Emerging Technologies Librarian

University of Louisville
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Created: September 9, 2015


 The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL) invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the position of emerging technologies librarian. This outgoing individual will evaluate, implement and maintain awareness of emerging technologies in an academic and health sciences library environment. The library provides information and research support to the students, staff, and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.

This is a full-time, tenure-track or term position reporting to the Director of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. Minimum salary is $42,000. The anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor. The entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications.

  • Maintain, evaluate and implement emerging and evolving technologies
  • Initiate, design and provide effective training for staff, students and faculty of potential and emerging services using new technologies
  • Work with the appropriate library and university technology offices, departments and committees
  • Recommend and oversee the purchase of technology (hardware, software, webbased) to meet the needs of library faculty, staff and users
  • Design, maintain and assess the library web site and other digital systems and resources
  • Supervise the KHSL IT staff person and one student assistant
  • Teach orientations and workshops about information literacy, mobile technologies, social media, productivity apps, and collaboration tools to library users and library employees
  • Provide reference services
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science granted by December 31, 2015
  • Excellent presentation and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies
  • Demonstrated evidence of basic skills in website development
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and problemsolving
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as both a team member and independently
  • Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements
Desirable Qualifications
  • Additional degree in related technology field
  • Demonstrated ability in web application development and programming languages
  • Experience in managing technology
  • Experience in a health sciences library
  • Health sciences background


The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is
located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university
campus, Belknap Campus. The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the
university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding. Kornhauser Health Sciences library
has partnered with KentuckyOne Health Care in the provision of fully-integrated virtual
library services to 27 hospitals and health centers throughout the state of Kentucky

With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty
nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also
has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries
(http://louisville.edu/library/) joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries
in 2002. The city of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/library/hr/louisville) offers
hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of
living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports,
incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.

Nominations are sought and welcome. Applications should be submitted electronically at
https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp. Completed applications
should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant
experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three
references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed
applications on October 5, 2015; the position is open until filled. Questions about the
position or application process may be addressed to:

Neal D. Nixon
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-5775

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to employment. Proper
documentation of identity and employability are also required. A criminal background
report will be completed on the chosen candidate.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with
Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a
broad variety of candidates.


Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 13:24 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC