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Job: Emerging Technologies Librarian at University of Louisville

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Emerging Technologies Librarian
University of Louisville
Louisville

**Emerging Technologies Librarian**  
  
The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL)
invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the
position of emerging technologies librarian. This outgoing
individual will evaluate, implement and maintain awareness of emerging
technologies in an academic and health sciences library environment. A major
responsibility of this position is to provide leadership and direction for the
library's webpages. The library provides information and research support to
the students, staff, and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry,
Nursing, and Public Health.

  
This is a full-time, tenure-track or term position reporting to the Director
of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. The anticipated
initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor. The
entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience
and qualifications.

  
**Responsibilities**

  * Maintain, evaluate and implement emerging and evolving technologies
  * Design, maintain and assess the library web site and other digital systems and resources
  * Initiate, design and provide effective training for staff, students and faculty of potential and emerging services using new technologies
  * Work with the appropriate library and university technology offices, departments and committees
  * Recommend and oversee the purchase of technology (hardware, software, web-based) to meet the needs of library faculty, staff and users
  * Supervise the KHSL IT staff person and one student assistant
  * Teach orientations and workshops about information literacy, mobile technologies, social media, productivity apps, and collaboration tools to library users and library employees
  * Provide reference services
  
**Required Qualifications**

  * Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science granted by May 2016
  * Demonstrated evidence of basic skills in website development
  * Excellent presentation and relationship building skills
  * Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies
  * Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  * Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and problem-solving
  * Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as both a team member and independently
  * Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements
  
**Desirable Qualifications**

  * Additional degree in related technology field
  * Demonstrated ability in web application development and programming languages
  * Experience in managing technology
  * Experience in a health sciences library
  * Health sciences background
  
Promotion and tenure within the University Libraries requires demonstration of
scholarship and professional service. The Libraries offer a
comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working
days.

  
The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research
university serving 21,000 students in the state's largest urban
area. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library ([http://louisvill
e.edu/library/kornhauser](http://louisville.edu/library/kornhauser)) is
located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main
university campus, Belknap Campus. The Health Sciences
Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant
funding. Kornhauser Health Sciences library has partnered
with KentuckyOne Health Care in the provision of fully-integrated virtual
library services to 27 hospitals and health centers throughout the state of
Kentucky ([http://insidekentuckyonehealth.org/Learning/Virtual-
Library#.VbuPqE10yUk](http://insidekentuckyonehealth.org/Learning/Virtual-
Library#.VbuPqE10yUk)).

  
With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and
over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional
programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in
which it resides. The University Libraries
([http://louisville.edu/library/](http://louisville.edu/library/)) joined the
126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville (
[http://louisville.edu/library/hr/louisville](http://louisville.edu/library/hr
/louisville)) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like
shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such
as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a
nationally-acclaimed parks system.

  
Nominations are sought and welcome. Applications should be
submitted electronically at [https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacanc
ies.asp](https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp). Completed applications should include current curriculum vitae, a
letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and
accomplishments, and the contact information for three
references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential
review of completed applications on April 11, 2016; the position is open until
filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed
to:

  
Neal D. Nixon

Director

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

(502) 852-5775

[[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask]
gies%20Libraries)

  
Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to
employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are also
required. A criminal background report will be completed on
the chosen candidate.

  
  
_The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity,
Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that
spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates._



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