Emerging Technologies Librarian

Notre Dame
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Created: October 10, 2014


Hi Code4Lib folks!

The Hesburgh Libraries are seeking an energetic, creative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented individual for a new Emerging Technologies Librarian position. Full description is below, but feel free to email Lauren Ajamie at lajamie@nd.edu with any questions (but send applications to Michelle Savoie at michelle.savoie@nd.edu). 


The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented Emerging Technologies Librarian to be a member of our Academic Outreach & Engagement program. The successful candidate will be innovative, results-oriented, strategically focused and highly knowledgeable in the area of emerging technologies. 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 as well as those of tomorrow.

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 student success. A significant task will be to maintain and expand a website (https://remix.nd.edu/) that promotes and supports student creation of media-rich projects. S/he will help students individually and in the classroom setting to identify and use a variety of digital media in their assignments, and s/he will work collaboratively with teaching faculty, especially those in the Multimedia Writing & Rhetoric program, to identify ways to incorporate media-rich assignments into student coursework. This person will help to identify, monitor, assess, and relay information about new and emerging technologies of interest to the Library, including recommendations for adoption. S/he will work collaboratively with a dynamic group of library colleagues to provide point of need reference services, course-integrated library instruction, library workshops, and a variety of outreach activities. S/he will also work with librarians to create and implement online learning modules to support both information and digital literacy.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or an equivalent terminal degree. Candidates must have experience with web applications and demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate, and use emerging technologies effectively to enhance library instruction and other outreach services. Enthusiasm for working with students and faculty, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well with colleagues, and demonstrable instructional skills are also required. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of copyright law as it applies to digital media, as well as knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques, including curriculum design principles, learning theory, and group and individual teaching techniques.  Experience teaching library skills in an academic setting, and experience working with diverse cultures and learning styles are preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a clear understanding of academic libraries and their connection to campus stakeholders. 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.

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.

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.

Further details & applications:
More information can be found about this position at the Libraries’ website: www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/.

To apply, please include a letter, 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity (http://diversity.nd.edu/) in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community.  The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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