Librarian – Education and Youth Services

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Rod Library at University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks applicants for a three-year term position as Librarian for Education and Youth Services, starting in August 2023. The Librarian for Education and Youth Services is an 11 month appointment and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Research.

Rod Library is enhancing its support for teacher preparation programs via the innovative Teacher Education and Collaboration Hub (TEACH) project, which will combine the Instructional Resources and Technology Services (IRTS) Collection and Youth Collection and create a hub for teacher preparation and classroom experimentation. The Librarian for Education and Youth Services supports the planning and work of the TEACH Project by building and maintaining collections that support the needs of those studying and researching in disciplines related to teacher education and youth literature; providing liaison services including research consultations, information literacy instruction, research project support, scholarly communication, and other academic outreach to all departments in the College of Education and all disciplines that use and interact with youth literature; and working collaboratively with IRTS and Youth Staff to enact the vision of the TEACH project which includes supporting individuals who work with teachers and teacher librarians throughout the state of Iowa through activities such as Area Education Agencies (AEAs) professional development, book talks, consultation on book challenges, support of the African American Read-In, etc.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.

Education Requirements:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent required.

Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications also include interest in and commitment to teaching and library instruction; willingness and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with coworkers and campus community; excellent oral and written communication skills; interest in working collaboratively across disciplines; and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Desirable Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with coursework or professional work experience in education or children’s/youth literature.

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