Online Learning Librarian

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Created: April 3, 2013


Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide vision and guidance in delivery of excellent online library services to distance learning students and remote users. The successful candidate will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Online Learning Librarian plans, implements and assesses the delivery of library services to the university's distance learning students and other remote users; collaborates with campus faculty and staff in the marketing and integration of online learning materials into course curricula; investigates and applies new technologies to integrate information literacy and research skills into online courses; and provides online library instruction, virtual research assistance and online consultations. The Online Learning Librarian will help shape future library services to distance learning students and should understand the evolving needs of nontraditional students. Additionally, the Online Learning Librarian works collaboratively with the Research and Instructional Services Department to provide general reference services, teaches face-to-face instruction sessions, and conducts in-person consultations. The Online Learning Librarian will serve as a liaison to the Office of Emerging Academic Initiatives and Office of Continuing Studies. Some night and weekend work, as well as some travel, will be required.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic library reference experience. Instruction/training experience. Demonstrated knowledge of software and technology related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Centra. Experience planning, implementing, and assessing a program of services; evidence of effective project management skills; experience with marketing and/or outreach. Familiarity with emerging educational technology. Understanding of learning theory and pedagogy, specifically with teaching nontraditional students. Interest in scholarly communication trends.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: The initial appointment is a one (1) year fixed-term contract; subsequent renewal may be for a multi-year fixed-term contract. Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Academic Library Services: Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's web site at for additional information.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at

Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications: ALA- accredited master's degree or international equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution in library or information science. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Flexibility in adapting to change. Ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user community. Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed. Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff across campus. Familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services. Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Process: Screening of applications will begin May 3rd and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must submit a candidate profile online. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) must be attached to the application electronically, additional materials such as MLS transcripts may be sent by mail to: Search Committee, Online Learning Librarian, Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator, 2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 05/03/2013


Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 20:53 UTC

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