Deadline: To ensure consideration apply by April 10, 2017 (Open until filled)
Pay Grade: 29E – 30E
Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Program Coordinator, Multimedia Literacy. 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 Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with instruction librarians and University faculty to design, implement and assess multimedia literacy instruction, using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as a guide, as part of their academic course. The Program Coordinator will advance an already successful and growing multimedia literacy program by integrating multimedia literacy instruction into strategic courses and considering creative solutions for scaling the program to provide the greatest value.
participate in library-wide initiatives such as digital pedagogy efforts, faculty engagement, and information literacy activities
liaise with the Multimedia Writing Center and other emerging programs to foster further collaboration related to multimedia literacy;
manage faculty hands-on instruction room requests and consult with instructors to offer suggestions for crafting multimedia assignments and their associated grading rubrics, to talk about the tools and resources the Center provides, and to teach hands-on sessions to students on video and audio concepts, editing, equipment, and issues of copyright and fair use;
produce video tutorials and handouts as needed for use in the Library’s instruction program and in staff/student assistant training;
maintain the multimedia literacy research guide, which provides step-by-step instruction on 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;
provide direct assistance to library users at a busy media production service desk with, among other things, computer hardware, software applications, and equipment;
provide functional 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; and
assist in departmental initiatives and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Relevant master’s degree from an accredited college or university; ALA-accredited graduate library degree preferred. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has up to 3 years of professional experience in an academic or research library, or at the Senior Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has 3-8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library. 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. Experience providing 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. Ability to supervise and tr ain student staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a busy service environment. Competence and sensitivity in working in a broadly diverse University environment. Preferred: experience with instructional design; video creation equipment troubleshooting experience; experience teaching multimedia fluency in a group setting.
General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970 acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.
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.
Appointment: Appointment expected at the equivalent rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). This position may be part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement.
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three professional references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ Letters of application should address past or potential contributions to student success and inclusion in context of the Library’s commitments.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, and Women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html