Multimedia Literacy Coordinator, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Deadline: September 29, 2017

Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Multimedia Literacy Coordinator. The position reports to the Head, Multimedia Collections and Services Department, and works in the Student Multimedia Design Center, an ever-changing technology-rich public service environment. The coordinator will work collaboratively with others in the department and throughout the library and with University faculty to design, implement and assess multimedia literacy instruction. The focus of this position is to advance an already successful and growing multimedia literacy program which integrates multimedia literacy instruction into strategic courses and provides consultation services to faculty. Recent graduates from Master’s programs are encouraged to apply.

Major responsibilities include: 
-Consult with faculty to offer support for crafting multimedia assignments and their associated grading rubrics, to introduce relevant tools and resources the Center provides, and to teach hands-on sessions to students on video and audio equipment, recording, editing, issues of copyright and fair use, and manage faculty hands-on instruction room requests.
-Participate in library-wide initiatives related to faculty engagement such as digital pedagogy efforts and information literacy activities, using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy as a guide.
-Produce video tutorials and handouts as needed for use in the multimedia literacy program and in staff/student assistant training, and maintain the multimedia literacy research guide, which takes students and instructors step-by-step through the multimedia design process, including pre-production, production, and post-production.
-Teach multimedia-related workshops for the University of Delaware community; seek out and provide outreach to engage our community in activities that further the value of the Library and the multimedia literacy program.
-Collaborate with staff of the Multimedia Writing Center and other programs to foster further collaboration related to multimedia literacy.
-Provide direct assistance to library users at the busy service desk of the Student Multimedia Design Center with a variety of questions that may include computer hardware, software applications, and multimedia equipment, and participate in supervision of student assistants while at the service desk.
-Keep up to date with emerging trends and technologies in digital literacy/information literacy and media production through research, practice and other professional development activities.
-Assist in departmental and library initiatives and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Relevant master’s degree from an accredited college or university; ALA-accredited graduate library degree preferred. Demonstrated experience with current multimedia production capabilities in Windows and Macintosh operating systems using software such as iMovie, Garageband, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro X. Ability to use technology to meet instructional and public service objectives. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to provide instruction in an academic setting. Strong public service orientation. Knowledge of trends in librarianship and digital literacies in order to effectively serve the student population. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Preferred: experience with video production equipment; experience with instructional design.

General information: The Student Multimedia Design Center http://library.udel.edu/multimedia is a nationally known leader in academic media production spaces. It has over 70 multimedia computers, six studios and two instruction rooms. It provides over 200 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.

The University of Delaware Library 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, 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 http://www.udel.edu/library 

Benefits: 22 vacation days. 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/

Appointment: Appointment expected at pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). Recent graduates from Master’s programs are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ (Search #104869)

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 http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

About Melody Rood

Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC

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