Instruction and Design Librarian

Franklin University has a position available for a full-time Instruction and Design Librarian.  The Instruction Librarian ignites enthusiasm for library services and resources by creating, curating, provisioning, and marketing learning materials to assist students, staff, and faculty.  This librarian has the lead in the transformation, development and evaluation of information skills instruction that will enhance student learning and research skills.  He/she will provide instruction to our international community of learners, taking the current instruction model and moving it into a more accessible digital space.  This librarian will cultivate collaboration opportunities with university stakeholders in order to explore original and impactful approaches or ideas for teaching and learning at Franklin University.  The selected individual will supervise the library during assigned weekends within a structured rotation.

We seek someone with broad knowledge and understanding of library instruction and information literacy principles and standards with the ability to consider new and creative ways to provide instruction.  The position requires a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution along with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a librarian in an academic setting.  He/she must have strong computer skills, including expertise in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Adobe programs, especially editing software (e.g. Photoshop Elements), multi-media authoring programs, Content Management Systems, presentation software, web conferencing software, HTML, and blogging platforms.  In addition, someone who is savvy with popular social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and has an understanding of mobile technology and its application in online instruction would be attractive for this position.  In addition, experience delivering instruction, based on adult learning theory, through face-to-face and virtual presentations and engaging audiences with a strong service attitude are also preferred skill sets.  The Instruction Librarian should also have the ability to positively interact with diverse users including students, staff, faculty, alumni and the general public.  

The ideal candidate must possess strong student-centered principles, which align with Franklin University values.

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

To apply, please visit to complete the application for the Instruction and Design Librarian position and attach a copy of your resume.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment.  Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.

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