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Enabling Technology Librarian/Instructional Designer

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University of Michigan Library Enabling Technologies Librarian/Instructional Designer, Taubman Health Sciences LibraryThe University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor is one of the largest university library systems in the United States. Our seminal role in digitization enabled the creation of HathiTrust, a coalition of nearly 70 libraries with a growing digital collection that currently exceeds 10 million volumes. The mission of the University Library is to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, patient care, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. The A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library delivers high-quality health and biomedical information services to the University of Michigan’s academic health sciences schools, basic and clinical research, bioinformatics and clinical translational science, and the U-M Health System (UMHS). Taubman Library also has a satellite location, MLibrary@NCRC, to meet the information needs of interdisciplinary academic researchers and industry-based partners at the North Campus Research Complex.Liaison librarians and informationists are integrated as active partners, collaborators, and library faculty into the teaching, learning, and research initiatives of the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, and UMHS.Offering tailored and innovative information programs and services, liaison librarians and informationists teach classes, collaborate on grant projects, consult on systematic reviews, develop web-based resources, and conduct assessment and evaluation, among many other activities.The Taubman Library invites applications for the position of Enabling Technologies Librarian/Instructional Designer. This position provides a unique and exciting opportunity for a creative, service-oriented information professional to join an innovative digital library system. This is a key role on a new team dedicated to the facilitation of evidence-based instructional design to improve learning and performance in health sciences education. The Enabling Technologies Librarian will be able to apply instructional design theory/models to enhance instruction produced in a variety of environments and will focus on curriculum design and performance improvement for a wide array of disciplines in the health sciences.ResponsibilitiesThe primary responsibilities of the Enabling Technologies Librarian will include:consulting with health sciences librarians about course design;collaborating with library colleagues on the development of needs assessments or program evaluations;working with others at Taubman Library to design and develop content in multiple formats using sound instructional design theory;sharing knowledge of evidence-based pedagogies and instructional technologies;assisting in developing materials designed to improve student learning and educational experience;collaborating with other units on campus to enhance the instructional mission of the University;identifying and developing partnerships with other units within UM that focus on instructional technology and performance improvement.taking part in a variety of research projects.QualificationsRequired:Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library program or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience;two years experience with instructional technology or design;demonstrated creativity in designing instructional materials;excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;proven organizational, analytical, and problem-solving ability;ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment;innovative skills in the use of technology to deliver and manage information;able to deal well with ambiguity in a fast-paced and ever changing environment.able to travel throughout the University of Michigan campus to meet with library users within the schools and colleges . Desired:Experience or coursework in health sciences librarianship;familiarity with medical education content and curricula;ability to design and deliver instruction in multiple formats, including utilization of multimedia;experience incorporating instructional design theory and models in a variety of learning environments (e.g., hybrid, online, in-person);experience with the development of needs assessments and program evaluations;experience with mobile app creation, including associated computer programming;experience with scripting of video-based instruction;proficiency with graphics software (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, Camtasia). BENEFITS, RANK, and SALARYFinal rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications; position is anticipated to be filled at Associate Librarian level. Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits as well as opportunities for professional development and travel.Further information regarding benefits can be found at http://benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/faculty.html.RETIREMENT OPTIONS: TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments options available. APPLICATION PROCESSApply through the University of Michigan’s Job Postings site Enabling Technologies Librarian or at http://umjobs.org/ using the posting number of 84901 for a keyword search. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and include your salary requirements. For further information, call 734-764-2546. The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.APPLICATION DEADLINEApplications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer
 
 

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