Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y.
Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic,
energetic and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide
vision and guidance in delivery of excellent online library services to
distance learning students and remote users. The successful candidate will
work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public
service to the university community.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional
Services, the Online Learning Librarian plans, implements and assesses the
delivery of library services to the university's distance learning students
and other remote users; collaborates with campus faculty and staff in the
marketing and integration of online learning materials into course curricula;
investigates and applies new technologies to integrate information literacy
and research skills into online courses; and provides online library
instruction, virtual research assistance and online consultations. The Online
Learning Librarian will help shape future library services to distance
learning students and should understand the evolving needs of nontraditional
students. Additionally, the Online Learning Librarian works collaboratively
with the Research and Instructional Services Department to provide general
reference services, teaches face-to-face instruction sessions, and conducts
in-person consultations. The Online Learning Librarian will serve as a liaison
to the Office of Emerging Academic Initiatives and Office of Continuing
Studies. Some night and weekend work, as well as some travel, will be
Preferred Qualifications: Academic library reference experience.
Instruction/training experience. Demonstrated knowledge of software and
technology related to distance learning, such as course management software,
e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Centra. Experience
planning, implementing, and assessing a program of services; evidence of
effective project management skills; experience with marketing and/or
outreach. Familiarity with emerging educational technology. Understanding of
learning theory and pedagogy, specifically with teaching nontraditional
students. Interest in scholarly communication trends.
Rank, Salary and Benefits: The initial appointment is a one (1) year fixed-
term contract; subsequent renewal may be for a multi-year fixed-term contract.
Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.
Academic Library Services: Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus
community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating
budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a
staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal
depository library. Visit the Library's web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for
Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students. It is
a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104
bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs and 38 certificate
programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).
ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds
Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation.
The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles
west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at
Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications: ALA- accredited master's
degree or international equivalent from an appropriately accredited
institution in library or information science. Excellent interpersonal,
written, and oral communication skills. Flexibility in adapting to change.
Ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user
community. Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed. Ability to
collaborate with faculty and staff across campus. Familiarity with ACRL
Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services.
Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Process: Screening of
applications will begin May 3rd and continue until the position is filled.
Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus
interview. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must submit a candidate
profile online. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of
transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current
references) must be attached to the application electronically, additional
materials such as MLS transcripts may be sent by mail to: Search Committee,
Online Learning Librarian, Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator,
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
27858-4353. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior
to any offer of employment.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 05/03/2013
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