Academic Technology Librarian, Pratt Institute


Date Posted: 10/30/08 Closing Date: 11/26/08
Title: Academic Technology Librarian
Department: Library FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director of Libraries address and advocate for the evolving needs of faculty and students to support the integration of technology in teaching and learning. Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students, interested in exploring and implementing technology in their coursework and/or curriculum. Responsibilities also include providing general reference service and participating in the information literacy program. This is a full-time twelve (12) month per year tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank.
Job Responsibilities:
– Assume a major role in identifying and implementing emerging technologies and best practices for the Libraries and the Institute. Research and recommend technologies to improve teaching and learning.
– Provide outreach and proactive instruction to faculty and students about digital services and resources and on how to develop, evaluate and use instructional technology in the classroom and studio.
– Provide individual consultations and group workshops to faculty to assist them in using new technologies in their teaching with explicit concern for faculty members’ individual teaching goals.
– Create instructional documentation.
– Provide training opportunities for other librarians and library staff.
– Collaborate with students, faculty and librarians on introducing emerging technologies to promote information literacy.
– Provide library general reference service and library instruction including evening and weekend duty.
– Provide collaborative leadership, working with faculty, students and staff to bring user communities together to develop solutions to educational technology challenges.
– Participate as an active faculty member within the Libraries and Institute.
– Perform all other related duties as required.
Salary: High $40s with excellent benefits.
– An ALA-accredited M.L.S. is required.
– A second Master’s degree in an art-related discipline is preferred.

– Two years’ relevant experience in an academic environment; experience working in a multi-platform computing environment; and teaching experience are required.
– Must have experience with image presentation packages, learning management systems, and open-source educational and digital library applications.

– Familiarity with commonly used computing, web, and digital multi-media technologies required.
– Must have excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.

– Commitment to service, teaching, training and innovation as well as flexibility and the ability and desire to work in diverse environments are required.
– Must have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member and to engender the trust and confidence of faculty, students and staff.
– Commitment to professional development required; must show evidence or promise of professional contributions beyond the primary job, (i.e., publications; active participation in the Institute and professional organizations, and other research and creative activity) which are required for reappointment, promotion and tenure.

To Apply:
Please send via electronic mail a cover letter and resume with the names and contact information for three professional references; indicate position code ATL in the subject line to:

***Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.***

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