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Visiting Assistant Professor of Library Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rasmuson Library seeks a highly motivated recently graduated librarian to serve as a non-tenure-track member of our instructional faculty. In this position you’ll teach our core information literacy course, “LS101,” as well as individual course-integrated instruction sessions, both online and in the classroom. You’ll use your creative talents to design shared curriculum, create shared assignments, and help us update our student learning outcomes with the latest ACRL Framework. This position also provides reference and research services, and works with the outreach team to promote the library’s information resources and help ensure student success. Experience the beauty and remoteness of Fairbanks, Alaska, while getting valuable academic library experience in a unique position limited only by your imagination.


Teach the LS101 core course, including at least 2 sections per academic term, minimum 6 per year; sections may be online or in the physical classroom. Working with library faculty, take the lead in updating LS101 student learning outcomes and align LS101 to match the current Association of College and Research Libraries Framework. Offer course-integrated instruction sessions (commonly known as “BI” sessions) as requested by faculty or teaching assistants; these may include special content sessions or workshops for special groups, such as honors students, first-year students, advanced graduate students, etc. Design, develop and implement curriculum modules and assessment instruments for the instruction program using appropriate emerging technologies to enhance student learning. Create or update online research guides for various subjects.

Provide brief or in-depth reference and research services as needed, along with other reference faculty and staff. Services may be in person, online, or on the telephone. Provide individual research consultation sessions as requested. Assist library faculty and staff with outreach events and activities, including promotional materials, event arrangements, etc. as needed.

Serve on library or university committees as appropriate. Participate in job-related professional meetings or conferences or other professional development activities. Stay current with trends, technology, user needs and services in an academic library environment. Collaborate with other library employees on projects as needed. Participation in research and publication is an option in this residency program.

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