Distance Education Librarian

Bridgepoint Education - San Diego, CA (30+ days ago)3.1


Excited about online education? Why not grow your skills by finding out how we're pioneering this new chapter in librarianship? Become part of our exceptional team and seize the opportunity to help us innovate new ways to deliver information literacy in the classroom. Connect with students from across the globe, hone your reference skills and serve as the information guru to designated academic programs. Join our dedicated, creative, friendly and productive team. We're looking for you!

About Us:
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.

Our Values:
Passionate - We change lives through education.

Trusted - We are confident in each other to do the right thing.

Ownership - We are accountable for our results.

Excellence - We succeed through ongoing development, growth and improvement.

Attitude - We have a positive and determined mindset.

Teamwork - We promote a collaborative and caring work environment.

Position Summary:
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

Minimum Requirements:
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

Preferred Qualifications:
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

Education:
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
BPI Talent Acquisition: 01.29.2018BP