Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Created: October 20, 2013


Rappahannock Community College in Virginia is a two-year public institution of higher education with campuses in Warsaw and Glenns, and satellite teaching locations throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula region. Rappahannock Community College serves the citizens of twelve counties and two towns, comprising one of the largest geographic areas of any school in Virginia’s community college system. The college’s two libraries are located on the Glenns and Warsaw campuses, with the Warsaw campus library also serving through contractual arrangement as the official public library of Richmond County, Virginia.

The Emerging Technologies Librarian, under the supervision of the Library Coordinator, has primary responsibility for the integration of innovative technologies into the Library. This entails maintaining and enhancing content of the library website, coordinating the library’s presence in social media, expanding the library’s presence in Blackboard, and the creation of instructional and promotional materials for use online and in person, in the library and in the community. The person in this position actively participates in online and face-to-face reference and instruction and participates in collection development. Other duties include the integration of library services into classes; the creation of online modules (such as tutorials, presentations and other documents) to explain and promote library services; evaluation of apps and widgets to determine applicability for use in the library; developing and maintaining subject guides; and representing the library on some college committees, in regional associations and at professional conferences.. The person in this position is expected to keep abreast of information and trends in library and related technology fields and be innovative in recommending new ideas to connect students with information. Person must be comfortable with change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment. The College Librarian will provide occasional backup support in the absence of the Library Coordinator in supervising all library personnel operations. This position serves all college sites and will maintain a schedule at both campuses. The Emerging Technologies Librarian also serves the citizens of Richmond County in the library’s dual capacity as both a college and public library. This position will also supervise student assistants.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience using an LMS and presentation software. Strong evidence of customer service focus/orientation.  Willingness to participate in the life of the College through activities, committee work and special assignments.

Preferred qualifications: Previous experience working in a reference and/or digital services position in a library. Instructional experience in an academic library or other teaching experience. Experience in maintaining webpage content. Familiarity with digital initiatives in a library environment. High level of digital literacy/fluency, including ability to adapt to new technologies and learn new tools quickly.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience; hiring minimum is $52,314; excellent benefits package.

Satisfactory reference and criminal background checks are a condition of employment.

A completed Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application, cover letter and resume describing qualifications and unofficial transcripts are required.  Applications will only be accepted online through the Recruitment Management System at http://jobs.virginia.gov and must be received by 5:00pm on November 4, 2013. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application.

Rappahannock Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or disability in recruiting and employment. Inquiries related to college's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to the Human Resources Manager, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, Virginia 23149.


Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013 21:46 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC