Career Opportunity for E-Learning Librarian

The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of eLearning Librarian. We seek an innovative candidate who is comfortable in a changing environment; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere; committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; and energized by an exciting future.

The eLearning Librarian collaborates with library staff and faculty to assist and educate on the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy in an online environment and represents the University Libraries to campus entities engaged with issues related to online learning. This position also participates in the general work of the reference department and serves as a subject liaison to one or more academic units, as assigned.

    Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with colleagues to design, deliver and assess information
    literacy instruction in an online environment
  • Participates in the daily work of the department including reference
    services, library instruction, and web content development
  • Serves as a subject liaison to one or more academic units on campus
  • Represents the Libraries to a variety of University units related to
    online and blended learning
  • Engages in regular professional development activities as part of a
    continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness

Under the direction of the Head of Reference and in alignment with the Libraries’ Strategic Plan, the incumbent works to develop strategies and processes, and to train other professionals across the libraries, for the efficient and effective delivery of information literacy content in an online environment. The incumbent interprets and analyzes ongoing student learning issues and works with librarians and faculty on innovative solutions. The incumbent serves as a resource for all campus units regarding online and blended information literacy learning and as an expert and resource for all subject librarians.


  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in library/information science or related
    field by August 2012 required
  • Experience with teaching and learning in an online environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy issues in an higher
    education environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-informed decision making processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of collection development and reference practices in a
    college or university library
  • Demonstrated success promoting teamwork and fostering collaborative
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects

  • Three years experience in an academic library
  • Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an
    academic library
  • Experience with Blackboard Course Management system

Ohio University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and OhioLINK. The Libraries employ over twenty subject librarians with academic department liaison responsibilities, including collection development and instruction. The Reference Department currently offers reference services using an array of media including chat and text. The Reference Department team is made up of an engaged and diverse staff with a commitment to embracing new technology as a means to enhance user services. The Learning Commons, one of the first of its kind and one of the most popular destinations on campus, is a technology-rich, user-centered, collaborative learning environment where help in the form of writing tutors, technology assistants and reference librarians are all available in a one-stop
student service floor. More information about Ohio University Libraries can be
found at

Established in 1804, Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted institution classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity). It is located in Athens, a scenic, culturally rich community 75 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio. With 20,000 students enrolled on the Athens campus and over 8,000 students on five regional campuses, the university offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to its students, faculty and staff.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University employees enjoy a liberal benefits package, including 22 days annual vacation, generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement.

Review of applications begins April 16. However, applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Position available immediately.
Please apply online at

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students.
Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.


About Kathleen

I'm the Coordinator of Information Services at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, which means I'm the faculty liaison responsible for library instruction, the library's web presence, services for off-campus & distance students, collection development & management for all subject areas, and providing both f2f & virtual reference assistance. I don't get bored.
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