Emerging Technology Librarian – Towson University

Albert S. Cook Library
Emerging Technologies Librarian

Position:
Towson University seeks a creative and dynamic Emerging Technologies Librarian who will be responsible for technology initiatives and web-based services for the Research and Instruction Department. This librarian will investigate, design, and implement technologically innovative information services and applications; create, coordinate and facilitate the use of online instructional materials, tutorials and other digital learning objects; and contribute to library-wide IT initiatives. As a member of the research and instruction team, this librarian will also provide research assistance, consultation and library instruction to the campus community. In addition, this librarian will serve as a liaison and subject specialist in assigned disciplines.
Appointment:
This is a 12-month library faculty position on the permanent status track. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I; salary is competitive.
Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Proficiency with a range of web authoring tools; experience utilizing social networking applications for library services, creating dynamic web content and working with digital media; ability to design and implement innovative information services. Strong commitment to information literacy, public service and support of the academic and research needs of students and faculty. Ability to work in a collaborative environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience with developing mobile applications and/or knowledge of gaming technologies a plus! For more information about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment /
Application:
Applications received by February 29, 2012 will receive first consideration. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:
Ms. Diane Cascella
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu
Towson University:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 
 
Patricia A. MacDonald
Associate University Librarian
for Administrative Services
Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD  21252

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