Emerging Technologies Librarian

Notre Dame
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Created: May 22, 2014


The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seeks a creative, innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented Emerging Technologies Librarian to be a member of our Academic Outreach & Engagement Program. The successful candidate will be highly knowledgeable, innovative, results-oriented and strategically focused. S/he will possess excellent communications, interpersonal, and team skills. Working both independently and collegially, s/he will help lead the Libraries in creating superb specialized services for today’s students and faculty and those of tomorrow.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The individual in this position will be responsible for assisting users with the identification, evaluation, and use of emerging technologies in the creation of a variety of media-rich projects.  S/he will explore, develop, promote, and assess innovative online tools and related services for library learners and identify learning and engagement opportunities to support student research and promote success.  The successful candidate will be familiar with a variety of technologies used in creating and editing audio/video files, academic posters, infographics, photo essays, and/or data visualizations. S/he will work closely with teaching faculty to incorporate media-rich assignments into student coursework. S/he will work collaboratively with a group of librarians to provide point of need reference services, course-integrated library instruction, library workshops, and a variety of outreach activities.  The person in this position will work with librarians to create and implement online learning modules to support both information and digital literacy and help to identify, monitor, and assess new and emerging technologies of interest to the Library, including recommendations for adoption.  The Emerging Technologies Librarian will also take the lead in working with a variety of library and campus partners to add to and promote Remix (https://remix.nd.edu/), our digital literacy resource portal.

QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or an equivalent terminal degree. Candidates must demonstrate ability to identify, evaluate, and use emerging technology effectively to enhance library instruction and other outreach services as well as skills in web applications. Enthusiasm for working with students and faculty, along with excellent oral and written communication and instructional skills and proven ability to work well with colleagues are also required. The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of copyright law as it applies to digital media, knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles, the ability to create and edit audio/video files, experience in the creation of data visualizations and/or infographics, experience teaching library skills in an academic setting, and experience working with diverse cultures and learning styles. Candidates with experience in Programming and web design relevant to the construction of online learning objects and experience or coursework in instructional design are preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians are non-tenure track members of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

ENVIRONMENT:The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at http://nd.edu/.  The Hesburgh Libraries (http://library.nd.edu) hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 140 staff and 55 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia.

The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.

Application instructions To apply, please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Electronic submission of applications is required. Please submit all application documents to: Michelle Savoie, Senior Personnel Operations Coordinator: michelle.savoie@nd.edu.

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