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Digital Learning Initiative Librarian (Open Rank)

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As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Based in the Teaching and Learning Services Unit and working under the direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning Services and within the collaborative environment of the University of Maryland Libraries, the Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian designs and implements an innovative digital learning program for the libraries and the Terrapin Learning Commons that incorporates new technologies, analysis of user needs, as well as a strong pedagogical and user experience focus.

Responsibilities: 

·        Works in partnership with library faculty to apply learning theories and technologies to develop and support the creation of online learning objects, instructional modules, and other materials.

·        Maintains a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practices in academic libraries in the areas of online research assistance, instructional technologies, and user experience services.

·        Collaborates with other librarians in the Teaching and Learning Services Department to explore new technologies that support online learning, mobile marketing of library services and enhance the libraries’ virtual presence.

·        Develops and delivers online and in-person instruction sessions for both students and faculty.

·        Provides guidance on the development of spaces that enrich and enhance the learning experiences of our users through a synthesis of technology, pedagogy and design.

·        Works in partnership with campus-wide groups and departments to situate these activities within the broader strategic directions of the university.

 

Required Qualifications:

·        ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.

·        Experience providing in-person and virtual instruction and reference services.

·        Experience applying assessment methods to evaluate student learning.

·        Excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral, and written communication and decision-making skills.

·        Ability to adapt to change and to be flexible.

·        Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.

·        Capability and commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of the University of Maryland Libraries.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·        At least 2 years’ experience implementing technologies that support teaching and learning, such as:

Ø  social networking/web 2.0 tools in an educational context

Ø  knowledge of and/or experience with current issues in academic libraries, information technology, course management systems, assessment tools and user experience concepts

Ø  scale-up classrooms

Ø  clickers

Ø  learning spaces

·        Experience with discovery systems and applications from a public services perspective.

 For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

 Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

 APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27540No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 8, 2014.

Benefits:  22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.   

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