Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Created: April 6, 2013


Phoenix School of Law (PhoenixLaw) seeks applications for an experienced Emerging Technologies Librarian.

The school is a member of The InfiLaw System, a consortium of independent law schools committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. Its mission is to establish student-centered, American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in underserved markets that graduate students with practice-ready skills, and achieve true diversity programs aimed at student academic and career success.

The Emerging Technologies Librarian provides technology (software applications, Web 2.0 applications, iPads, apps, and other technologies) and research database training to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others users of the Phoenix School of Law (PSL) Library. The Emerging Technologies Librarian is the lead for implementing new technologies and databases for the Library. The Emerging Technologies Librarian reports to the Assistant Director for Collection Services.

Summary:  The Emerging Technologies Librarian identifies, implements, and evaluates current and emerging technologies for the delivery of library services, with a special focus on research and instructional services, including virtual reference, discovery tools, social networking applications, mobile services, and instructional technologies; plans, develops and evaluates the PSL Library website; and ensures that Library technology services and instructional products are easy to use.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Tracks trends, assesses user needs and preferences, investigates new developments and applications, and incorporates appropriate technologies to support the delivery of services and resources of the Library
Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies and databases
Serves as the Library liaison for database vendors and manages passwords for databases
Serves as the Library's lead contact for training faculty on courseware systems such as TWEN and D2L
Maintains the Library's social media and website
Provides usage statistics using web analytics tools and vendor-provided information
Collaborates to plan development opportunities for building technology awareness and supports the PSL community of users in using and adopting technologies that improve user experience
Maintains good working relationships with students, employees, vendors, and other PSL community users
Works with other PSL departments to assure effective delivery of distance education and instructional technology such as podcasts, screencasts, animation, social media and blogs
Participates in troubleshooting users' technical problems with library resources
Provides reference and research services as part of a team
Develops policies and procedures
Performs other duties in support of the School's missions


Required Qualifications: MLS from ALA accredited school (will consider those who are close to completion of the MLS); service-oriented, innovative, and flexible attitude; demonstrated willingness to work in a fast-paced atmosphere with multiple projects and diverse users; strong oral and written communication skills; experience working in a professional, team-based environment; demonstrated experience with Web 2.0 technologies; experience training users how to use technology and databases; excellent technology skills as demonstrated through the use of current and/or innovative technologies; experience working in a library.

Preferred Qualifications: J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school or substantive knowledge of American law equivalent to successful completion of the first year of an ABA accredited full-time JD program; knowledge of, and experience using, electronic and other legal research resources; experience in teaching, performing legal reference services, and working with electronic resources.

Salary is commensurate with experience. PhoenixLaw offers a full benefits package. For more information about Phoenix School of Law, please visit www.Phoenixlaw.edu.

If helping others and working in a dynamic workplace is what you feel passionate about and you are looking for a new challenge and a chance to put your experience to work in an innovative environment – Phoenix School of Law may be the place for you.

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (for Academic Success Center positions), and the names of three professional references (including addresses and phone numbers) to hr@Phoenixlaw.edu or via mail to:

Phoenix School of Law
Human Resources
One North Central 14th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Phoenix School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Published: Saturday, April 6, 2013 14:26 UTC

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