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Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation.
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The Distance Education Librarian position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Distance Education Librarian may participate in reference, outreach, library instruction, assessment activities, and/or other responsibilities required to support a multi-institutional organization.
This innovative, leading edge, and forward thinking Distance Education Librarian position is grounded in the best qualities of traditional libraries and libraries designed to serve today's learners in an online environment. This individual must embrace high quality library services, student-centered solutions, and a commitment to responding to the needs of all learners. This professional must also be a continuous learner who is comfortable learning new technologies and in developing effective approaches to supporting nontraditional learners.
Essential Job Duties:
Providing reference and research assistance and library instruction to online students via email, phone and chat
Collaborating with Deans, faculty, course developers, curriculum staff, and other university departments at Ashford University to integrate information literacy and library instruction into the curriculum
Developing and delivering webinars for students on research and information literacy topics
Serving as a library liaison to one of the five Ashford colleges and/or divisions
Developing electronic training materials and research guides that focus on information literacy and library usage
Engaging with faculty and staff to identify resource needs and promote the library's resources and services
Providing tier-1 technical support related to library resources
Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):
Developing and implementing library marketing and outreach initiatives that target students, faculty and staff
Designing strategies to assess the impact of library services on student learning
Assisting with other ongoing library assessment activities, such as surveys and focus groups
Collaborating on collection development initiatives, including analysis of usage statistics for current holdings, analysis of alignment of collection with programs and curriculum, and evaluations of potential new acquisitions
Additional tasks as assigned
Reference experience in a university, college or public library environment
Demonstrable experience with using online library databases
Experience with providing library instruction or creating instructional materials for students or patrons in a university, college or public library environment
Knowledge of current issues and trends in information literacy
Strong commitment to customer service
Proven dedication to student learning and success
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment
Proficiency with modern information technology
Experience doing email, phone or chat reference in a university, college or public library environment
Experience providing information literacy instruction
Experience working with faculty on instructional initiatives
Experience with non-traditional, first-generation college students
Experience servicing a diverse student body
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
BPI Talent Acquisition: 01.29.2018BP