Job Announcement: Virtual Services Librarian; New York Institute of Technology; New York, NY

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a non-profit independent, private institution of higher education with approximately 14,000 students worldwide. Offering 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, NYIT has conscientiously followed its mission of providing career-oriented professional education. Its academic programs prepare students for some of the most in-demand careers in today’s global economy, in areas including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine.

NYIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For” for the past two years and has been consistently ranked in Tier 1 by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade.

NYIT seeks a Virtual Services Librarian to coordinate the development of the library’s web content division including: next-generation research guides, innovative tutorials, virtual tours, interactive web-based forms, integration of social networking platforms, and other initiatives to further develop our state-of-the-art online library services and resources. The successful candidate will train other librarians new and existing technologies, pedagogical techniques, and learning strategies; work with patrons and understand user needs and incorporate them into web services; design, implement and maintain an effective library website within a CMS framework; work with the library’s Web Committee and serve as a point of contact for uniformity, consistency and development of website standards and policies. He/she will evaluate and assess library web resources, services, and digital learning objects on a regular basis and participate in reference and information liter acy. In addition, the virtual services librarian will collaborate with departments outside the library to further develop and integrate the library’s web presence within the University’s website and online learning management system (Blackboard).

MLS from an ALA accredited school with 3+ years experience managing websites and information technology projects in a library environment (preferably academic). 3+ years experience with HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, Access, SQL, Camtasia, and Photoshop. Fluency in the latest web tools (blogs, RSS, podcasting, social bookmarking, twitter, online surveys, etc.) and implementation of mobile technology. The selected candidate must also possess working knowledge of Web 2.0; demonstrated ability to create effective library instructional and informational materials; knowledge of web design, graphic design, instructional design; ability to identify and evaluate the latest web development tools, applications, and to train others how to use these tools effectively. Must have the ability to be flexible and to change responsibilities and duties. This position will be based on our Manhattan campus. We offer a competitive benefits package (at no cost to the employee) including tuition remissio n, along with a professional environment designed to enhance your career development. For immediate consideration email your resume and cover letter to: Please reference RA #772 in your subject line. EOE M/F/D/V.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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