Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Resident, Bucknell University

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We are seeking an early-career librarian or technologist to participate in a three-year diversity residence program. If mutually agreeable, continuation of the position after the three-year term is an option. Bucknell is a new member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, and the purpose of the Diversity Resident Program is to increase the number of qualified professional library staff from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Individuals in this role will benefit from strong mentorship and professional development opportunities.

As a member of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Group, the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist | ACRL Diversity Resident collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to utilize technological solutions in the fulfillment of teaching, learning, and research objectives. The Specialist contributes to faculty and staff development by organizing events such as workshops, learning communities, and seminars on topics of relevance to the Bucknell community, as well as by vetting new technologies and communicating their findings to the University. The Specialist has an opportunity to make a real difference across campus, has the capacity to learn digital scholarship tools and pedagogies, and may serve as a liaison to one or more departments. This position reports to the Manager, Instructional Technology. All Library & Information Technology staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to explore and implement emerging technologies that may foster new modes of learning and scholarship.
  • Collaborates with Research Services librarians to promote information and digital literacies and resources across campus.
  • Provides specialized instruction, advice, and guidance to faculty and students in the application of technology in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Coordinates, develops, organizes, and leads events and programs such as presentations, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and learning communities.
  • Provides initial guidance to faculty members to facilitate digital scholarship projects including: project vision and definition, advice about project scope, requirements, specification, and or design; serves as project manager or team member (as appropriate) for digital scholarship projects.
  • Actively identifies possible points of collaboration with other areas within Library & Information Technology and other stakeholders across campus.
  • Supports other members of the Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship team in providing coverage to the campus community.
  • Collaborates with Library and IT staff on building community establishing the Library as a central site of scholarly inquiry.
  • Actively participates in the academic technology/instructional technology/digital scholarship profession at both the national and regional levels.
    –Determines what practices/tools at other institutions are worth examining and potentially implementing at Bucknell.
    –Shares information about L&IT’s achievements and challenges as related to their role as digital pedagogy & scholarship specialist.
    –Develops knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in outreach, instruction, information literacy/technology competency, blended learning, multi-media production, web technologies, digital scholarship, and desktop tools.
  • Serves on appropriate campus committees as representative of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship and/or Library & IT.
  • Attends academic department lectures, colloquiums, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related field (MLIS or Educational Technology related field) or bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience teaching with/working in instructional technologies
  • Demonstrated desire to learn technologies related to teaching and learning in higher education
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to write clear, accurate communications and other documentation
  • Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently
  • Capacity to learn how to analyze data and make local decisions based on national and local trends and to design processes that enhance services while maximizing university resources
  • Enthusiasm for teaching, and capacity to learn how to effectively plan and execute workshops and other instruction/teaching responsibilities

Learn more and apply: https://jobs.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496556/digital-pedagogy-scholarship-specialistacrl-diversity-resident

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