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University of the West Indies
Category: Education
The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. Its faculties offer a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Science and Technology, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences. At 68 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region and has been responsible for producing outstanding leaders who have aided in catapulting regional development.

The UWI Mona Library seeks a dynamic and innovative Instructional Design Librarian who will combine sound pedagogy and design to transform and lead its information Literacy Teaching Programme. The Instructional Design Librarian is a key member of the Mona Library team who will collaborate with faculty and librarians in the design, delivery and assessment of sustainable and accessible learning objects for library clientele.

The successful candidate will be required to:

• Work in partnership with faculty, students, library colleagues, and other UWI colleagues including, MITS and CETL to design and deliver face-to face and online instruction;
• Apply information literacy standards/frames, instructional technologies, pedagogies, to information literacy design and delivery;
• Design and develop point-of-need resources such as online learning materials including library guides, videos and social media tools, and create repository of such materials;
• Develop tools to promote and assess programmes and instructional delivery to demonstrate library impact, and train colleagues in use of these tools;
• Play an active role in developing and delivery of Information Literacy instructional material to faculty and students;
• Participate in the development of policies, procedures, and goals for instructional and research services;
• Provide face to face and virtual reference service;
• Serve as subject Liaison Librarian to academic departments;
• Engage with and integrate emerging trends and technologies in support of Information Literacy Instruction.

Applicants are required to submit a resume giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. These should be sent by electronic mail to addressed to the Campus Registrar for the attention of the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica. The final date for receipt of applications is May 6, 2019. Applicants are advised to ask their referees to send reports under confidential cover to the above address without waiting to be contacted.

The University thanks all applicants. However, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Essential Qualifications and Experience:

• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent;
• A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in teaching/working in a related area at the tertiary level;
• Experience in instructional design in a higher education/ academic library setting;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and faculty.

Competencies Required:

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and client service skills
• Team building skills and customer oriented approaches
• Leadership skills in a collaborative environment
• Technologically savvy, with demonstrated competence in graphic design/instructional design strategies
• Grant and proposal writing knowledge
• Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development and research and innovation in LIS
Deadline: May 6, 2019

Contact Information
Name: Director, Human Resource Management Division
Address: The University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
Telephone: N/A
Fax: N/A

Ad Post Date: 2019-04-15



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