Information and Emerging Technologies, Instructor

Full time

Created: October 29, 2012
Bowling Green
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Description

The University Libraries (UL) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) invites applications and nominations to fill the one-year temporary position of Library Information and Emerging Technologies, Instructor.

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Dean, the Instructor of Library Information and Emerging Technologies manages and participates in the day-to-day operations of the Library Information & Technology Services (LITS) unit. The primary responsibilities of the LITS Instructor are to stay current in emerging technologies, to oversee integrated library systems and to work closely with all UL faculty and staff to advance digital initiatives by managing digital projects and systems.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing innovative web applications and learning objects, creating digital library collections or managing institutional repositories. The LITS Instructor also works with all library departments in supporting the directions of the UL Strategic Plan related to information technology.  LITS provides computing and technological support for the University Libraries (UL), including desktop support, the integrated library system, web development, digital initiatives, and more.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum of (3) three years experience developing and managing integrated library systems and related computer operations in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Ability to successfully plan, track, organize, and manage multiple detail-oriented projects.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in developing creative and innovative web applications and learning objects supporting teaching and learning.
  • Experience with creating digital library collections and managing an institutional repository.
  • Knowledge of developments in digital preservation, scholarly communication and their application to library services and information access.

Salary and Benefits
12-month, one year temporary position at the rank of Instructor.  Competitive salary in keeping with peer institution libraries for rank and candidate’s experience and credentials. 

Environment
BGSU is a founding and active member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 90 Ohio institutions. The UL comprises general collections (housed within the William T. Jerome Library) in social sciences, humanities, and sciences; government documents; the Curriculum Resource Center; and is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Center for Archival Collections, which includes the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, and the Music Library/Sound Recordings Archives.  Additionally, the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository, that serves BGSU and the University of Toledo, is managed by the University Libraries.

Established in 1910, BGSU has received consistently high national rankings by US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for its strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students. BGSU enrolls more than 20,000 students in a variety of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. With an in-town residential campus, BGSU is located in northwest Ohio, 20 miles south of Toledo in close proximity to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus. For more information, visit our web site: www.bgsu.edu . BGSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Pre-Employment Background Check
Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Offers of employment are conditional until a background investigation has been successfully completed and all other pre-employment requirements are satisfied. The University reserves the right to determine and confirm suitability for employment and to end any employment already begun if the background check reveals disqualifying information.

Application and Nomination Process
This position is available beginning January 7, 2013.  Print, electronic, and fax applications accepted, and must be received or postmarked by November 12, 2012.  Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, full curriculum vitae, and the name, address, and contact information of at least three (3) professional references to:  Instructor of Library Information and Emerging Technologies, Administrative Office, 204 William T. Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.  Email: libadmin@bgsu.edu . Fax: (419) 372-0188.

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