ACADEMIC SPECIALIST (LIBRARIAN)
Occasional travel - Seldom Up to 15%
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non- Sensitive position which requires a background investigation.To qualify for this position, you must:
- Have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
- Have a minimum of two years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
- Have demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
- Have experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
- Have experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
- Have experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
- Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
- Have excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
- Have the ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
- Have the ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
- Have the ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment
- Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library.
- Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory.
- Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camta sia, etc.) and course management software.
- Working knowledge of instructional design and web design.
This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. Applications for this vacancy require a narrative assessment questionnaire to be completed by each applicant and uploaded as a separate document with submission. The required narrative questions are listed in the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section. Responses to the narrative questions must be completed and uploaded with the other specified required documents.
NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.
Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.
Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A screening panel will review your resume and narrative answers to the assessment questions to evaluate your qualifications for the position. NDU uses a multi-tier selection process for academic positions You must attach a separate document with answers to the questions listed below. The following questions will be reviewed by the NDU screening panel.
- Library Experience: Provide your years of library experience and the types of libraries (academic, military, government, public, medical, or special library) .
- Instructional Services: Describe your experience developing and delivering instruction and training on research methodology and strategies for conducting academic research.
- Reference services: Describe your experience providing research and reference services in an academic or scholarly library. Describe your experience overseeing complex research projects and anticipating reference/research services, research products and library instruction needed by the user community.
- Instructional design / curriculum development: Describe your experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to identify requirements and conduct research to identify and obtain learning materials and resources and developing curriculum and instructional approaches (in-classroom or online) to support student learning.
- Curating library collections: Describe your experience evaluating requirements and building library collections in all formats to meet them.
- Teamwork: Describe your experience working collaboratively with a team to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines.