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Emerging Multimedia Technologies Librarian, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a student-focused, innovative and creative individual to engage and teach undergraduate students. Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. Reporting to the Head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, major responsibilities include:

  • Plan and deliver class sessions, workshops, programs and activities allowing students to explore and apply multimedia technology and techniques to projects
  •  Provide faculty consultation and hands-on workshops to support technology-rich assignments, including podcasts, video projects, and the use of virtual reality
  • Coordinate services with staff in other units, including Digital Scholarship and Publishing  Services, and Reference and Instructional Services
  • Work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty, and information technology staff to provide instructional support for students on multimedia projects and coursework
  • Provide general outreach, consultation services and instructional services related to multimedia technology and assess departmental needs
  • Provide initial technical support for the Center, including troubleshooting software, hardware, and equipment issues and the design and maintenance of the departmental web site   
  • Develop departmental staff training and enrichment activities to practice and learn new multimedia technologies
  • Provide direct assistance to library users at a busy service desk with a variety of questions related to computer hardware, multimedia software, printers, and equipment including video cameras, microphones and tripods, and participate in the supervision of student assistants while at the desk
  • Participate in departmental planning by assessing and recommending new processes, equipment and software in support of innovative services and evolving user needs.
  • Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.



Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree
  • Ability to engage and teach undergraduate students
  • Experience with technical concepts, methods, materials, hardware, and software used in audio and video production;
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Strong organizational skills and project management skills
  • Knowledge of current developments and trends in multimedia
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands
  • Strong commitment to service excellence; commitment to professional growth.
  • Experience teaching multimedia literacy or multimedia design to undergraduate students preferred
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
  • Understanding of instructional design principles for creating effective and inclusive multimedia learning opportunities and environments preferred.



General Information:

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Greater Western Library Alliance, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at: library.udel.edu.



The Student Multimedia Design Center is a nationally known digital media makerspace offering students dynamic multimedia services and technologies since 2007. With over 65 multimedia computers, six studios and two instruction rooms, the Center offers over 250 equipment kits for loan and provides multimedia instruction for over 1400 students each year in wide variety of academic disciplines. The Multimedia Writing Center, managed by the College of Arts and Sciences, is located adjacent to the Student Multimedia Design Center. Multimedia Collections and Services includes the Student Multimedia Design Center and Film and Video Collection and staff include the department head, four librarians, nine staff and more than 30 student assistants. More information about the Student Multimedia Design Center is available at: library.udel.edu/multimedia.



Benefits: 22 vacation days. Generous 403(b) retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: www.udel.edu/benefits.



Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience) or Senior Assistant, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). Recent graduates from ALA-accredited Master's programs are encouraged to apply. This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement. More information on the rank and promotion system is available at:  library.udel.edu/about/employment/rank-and-promotion-system.



To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, following University of Delaware application instructions: careers.udel.edu.



Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices



Employment offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.



Applications close: May 10 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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