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Asst. Dir. for Digital Learning Initiatives

Asst. Dir. for Digital Learning Initiatives

University of South Florida Job Location: Florida Date Created: 04-29-2015

Position Summary:
The University of South Florida Tampa Library is seeking an energetic and creative librarian to develop a vision and provide leadership for the Library’s new Digital Media Commons (DMC) and other digital initiatives. The DMC is a place where students and faculty create digital objects and complete multimedia projects. The successful candidate combines collaborative leadership with a vision for partnering with faculty and other campus stakeholders to transform traditional curricula into student-centered learning opportunities that feature multimedia, digital humanities collections, and other emerging instructional technologies.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for exploring, building, implementing, assessing, and supporting programming for the DMC –– to enhance digital scholarship in the classroom.  This position will share supervisory responsibilities for a Library Operations Supervisor who trains and schedules student assistants in the DMC.  Drawing on knowledge of relevant technology, the candidate will collaborate with the growing and diverse digital initiatives community on campus.  This is 12-month non-tenure, promotion track faculty position reporting to the Director for Academic Services.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading programmatic initiatives for the USF Library’s DMC including multimedia and digital initiatives.
  • Participating in the newly emerging USF Digital Humanities community, finding ways to involve library collections, services, and centers, particularly the DMC.
  • Developing new campus-wide collaborations and partnerships and providing library leadership to participate in campus-wide digital initiatives.
  • Collaborating with the Assistant Director for Instructional Services and other Library and University departments to incorporate multimedia and digital collections into instructional curricula.
  • Applying an understanding of digital initiatives and educational technologies to the strategic directions of the Library and the University.
  • Staying abreast of emerging technologies with respect to multimedia literacy and digital initiatives in order to connect learning technologies with learner behaviors and pedagogies.
  • Investigating, recommending, and implementing new multimedia technologies, software, and digital applications.
  • Representing the Library in University activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an academic library collaborating with faculty on digital projects or substantial involvement in the development and implementation of library digital objects.
  • Experience with instruction, both on-line and face-to-face, and the use of instructional technologies.
  • Experience with software packages for digital media development and/or digital applications.
  • Evidence of organizational, project management, and analytic skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to engage in scholarship and/or creative achievements as required for promotion.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles.
  • Academic degree in instructional technology, instructional design or a relevant discipline. 

Position Information:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, minimum $60,000. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian, Associate or Assistant Librarian rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package. Appointment date negotiable. 

The Application Process: 
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

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