Education & Instructional Technology Librarian - #942026

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a responsible, enthusiastic, and technologically skilled librarian to serve as Education & Instructional Technology Librarian in the Teaching Resources Center (TRC).  The chosen candidate’s primary responsibilities include investigating, recommending, and providing instructional services and training for educational multimedia and technologies to students and faculty in the College of Education, and integrating resources and research skills into classes.  This colleague with a “customer first” philosophy will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Teaching Resources Center, the Education & Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for providing  reference services; instructional sessions and consultations to undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral education students and faculty both face-to-face and online; integrating resources and instruction into online classes; exploring, recommending, and providing leadership and training for current and emerging K-12 technologies to students and faculty; creating and maintaining research guides (LibGuides) and online tutorials for students and faculty; promoting the use of multimedia, technologies, and additional resources to the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and other related departments; actively contributing to departmental strategic planning, projects, and events.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA – accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science
  • Library reference experience
  • Instructional experience
  • Passion for and experience with current and emerging educational technologies and how they can be utilized in classroom and library settings
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of SMART Boards (i.e. strong knowledge of SMART technology, ability to create effective lesson plans, ability to train students and faculty).
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in K-12 education
  • Familiarity with public school curricula
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage projects and work both independently and part of a team in a rapidly changing environment 
  • Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and community users
  • Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
  • Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library reference experience
  • Evidence of successful online instruction experience
  • Direct experience with current and emerging educational multimedia and technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia and technologies related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting 
  • Ability to understand and assess new and emerging trends for the delivery of instruction and reference services
  • Familiarity with Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards
  • Prior work experience in a Curriculum Materials Center or as an education librarian

All interviewing candidates will deliver a brief presentation on a topic chosen by the search committee.

Teaching Resources Center (TRC):  Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center contains children’s and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. Education books (general, history, theory and practice, etc.) for faculty and undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral students are also located in the department.  The department primarily serves the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and educators in eastern North Carolina.  For additional information, please visit the department’s web site at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/trc.

Academic Library Services:  Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community’s mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library’s web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions.  ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment.  We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 26,000 students.  It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 102 bachelor’s degree programs, 77 master’s degree programs and 75 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, it offers 16 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.) and 4 first professional degree programs.

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a fixed term appointment, which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment.  Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin 06/28/14 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.  Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Education & Instructional Technology Librarian
Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Education & Instructional Technology Librarian

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