[Libs-Or] Correction: Portland State University job posting

Anne Keech keecha at pdx.edu
Thu Oct 22 11:53:35 PDT 2009

My apologies for having to correct this posting. Thanks.

Portland State University Library
Distance Learning Librarian
(Unclassified, fixed-term)
Position Announcement
October 2009

General Description: Develops and coordinates the Library’s distance 
learning services and programs; coordinates initiatives and training for 
Library faculty and staff to support distance services in their 
respective areas; supports course-integrated online information literacy 
instruction in a collaborative environment; develops policies and 
procedures for providing access to materials to distributed learning 
students and faculty; participates in the library’s dynamic reference 
and instruction programs; and collaborates on the selection of 
information resources to support the distance education needs of a 
diverse institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or 
instruction is required. Fixed-term faculty contribute to faculty 
governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in 
community and professional service, and pursue an active publication and 
research agenda, seeking grants as appropriate. This entry-level, 
full-time, 12-month fixed-term faculty position reports to the Assistant 
University Librarian for Public Services.

Specific Responsibilities
• Develop and coordinate the Library’s distance instruction, services, 
and programs in collaboration with the Assistant University Librarian 
for Public Services
• In collaboration with the Information Literacy Coordinator and Subject 
Librarians, develop and support course-integrated online information 
literacy instruction.
• Coordinate the development of online learning objects and guides, 
including tutorials, with a focus on transferrable information literacy 
• Work with the Manager of Public Access Services to develop policies 
and procedures for providing access to materials to distributed learning 
students and faculty.
• Work with the Office of Information Technology and the Library’s 
Resources Services & Technology division to integrate Library content 
into the University’s virtual learning environment (BlackBoard®).
• Serve as liaison to the School of Extended Studies in serving their 
online programs.
• Establish short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities, 
aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Maintain current expertise through participation in workshops, 
classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued 
awareness of the scholarly literature.
• Provide reference and information services for the University’s 
students and faculty as well as members of the general public through 
work at the reference desk and through various information and 
communications technologies. Includes work during some evening and 
weekend hours.
• Participate in the Library’s information literacy efforts and general 
instruction program
• Maintain awareness of scholarly communications and copyright issues in 
general and contribute to advocacy efforts.
• Participate in continual program planning and assessment activities, 
including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
• Contribute to the work of relevant committees and workgroups in the 
Library and the University.
• Contribute to the work of professional associations, locally, 
regionally, nationally, or internationally.
• Pursue active publication and research agenda and meet expectations 
for faculty service and scholarship in accordance with the Library and 
University’s fixed-term faculty review guidelines.
• Adhere to University and Library policies and procedures, including 
Portland State University’s Professional Standards of Conduct 
• Communicate openly and professionally with staff, colleagues, and with 
Library administration.
• Occasionally direct the work of part-time student employees, 
volunteers, or interns.
• Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the 
• Adhere to the current Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) 
Guidelines for Behavioral Performance of Reference and Information 
Service Providers.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited MLS.
• Experience developing online learning objects and guides, web 
applications, digital media, and with post-production editing.
• Demonstrated understanding of, and expressed commitment to the 
principles and standards of information literacy.
• Work experience in current pedagogy of online information literacy 
• Instructional technology training and experience.
• Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check and 
provide transcripts

Preferred Qualifications
• Bi-lingual in English/Spanish and cultural competency in serving Latin 
American populations.
• Demonstrated understanding of the relationships among web 
applications, network topology, database design, and data security
• Experience with virtual learning environments, such as Blackboard.
• Flexibility and ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing 
environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, 
students, and the general public.
• Knowledge of database technologies and applications development with 
one or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, C, Java, Perl).

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon 
qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package 
including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation 
package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependant at 
any of the Oregon University System schools.

To Apply
Send cover letter (address how your knowledge and experiences meet 
qualifications); resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail 
addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator, 
keecha at pdx.edu.
Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or.pdf 
If you do not have email, please send application materials to: Anne 
Keech, Search Coordinator, Portland State University, Library, PO Box 
1151, Portland, OR 97207.

Applications not containing all requested documents will not be 
considered. Transcripts and background checks will be required for 

Deadlines: Review of applications begins November, 2009. Open until 
finalists identified.


Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity 
Institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and 
candidates who support diversity.

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