Job Number TU-15035
Campus Main Campus
Full/Part Time Full
Date Posted (External) 01/26/2012
The Emerging Technologies Librarian under the general supervision of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, will identify, evaluate and implement current and emerging technologies and applications for delivery of library services, in collaboration with the Library Technology Services and Digital Library Initiatives Departments. Primary focus shall be on reference and instruction (e.g., virtual reference, discovery, social networking, app development, mobile, instructional technology). Track trends, investigate new developments and applications, and incorporate appropriate technologies into the library environment to improve the library’s public services. Collaborate with Senior Manager in Library Technology Services to generate staff development opportunities for building technology awareness and encourage the adoption of technologies that improve the library’s physical and virtual presence. Build widgets and apps. designed to embed library resources and services into learning spaces. Collect and report statistics and assess impact of technology-based services on library users. Participate in the design and development of the library’s website and instructional and promotional materials. Participate fully in reference and instructional services. Serve as the liaison to the School of Education and provide collection development for education. May supervise student assistants. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated experience developing widgets, apps, tutorials or other research/instructional tools.
*Demonstrated ability to provide reference and instructional services.
*Current awareness of issues and trends in information technology and public services.
*Familiarity with standard practices in web development and usability.
*Experience using course management systems, online collaborative productivity tools, and content management systems.
*Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to interact with diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
*Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus.
*Proficiency with one or more programming languages, and a content management system like Drupal.
*Reference and instruction experience in an academic library.
*Experience providing instructional technology support; experience participating in collaborative web application development, familiarity with XHTML, XML, PHP, and relational databases.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.