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Information Literacy Instructional Designer

Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, outgoing, and innovative Information LiteracyInstructional Designer (ILID) to work with classroom faculty to embed information literacy into foundational courses that are being redesigned through the (IMPACT) Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation program.  IMPACT is a provost funded initiative comprised of partners from the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), iTaP Teaching and Learning, Purdue Extended Campus (PEC), and the Libraries that works with faculty and instructors to improve student competency and confidence through student-centered teaching and learning.

Purdue Libraries values information literacy, and takes an informed learning approach that emphasizes engaging with information to learn in a discipline-focused context. Working under the guidance of the Libraries’ Information Literacy Specialist, the ILID will lead efforts to collaborate with and guide faculty and instructors in the development of instructional designs for teaching learners to use information in embedded ways that support the attainment of instructional outcomes.  IMPACT offers an opportunity for the Libraries to promote student-centered learning, and to enhance Purdue students’ information literacy. The ILID will participate on interdepartmental teams that collaborate with faculty and instructors on course development projects in areas such as instructional design, evaluation of instructional outcomes, and curriculum development. The ILID will develop instructional material designed to promote best practices for addressing information literacy in the undergraduate classroom.  The ILID will also collaborate with faculty or instructors in the development of classroom research projects.

Reporting to the Information Literacy Specialist who coordinates the Libraries’ involvement in IMPACT, the ILIDwill provide regular reports on the progress and status of their work with faculty and instructors. This position will be funded for a period of three years from the date of hire.



·         MLS or MIS from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

·         Knowledge or strong interest in best practices and innovations in teaching and learning related to information literacy.

·         Knowledge of best practices and innovations in teaching and learning as well as curriculum and instruction. 

·         Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and consult with faculty and instructional staff across disciplines.

·         Evidence of ability to collaborate with a broad range of individuals including faculty, instructional staff, and professional staff.

·         Demonstrate the ability to work as a contributing member or leader of a strategic team. 

·         Demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and inclusive excellence as well as a commitment to a high level of professionalism.

·         Must be able to adapt to changing situations and demonstrate flexibility in various situations. 

·         Demonstrate the ability to foster a supportive work climate in interactions with team members as well as faculty and instructional staff.



·         Experience with course redesign and transformation processes and models.

·         Evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level.

·         Experience with research and assessment specifically with regards to using information to learning with discipline-focused classroom. 

·         Experience with assessment and research, especially knowledge and experience conducting or fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

·         Skills in creating digital and online instructional resources.

·         Knowledge of and skills in using teaching and learning technologies. 


Application process:
To be considered for the position, applications must be made through Purdue University’s employment web site at:
www.purdue.edu/hr/careers and reference Job Number 1301501. Please include a cover letter with your application outlining your qualifications for this position. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: libhr@purdue.edu. Resumes or CV’s sent to this email address cannot be considered. Please put “Informed Learning Instructional Designer” in the title of all email correspondence.


Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. A background check is required for this position.