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Digital Technologies Librarian

Date Posted: 
May, 2017
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Department/Office: 
Exempt Status: 
Exempt
Summary: 

The Digital Technology Librarian will assist librarians and teaching faculty with the use of emerging teaching technologies and other digitally based tools, in support of information literacy goals and curricular requirements. This individual will collaborate with librarians, teaching faculty, and students to support efforts that foster learning and advance research. He or she will serve as a consultant, guide, and colleague on special and longer- term projects. S/he also will assist with maintaining the library’s website, conducting usability studies and assessing technology-based teaching and access.  Finally, the successful candidate will assist in the development of tools and systems that support digital scholarship, particularly in the humanities.

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, exceptionally bright students, and a campus that is among the most modern and beautiful in America. San Antonio, long recognized as a unique city with international charm and a low cost of living, also boasts strong growth in technology and STEM and has been called (along with neighboring Austin) the “next great American metropolis” by Forbes.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  1. Employs best practices in instructional design and applications, especially related to information literacy as it supports undergraduate education.
  2. Evaluates, uses and recommends new digital tools for teaching and learning—and assist users in their application. This individual will encourage and support use of digital research resources, tools, and solutions as they relate to library programs and collections.  A strong user-centered orientation will be central to this work.
  3. Consults with librarians and teaching faculty who are seeking solutions to information literacy-based pedagogical challenges that may be addressed using new technologies.
  4. Works with library faculty to develop appropriate tools for technology-based instruction.
  5. Maintains the Coates Library website, including information pertaining to a wide variety of instructional materials, curricular support, availability of software and technology support.
  6. Through usability testing and analytics, ensures that the website and other pedagogical technologies are meeting user needs as well as library and curricular objectives.
  7. Working with librarians, develops and coordinates information resources training for faculty who wish to learn about new library-based resources. Training formats may include but will not be limited to targeted workshops, consultations, web tutorials for research tools, the development and distribution of online and printed documentation and instructional materials.
  8. Prioritizes work and performs related tasks as required.
  9. Serves on various committees related to the use of information technology.

Additional Expectations:

  1. The successful candidate will bring creativity, energy, and a willingness to work closely with colleagues--within and outside the library--to promote successful use of digital resources and techniques in support of information literacy.
  2. The individual must receive and accept supervision, yet be able to function with a high degree of autonomy.
  3. The position requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and professional development—and to sharing that learning with colleagues.
  4. This position will be expected to provide visibility for and represent the library through his or her work on digital projects. S/he may also serve as a liaison to select academic departments, depending on interests and library needs.
Experience Required: 
  1. Evidence of creative and flexible approaches to problem solving, particularly through use of new technologies or techniques. We seek a person who will model a willingness to experiment, learn, and share.
  2. Evidence of strong commitment to user experience, service and support.
  3. Evidence of experience creating or maintaining web sites.
  4. Evidence of effective verbal and written communications skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize own work as well as work cooperatively and collaboratively with a team.

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of information literacy theory and practice.
  2. Two or more years experience in teaching with technology.
  3. College-level teaching experience.
  4. High level of energy, creativity and a positive attitude.
  5. Supervisory experience, especially with student assistants.
Education Requirements: 

A master’s degree is required. We will consider candidates with an ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, as well as those with an MA/MS or PhD and appropriate relevant experience.

Appointment Details: 

Benefits Include: Trinity-paid TIAA retirement plan when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, 20 days vacation, and generous professional development support.

Supervision: 

Reports to: Associate University Librarian

Supervision Exercised: May supervise student assistants.

Application Deadline: 
Review of applications continues until the position is filled.
How to apply: 
Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to the contact listed below.
Contact Name: 
Diane J. Graves
Contact Position: 
University Librarian
Contact Department: 
Trinity University Library
Contact Address Line 1: 
One Trinity Place
Contact City, State and Zip Code: 
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Contact:

Contact Name: 
Diane J. Graves
Contact Position: 
University Librarian
Contact Department: 
Trinity University Library
Contact Address Line 1: 
One Trinity Place
Contact City, State and Zip Code: 
San Antonio, Texas 78212
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