

•	Instructional Design & Assessment 
o	In collaboration with the Coordinator of Library Education Programs,
develops and maintains learning objects, tutorials, learning modules, and other
technologically enhanced instructional materials for access through the
Libraries' Web site, inclusion within the university's learning management
system, or for use in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended
learning environment
o	Participates in assessment of the impact of information fluency
instruction, and the success of instructional technologies and methods used in
instructional delivery; Plays a significant role in the evaluation and
assessment of activities regarding information fluency
o	Utilizes instructional design standards and best practices for the
creation, archiving, and dissemination of learning objects or other
technologically enhanced instructional materials; Coordinates with the RefTech
Team, the Coordinator of Library Education Programs, the User Experience
Librarian, and others within the Libraries to maintain awareness, availability,
and appropriate standards for instructional design resources
o	Collaborates with subject liaison librarians to identify opportunities
to enhance their instruction technologically, and serves as a resource to
liaison librarians to assist them in the creation of online learning materials;
With the Coordinator of Library Education Programs, creates innovative and
effective approaches to strengthening faculty skills to design curriculum,
tools and learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and information
o	Makes recommendations to develop new instructional programs, classroom
activities, and online instructional tools, this includes expanding information
and digital literacy efforts and increasing the libraries’ online support
services for instruction
•	Reference, Instruction, & Collection Development
o	Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and
provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and
weekend hours may be required.
o	Contributes to the I&RS instruction program. 
o	Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental
liaison duties. 
•	Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development
o	Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a
library faculty member
o	Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as
appropriate to position functions
o	Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of
emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to
library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and
international meetings and organizations

•	ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in
instructional design 
•	Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational
•	Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a
face-to-face or virtual classroom setting
•	A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience;
documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering
assessment in both physical and virtual environments
•	Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and
teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems;
Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as
course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation
•	Academic background, coursework, or relevant experience in
instructional design, including knowledge of basic instructional design
concepts (ADDIE, etc.); and/or Comparable documented experience with production
tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, and Camtasia)
•	Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and the
ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced
environment with a culturally diverse population
•	Experience providing instructional technology consulting and support,
instructional design, and/or instructor training in a higher education setting,
•	Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization
skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

•	Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing
and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong
organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and
attention to detail
•	Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently,
collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online
•	Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an
established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on
qualifications and experience. 
About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 509252 at and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single
pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information
for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined
by the search committee. All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill,
Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at To receive full
consideration, applications and required materials should be received by May 1,
2015. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal
Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law.