The Systems and Educational Technology Liaison is tasked with support of current systems and works on projects to deliver new services to better support a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. In this role, they provide support for faculty, students, and Wallace Library staff by developing and maintaining networked applications for teaching, learning, and research at Wheaton College. The Systems and Educational Technology Liaison administers, maintains, and supports all modules of the Library’s WorldShare Management System and is the primary contact for problem resolution and,as needed, will function as the Library’s representative to regional and national user groups. In addition, this position is charged with supporting, maintaining, developing, and installing specialized library applications and networked academic technology either individually or as part of a group, including: interlibrary loan software (OCLC’s Tipasa), electronic reserves software (DocuTek), streaming media services, learning management systems (e.g. Moodle), and social software (e.g. blogs, wikis, podcasting, etc.). This position serves as an instructional technology specialist, an educator, and a frequent point of contact for Library staff, and faculty. The person in this position facilitates the use of technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for staff and faculty and provides professional development opportunities, and encourages and supports their use of technology in the classroom. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction, the person in this position explores, introduces, and implements strategies and tools to make best use of technology in teaching. The person in this position also actively engages with the college’s technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives.
This position serves in the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, which is responsible for the direct support of teaching, learning, and research, particularly as they are enhanced by technology and the use of library and other information resources. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Wheaton community.