Position number: 044626
The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative Librarian for e-Learning and Emerging Technologies in the Education and Outreach department of the Otto G. Richter Library. The E&O Librarian for e-Learning and Emerging Technologies leads the development and implementation of instruction (virtual and in-person) for new electronic resources and technology tools that support and enhance the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University. The Librarian also develops e-learning modules for the Libraries in collaboration with colleagues and participates in the University’s e-learning initiative for the University community as needed. Collaborates with librarians, academic departments, Central IT, the Center for Computational Science and the Instructional Advancement Center to evaluate, implement, assess and promote emerging technologies, multimedia applications and online tools; supervises the Digital Media Lab and manages the Visual Resources Program. The Librarian also participates in departmental initiatives and activities as needed.
THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution located in Coral Gables, Florida on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu).
THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and Lyrasis.
POSITION: Reporting to the Head of Education and Outreach, the Librarian for e-Learning and Emerging Technologies leads the development and implementation of virtual and in-person learning for new electronic resources and technology that support and enhance the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University. The Librarian participates in instruction activities by investigating resources, assessing use and effectiveness, and developing promotion strategies. The Librarian also manages the Libraries’ Digital Media Lab and supervises two FTE to support and facilitate the use of new media and relevant technology; works with the Director of Access, Information & Research Services, and the Head of E&O to develop and implement the strategic agenda for the Libraries Information/Learning Commons; works to integrate and facilitate campus-wide video activities in collaboration with relevant personnel; develops assessment strategies, maintains statistics, and creates statistical reports; collaborates with the University’s academic technology program and its Chief Academic Technology Officer, as well as the Center for Computational Science and the Instructional Advancement Center; works closely with the Libraries’ Digital Programs and Scholarship unit, and the Web and Emerging Technology unit; maintains awareness of and responds to the e-Learning and emerging technology needs of the University community; keeps abreast of relevant literature and research, and investigates current standards, emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in electronic resources and tools, new media, academic and instructional technology, and scholarly communication; communicates effectively and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students; and operates effectively in a multifaceted, dynamic, and diverse academic environment.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent. Undergraduate major or advanced degree in education, instructional technology, instructional design, or computer science and information systems or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and/or management of online educational services in an academic or research library; using visual resources, web and multimedia technologies, including online course management systems, presentation tools, and media production tools; commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work individually and in teams in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population. Work collaboratively and effectively with staff, faculty, University administration and a culturally diverse population. Assist and instruct faculty, students, and staff in specialized resources; positively represent and promote the interests of the Libraries. Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; excellent organizational and time management skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: http://www.miami.edu/benefits/pdf/bensum-faculty06.pdf.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:
Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.