Human Resources: Available Positions
Position: Academic Technology and Instruction Librarian
Reports to: Library Director
Status: Full-Time, 10 Month, Tenure Track
Supervises: Circulation staff (mornings and weekends)
The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University is seeking applications for an Academic Technology and Instruction Librarian to provide leadership in identifying, implementing, and maintaining instructional technologies and electronic resources to improve teaching and learning effectiveness. Under the review of the Library Director, the Academic Technology and Instruction Librarian collaborates with librarians and professors to expand and enhance the usability and reach of digital collections and electronic resources and increase awareness in copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communication issues. The successful candidate will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs. All library faculty serve as a liaison to a number of disciplines, provide information literacy instruction and reference consultations, and monitor collection development in those areas.
- Leads the identification, implementation, and maintenance of electronic resources and instructional technologies.
- Works to improve the functionality of and access to electronic databases, journals, research tools through the Library’s website.
- Trains library colleagues in electronic resources and instructional technologies (e.g. usability testing, virtual reference, social media tools, mobile computing, audio/video media technologies, web tutorials, online learning modules, and other library digital initiatives).
- Provides guidance and instruction in fair use and copyright regarding media creation and use in the classroom, Open Access, and other scholarly communication issues.
- Collaborates with the Office of Information Technology department on technology initiatives within the library.
- Assists with design and layout of the Library website and interfaces for
Additional Library Faculty Responsibilities/Duties
Reference: Provides in-person and electronic reference assistance and extended research consultation to students, faculty and staff.
Information Literacy and Technology Instruction: Participates in the design, development, implementation and assessment of in-person and electronic information literacy and technology instruction. Produces and updates library instructional aids, including resource pages on the library web site.
Collection Development: Selects and evaluates print and electronic library material in liaison subject areas in collaboration with library and discipline faculty to support the University’s curricular and research needs.
Professional Development: Serves the Library and NDNU through participation in faculty committees, academic governance, professional associations, and other scholarly activities.
Supervises student staff when applicable.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
- Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in an academic library
- Understanding of emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment
- Strong commitment to serving the needs of off-campus library users and willingness to advocate for their needs
- Experience delivering teaching and learning modules in an online environment
- Experience with usability, user feedback, and user experience literature
- Demonstrated competency in in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic library
- Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences
- Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively
- Demonstrated ability to plan, document, and complete projects
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Commitment to diversity in higher education
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science
NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Notre Dame de Namur University
Human Resources, Job # ACTLIB13
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002
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