Assistant Professor – Librarian
Job ID: 12284
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Librarian, The Web & Digital Initiatives Librarian administers the Hunter College Libraries web content management systems to ensure that all library web pages are optimized to conform to indexing, design and stylistic standards. Working closely with both Library faculty and Library Systems staff, the Web & Digital Initiatives Librarian Unit will conduct individual consultations, create documentation, tutorials and other training material to support all Hunter Libraries personnel. This position will collaborate with both Library faculty at Hunter and other CUNY campuses, as well as other Hunter faculty to develop and present new media and technology applications for research and pedagogy in higher education. This person will provide guidance and support to faculty and students in using new digital based tools and techniques.
The successful candidate will combine an understanding of both web content management systems, digital innovations in instruction and issues and trends in public services in academic libraries. This position works closely with the Head of Systems, the Head of Access Services, the Head of Reference/Instruction Services and the Instructional Design Librarian to ensure that existing library web applications and digital services meet the needs and expectations of library patrons and staff. The Web and Digital Services Librarian also provides reference services, library instruction, collection development and liaison work.
Required: Assistant Professor:
– MLS, or its equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school, and an additional Master’s degree or Doctorate.
– Minimum two years’ experience in library public service.
– Familiarity with course management systems such as Blackboard, graphic design tools and other web-applicable instructional tools
– Experience with the use or development of web-based digital scholarly working environments
– Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to speak and/or make presentations before groups and conduct effective training.
– Ability to work in a collaborative environment with strong commitment to public service
– Ability to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
– Academic library experience.
– Expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment.
– Experience providing information literacy instruction in association with programs or initiatives such as General Education.
– Current awareness of the literature and social media outlets for advances in the field of digital humanities initiatives
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