Instructional Design Librarian – California

Instructional Design Librarian

University of California, Riverside



Instructional Design Librarian

University of California, Riverside Job Location: CaliforniaApply By: First consideration: 04/03/2023Date Created: 03-10-2023

Position title: Instructional Design Librarian
Salary range: $60,116 – $123,427
Anticipated start: 7/1/2023
Open date: January 30, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Apr 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Instructional Design Librarian will lead efforts to expand, extend, and enrich library instruction through digital and analog teaching materials, as well as contribute their expertise to programmatic information literacy instruction services. Using pedagogical and online teaching best practices, the Instructional Design Librarian will also collaborate with colleagues internal and external to the library to support student success and engagement through the integration of library instruction within courses and the broader curriculum. This includes ensuring accessibility of library instruction materials and making recommendations regarding educational technology purchase and use within the library. This opportunity is available to both experienced and qualified new graduates who have completed their degree by the end of the posting period.

Located an hour’s drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of two facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 26,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 145, including 41 FTE librarians, 72 FTE staff personnel, and approximately 32 FTE students, in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Library is available at UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC’s more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC’s California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

Key Responsibilities
● Provide leadership and further develop the library’s physical and digital learning services in alignment with department, library, and university strategic initiatives,
● Maintain awareness of the instructional design landscape to monitor evolving best practices and pedagogical methodologies,
● Serve as a local expert within the UCR Library on evolving instructional design pedagogies,
● Design and deploy synchronous and asynchronous learning objects in a variety of formats and for a variety of platforms, including online learning modules, videos, research guides, infographics, instructional materials, and other learning object,
● Provide in-depth instructional design consultations for librarian and instructor colleagues,
● Cultivate relationships with University partners to raise awareness and increase use of library instructional materials,
● Make recommendations for and manage use of library educational technology resources,
● Provide general reference service support for students working on the information desk both virtually and in-person,
● Contribute to DigiRef, the UC-wide consortium virtual reference service,
● Participate in departmental instructional rotations, reference support, projects, and service development,
● Participate in assessment and other quality improvement activities,
● Participate in effective communications and engagement with appropriate stakeholders to maintain knowledge contribution to library collections and resources development,
● Collaborate with colleagues across the library and the campus on student engagement activities,
● Independently and collaboratively participate in ongoing professional development,
● In collaboration with the Director of Teaching and Learning, provides guidance and training to the Curriculum Development Student Assistant. May participate, hire and provide student evaluation for this student part- time position.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Appointment at rank of Assistant Librarian to Librarian – Potential Career depending upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)● ALA-accredited (MLIS, MLS etc.) degree or equivalent advanced degree.
● Experience developing web-based research guides or tutorials.
● One year experience providing instruction or reference services in an academic setting.
● Knowledge of or experience with instructional design concepts and/or educational technology.
● Familiarity with major educational technologies, including Instructure Canvas and Articulate.
● Ability to present information effectively in a variety of settings and modalities.
● Ability to provide excellent reference and instruction services in all formats for students and faculty in an academic library.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
● Ability to work creatively and effectively while promoting teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
● Commitment to pedagogical professional development.

Preferred qualifications● Three years’ experience providing instruction or reference services in an academic setting.
● Demonstrated experience with the use of major educational technologies, including Instructure Canvas and Articulate.
● Awareness of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.
● Awareness of copyright issues as they relate to instructional design and deployment of educational materials.

Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
3-5 required (contact information only)
Please provide contact information for a minimum of three references.

Apply link: contact: [email protected]

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy ( All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. You have the right to an equal employment opportunity. For more information about your rights, see the EEO is the Law Supplement


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