Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian

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Created: April 21, 2014


Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach, Instruction, and Public Services, the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian works collaboratively as part of the ROI team to provide high-quality user education and information support services.

Healey Library maintains a long-standing tradition of offering top-quality, user-centric education and support as a key component of the intellectual and scholarly community at a research-extensive public university. In serving as the Educational Technologies and Online Learning Librarian, this person plays a critical leadership and strategic role in directing the expansion of our online instructional efforts in the university libraries. This Librarian plays a key role in helping us build online instructional content that can be used both with learners who are located on campus and with students, faculty, and staff who are not physically on campus. This instructional content might be prepackaged content from library vendors, such as Credo and Imagine Easy, content developed in-house through various web tutorial authoring platforms, or some combination of the two approaches.

In addition to implementing new technologies and pedagogies, the Librarian will work closely with university faculty, administration, IT staff, and other stakeholders to integrate online learning and assessment into the UMB curriculum. This position also provides core ROI services, such as providing reference and research assistance, teaching information literacy instruction sessions, and other functions that allow Healey Library to maintain a responsive, agile, user-centered approach to connecting library users with high-quality resources and efficient and effective research strategies.

Healey Library prizes innovation and creativity in providing library services, and ROI librarians are expected to explore, experiment, and innovate both in their own work and through collaborative practice with the ROI team. ROI librarians keep each other apprised of educational technologies, innovative teaching practices, service ideas from other universities or libraries, and ideas for engaging in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of the services offered. ROI librarians participate in assessment initiatives, technology pilots both within the library and sponsored by the information technology department, and collaborative practice based on idea generation and idea sharing, with the understanding that these ideas may be generated and shared among the ROI team, among other library departments, among other departments and programs across campus, or even among colleagues at different schools and colleges.

ROI librarians maintain membership in relevant professional organizations and participate in regular and ambitious professional development opportunities both through local and national conference and meeting attendance, and by sharing ideas and scholarship with the UMB community and beyond through publications and presentations.

Required Qualifications: A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA - accredited program or equivalent. Two-three years professional, post-MLS experience. Knowledge of information literacy theories and practices. Strong grounding in pedagogy and learning theories. Experience and expertise with a vast array of educational technologies and web authoring tools, including tutorial software and learning management systems. Ability to train staff, students, and colleagues in educational technologies, software, and programs. Experience in creating online learning objects, including tutorials, videos, and instructional guides. Experience with synchronous and asynchronous online learning theories and practice. Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student - centered environment. Commitment to working in a team-based, collaborative environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. In-depth knowledge of the research process and with evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Second master’s degree. Classroom teaching experience. Assessment experience. Experience in managing vendor relationships. Outreach experience to faculty, students, and staff in an academic environment.

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