Instructional Design & Liaison Librarian

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on print

Job Description

As the pre-eminent educational institution for the performing arts, Berklee is committed to transforming arts education and empowering artistic growth. We also seek to equip our students with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today’s knowledge-driven, global society. To help advance this mission, the Berklee Library is seeking a creative, technically-grounded and visionary new team member. The successful candidate for this position will employ her/his skills in instructional design together with library expertise and strong communication skills to serve Berklee’s widely diverse community. This position is situated in a diverse, multi-disciplinary department which, in addition to providing library services and resources, also serves as the campus-wide incubator for innovative technology; provides music technology facilities and training; oversees a robust events program and provides oversight for the Berklee archives. The position reports to the Director of Learning Support Services.

Essential Functions/Primary Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and deliver online learning materials to support library instruction; provide research services in consultation and collaboration with faculty and library staff; support the administration of library guides.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and faculty to employ expertise in learning theory, pedagogy, and assessment to strengthen and enhance the library instruction program.

  • Create and implement innovative information products, including media-based materials, tools and services to provide high quality, user-focused learning experiences that support information literacy, life­long learning and critical appraisal skills, and improve student-learning outcomes.

  • Administer LibApps and support innovation, discoverability and user interface design of library products and services through both front-end and back-end development.

  • Teach face-to-face, small-group, blended, and online library instruction through course-integrated sessions, particularly for Berklee’s first-year experience course. Also develop and lead workshops, innovative events and cross-campus collaborations.

  • Provide a broad range of research and reference services through walk-ups, appointment and online. Provide individual appointments and in-depth research consultations.

  • Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to promote active learning and enhance learning environments. Help integrate information competency elements into course materials.

  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in academic library outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, library outreach and information access.

  • Contribute to programming activities within The Libraries. Embrace and promote an environment of continual improvement and learning. Work closely with other team members, identify and recommend relevant initiatives.

  • Collaborate with other groups on campus to provide appropriate library support for co-curricular programs and activities.

  • Engage with the broader college community through service and leadership.

Other Duties May include:

  • Periodic collection development duties including assisting with digital collections.

  • Engage and contribute to the broader Berklee community through service and leadership.

  • May require occasional non-standard working hours, such as nights and weekends, depending on instructional demands.

Required Skills:

  • Flexibility and a high comfort level with change is a requirement for thriving in Berklee’s agile, highly entrepreneurial culture.

  • Willingness to take risks and adopt experimental approaches.

  • A commitment to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion with respect for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience with instructional design principles.

  • Knowledge or experience with implementing and integrating instructional technologies, including video or media editing, or graphic design, into an information literacy program.

  • Demonstrated abilities or experiences of technical aptitude.

  • Flexibility and the ability/willingness to learn new technologies.

  • Experience with reference or music reference.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Previous experience with first-year experience courses and/or delivering library services to first generation college students.


Required Experience

  • Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or a Masters degree in Education, Instructional Technology or Learning Design OR equivalent strong professional experience in related area.

  • 2 or more years of experience in an academic or music library.

  • Experience conducting instruction for undergraduate and/or graduate students

  • Active commitment to and engagement with creative practice and the performing arts



The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

JOb Categories

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/musiclib/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/caldera-easy-pods/classes/caldera-forms.php on line 389

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/musiclib/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/caldera-easy-pods/classes/caldera-forms.php on line 389