Commons Librarian for Digital Research and Education

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Created: April 4, 2013


Provides leadership and coordination in the library's digital research and education programs, including creation of digital and new/emerging media resources, services, and facilities.

Reports to:
Commons Librarian/Head of Research & Education

Essential Duties:
1. Coordinate the physical, and lead the virtual, training/education programs as integral components to the library's TLR enterprises. Participate in library outreach and digital education programs and the programs' impact and effectiveness assessment on campus and beyond. Participate in physical and virtual research services, including multimedia, bibliographic research, management, and assistance. Leads outreach training surrounding the library's growing digital resources, access tools, and other pertinent software. Design, produce just-in-time Web-based, individualized tutorials, as well as present and coordinate live online workshops. Train other library staff in this function. May identify and make recommendations for additional software and services surrounding our digital outreach and education programs.

2. Work collaboratively on library outreach and digital TLR programs with IT, ITDP, AMS, CTE, and OAS, and the College's shared/integrated services (iHelp). Participate in outreach, training, and production related to the libraries' MediaHub and work closely with the staff in Digital Publishing Services to create and maintain services. Incorporate library resources into Sakai, Sharepoint, and other CMS and LMS systems. Teach workshops for faculty, staff, and students related to use of Library+Commons and MediaHub technology. Investigate methodologies and best practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored digital content and products. Pursue professional development activities.

3. Coordinate, participate, and assist in all digital research and education initiatives; including research services, collection (virtual and physical) management, recommending purchase of database, electronic resources, and development of Web based instruction materials. Seek opportunities for outreach to library staff, academic/campus departments, students, the HELIN Library Consortium, and the broader profession.

Marginal Duties:
Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required:
MS in Instructional Design or Educational Technology or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience; additional graduate degree/s strongly preferred. Demonstrated expertise in research, instruction and education, online/ synchronous, face to face/synchronous, and hybrid, and assessment of instruction and education programs. Demonstrated expertise integrating traditional and high-tech services, resources and tools for teaching, learning, and research; expertise or high-level proficiency with multiple operating systems and platforms. Demonstrated expertise with and ability to teach pertinent digital media, publishing, and audio and video tools. Technological expertise vis-à-vis the vital relationship between the library's information technologies and services, instructional technologies and media services, and the technology resources throughout the HELIN consortium. Demonstrated administrative and project management experience and high proficiency. Ability to teach others. Solid interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills, with collegial and inclusive style. Expertise in database and internet search and peripherals, including bibliographic tools and utilities.

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