Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Librarian-Instructional Design Librarian

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University welcomes applications for an Instructional Design Librarian. The Instructional Design Librarian plays a key role in shaping the library’s instructional presence.  The position also contributes to other aspects of departmental work including instruction, research support, and faculty/student engagement.  This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Head of Research and Scholarship. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. 

Essential Job Duties: Oversee development and maintenance of instructional design projects, including learning objects in multiple formats, videos, and tutorials. Assist and advise librarians in the development of instructional projects for distance learning, classroom extension, and alternative pedagogies. Maintain library presence in campus learning tools, including Moodle. Partners with campus educational technology colleagues to develop online learning tools that support information and digital literacies. Serves as liaison to programs and offices that support instructional design and educational technologies including the Coastal Office of Online Learning. Serves as a liaison to selected departments, building strong and sustaining relationships.  Actively communicates with departmental faculty regarding library services, resources and initiatives. Develops, manages, delivers, and assess instructional sessions tied to curricular and co-curricular objectives. Shares responsibility for teaching credit-bearing information literacy courses. Provides generalized and specialized research assistance via one-to-one and small group consultations, both in-person or online. Maintains current awareness of trends in the areas of responsibility and makes recommendations for improvement. 

Required Qualifications:  Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree.  Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.  Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings.  Preferred Qualifications:  Experience creating learning objects in multiple formats.  Familiarity with learning management systems, including Moodle. Familiarity with instructional design principles and digital pedagogy. 

Kimbel Library is in the beginning stages of significant change, growth, and opportunity.  We will soon begin construction on a new, state of the art library learning complex this year that will host a maker space and data visualization and VR labs, quickly followed by a ground-up redesign of our existing library facility with newly re-envisioned study spaces featuring a new space for Archives and Special Collections.  We have recently reorganized our areas of operation and are hiring new positions to support this new  concept of the 21st century library and its corresponding service models, workflows, and spaces.  

Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining interest in the position and qualifications, a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: Screening of candidates will begin July 15 and continue until the position is filled.  

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.