Are you interested in joining in the fun at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University? I’m happy to answer questions about the position if you have them. Here’s the official announcement:
We have a new position coming available at Wake Forest University. This is a chance for someone to really come in and help shape our services to online students from the ground up. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Applications for the position can be submitted here.
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Library, winner of the 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award, seeks an exceptional student-centered librarian for the new position of eLearning Librarian to begin on July 1st, 2012. The successful candidate will be energetic, team-oriented, and knowledgeable of best practices in supporting learners online and will strive to help ZSR promote its mission “to help our students, faculty and staff succeed.”
Working with Wake Forest students in online graduate programs, in study abroad programs and in traditional or hybrid classes, the eLearning Librarian will collaborate with the university, faculty and other librarians to implement innovative customer-centered solutions and integrate the best current technologies to support instructional and research activities for learners online. The librarian will support student learning across disciplines by working with Wake Forest faculty/staff to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources and provide access to online materials in diverse online environments. Additionally, the eLearning Librarian will develop and deliver electronic learning objects that meet specific faculty/staff and student information literacy needs. They will maintain awareness of current trends in services to online students and will actively seek out emerging technologies that may facilitate or enhance library services and instruction to online students. This librarian will provide reference service to diverse user groups in person, by phone, email, IM, etc., and including some evenings and weekends. The eLearning librarian will provide for-credit and one-shot library instruction in classroom and electronic settings and will serve as the library’s liaison, including collection development, to assigned academic departments.
This twelve month position, with Library Faculty status and rank, will be on the Research and Instruction Services team reporting to the Head of Instruction of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Desired Qualifications: At least two years’ experience in academic library reference and instruction; familiarity with supporting online services and programs; experience delivering library instruction online and in person; collection development experience; strong computer skills; familiarity with digital and social networking tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, media-casting; ability to adapt and use learning technologies and course management systems; demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools and skills, to conduct training for users and staff, and strong desire to share this knowledge with others.
Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position is appointed to Library Faculty ranks as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Review of applications begins February 1st and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to http://www.wfu.edu/hr/careers and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes, materials expenditures of almost $4 million, and an operating budget of over $7 million, serves over 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School. Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” The university is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.