The Temple University Libraries seek a creative, experienced, and user-centered individual to serve as Emerging Technologies Librarian. Temple's federated library system serves an urban research university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, the incumbent will
. Identify, evaluate and implement current and emerging technologies and applications for delivery of library services, in collaboration with the Library Technology Services and Digital Library Initiatives Departments. The primary focus on reference and instruction (e.g., virtual reference, discovery, social networking, app development, mobile, instructional technology).
. Track trends, investigate new developments and applications, and incorporate appropriate technologies into the library environment to improve the library's public services.
. Collaborate with Senior Manager in Library Technology Services to generate staff development opportunities for building technology awareness and encourage the adoption of technologies that improve the library's physical and virtual presence.
. Build widgets and apps designed to embed library resources and services into learning spaces.
. Collect and report statistics and assess impact of technology-based services on library users.
. Participate in the design and development of the library's website and instructional and promotional materials.
. Participate fully in reference and instructional services.
. Serve as the liaison to the School of Education and provide collection development for education.
. May supervise student assistants.
. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required education: ALA accredited MLS
Required skills and abilities:
. Demonstrated experience developing widgets, apps, tutorials or other research/instructional tools
. Demonstrated ability to provide reference and instructional services
. Current awareness of issues and trends in information technology and public services
. Familiarity with standard practices in web development and usability
. Experience using course management systems, online collaborative productivity tools, and content management systems
. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus
PREFERRED: proficiency with one or more programming languages, and a content management system like Drupal; reference and instruction experience in an academic library; experience providing instructional technology support; experience participating in collaborative web application development, familiarity with XHTML, XML, PHP, and relational databases.
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Jobs@Temple, and reference TU-15035. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume, by February 29, 2012.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.
Sr. Associate University Librarian
Temple University Libraries
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