The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Academic Technology Librarian to provide leadership in identifying, implementing, and maintaining instructional technologies and resources to improve teaching and learning effectiveness in the Mason Library. Under the administrative review of the Dean of the Library, the Academic Technology Librarian establishes strategic relationships and instructional programs to support student-created productions and participation in the changing information environment, collaborates with others to enhance usability and reach of digital collections and other materials 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 monitor collection development in those areas. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a desire to help the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.
● Leads the implementation, assessment, and maintenance of instructional technologies related to information literacy instruction and high-tech library services to support student learning and scholarly communication, including training library colleagues (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).
● Collaborates with the archivist and others to preserve, organize, and distribute the Library’s digitized and born-digital material and teach its use in undergraduate research; facilitates the deposit of faculty and student scholarly output into the College’s institutional repository.
● 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 Library Systems department on technology initiatives within the library.
● Works with faculty, staff, and students on digital publishing and digital scholarship methods.
● Develops and supports technology-rich learning spaces
● Participates in campus wide information technology initiatives as appropriate and collaborates with Center for Engagement Learning & Teaching (CELT).
In addition to the above responsibilities:
Library Faculty Responsibilities:
● Teaches course-related/integrated library instruction classes for assigned subject areas, as well as high-enrollment introductory classes.
● Participates in the design and development of the library’s course-integrated instruction program in collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian
● Produces and updates library instructional aids, including resources pages on the library web site, in designated subject areas.
● Instructs patrons in locating and using the resources and services of the library.
● Participates in reference service including weekend rotation.
● Selects and evaluates library material in liaison subject areas in collaboration with library and discipline faculty and the Head of Collection Development.
● Engages in professional development and scholarly activities.
● Participates in library and campus-wide committees and meetings.
● Supervises student staff when applicable.
Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution by time of appointment; demonstrated experience or coursework in teaching and assessing information literacy, and/or media fluency with student learning outcomes; experience or coursework in the use of instructional technologies; experience or coursework directly related to institutional repositories; ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; proven organizational, problem solving, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills; commitment to continuous professional development, specifically as it relates to the responsibilities of this position.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: experience providing instruction and guidance regarding scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use in an academic setting; experience leading and managing technology initiatives in an academic setting and with digitization, metadata schemes, common digital scholarship tools and methods; experience with audio and video production; additional advanced degree in Instructional Technology or related discipline; evidence of professional involvement; academic library experience. This position has all responsibilities associated with faculty rank and tenure and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor with a starting salary of $61,720.
Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53697
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
Teaching Philosophy (300 words or less)
Contact information for three references
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college’s discretion.
Keene State College is located in the scenic Monadnock region of Southwest New Hampshire, and is an affiliate of the University System of New Hampshire. For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/, http://www.keene.edu/library/, http://www.usnh.edu/ or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us
The College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector and is accredited by NEASC, and its education and music programs are accredited by NCATE and NASM respectively. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Keene State College is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.