Digital Instruction Librarian position description

Job Title:  Digital Instruction Librarian
Classification:  Professional, exempt, full-time, permanent
Reports to:  Library Director
Date:  September, 2017

Summary of Position:  The Digital Instruction Librarian is responsible for producing and mounting instructional library LibGuides and videos, teaching patrons how to produce instructional videos for ministry and research, how to use and evaluate the library’s technology and digital resources, and how to curate privately procured digital resources. The Digital Instruction Librarian will be an educator, advocate, and entrepreneur for digital resources by being accessible to masters students, doctoral students, and faculty.

Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Creates and maintains on-line guides (LibGuides) and online tutorials/videos in collaboration with Associate Librarian for Public Services
  2. Teaches students, faculty and JKM staff how to produce their own instructional videos for church, ministry and research
  3. Supports faculty in the teaching of on-line courses
  4. Teaches students, faculty, and JKM staff how to curate [preserve, organize, retrieve, search, share] personal digital collections and portfolios
  5. Teaches how to set up and maintain digital repositories for scholars associated with LSTC & McCormick
  6. Researches tests, evaluates, plans, implements, and actively advocates for innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in  the provision of Library resources and services in association with other JKM staff
  7. Teaches and assists Spanish speaking students & instructors; teaches and assists ESL students
  8. Works with students in evening and weekends, as well as weekdays
  9. Pursue on-going professional development to keep current and to augment skills
  10. Participates in library staff functions and meetings and, as time permits and interest dictates, in LSTC and McCormick community events
  11. Other duties as assigned; willingness to learn new technologies and competencies.


  1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or related field
  2. Ability to work with and teach people from diverse ethnic, racial, and theological backgrounds, using diverse pedagogies in large group, small group and one-on-one settings
  3. Ability to produce instructional videos
  4. Ability to fluently speak and read Spanish
  5. Strong knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their applications for libraries, including web-editing and desktop publishing software
  6. Strong verbal, logic, interview, listening, and interpersonal skills
  7. Ability to work independently and collegially with library and institutional colleagues
  8. Knowledge of and ability to use resources for theological research preferred.