The Learning Technologies and Data Librarian plays a central role in shaping data services, extended reality (XR) support and in fostering the tactile learning, entrepreneurship, and innovation that result from using makerspace technologies. The position also contributes to other aspects of departmental work including instruction, research support, and faculty/student engagement. This is a 12-month faculty position reporting to the Head of Research and Scholarship.
The position will collaborate with faculty to foster creativity, innovation, tactile and experiential learning via makerspace technologies. The position also oversees data and data visualization services for students and faculty, including dataset acquisition, data literacy instruction, and data visualization instruction. Collaborating with library colleagues, this position manages data management services for faculty and students. The position also monitors, pilots, and suggests new and emerging technologies that support the work of the department, and serves as liaison to University programs that foster technology use.
The University Libraries are in the beginning stages of significant change, growth, and opportunity. A new library facility will open in 2024 that will host an expanded makerspace and data visualization and XR labs, quickly followed by a ground-up redesign of our existing library facility with newly re-envisioned study spaces featuring a new space for Archives and Special Collections.
Required Qualifications for this position include a Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree; strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills; demonstrating initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings. Applicant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings.
Preferred Qualifications for this position include knowledge of makerspace technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and their pedagogical uses; evidence of, or interest in, XR and its applications in the curriculum; knowledge of data visualization technologies and data management practices.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining interest in the position and qualifications, a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/20296. Screening of candidates will begin June 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.
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Published: Thursday, June 1, 2023 23:59 UTC
Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2023 23:59 UTC