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Academic Technology Librarian

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Work type: Full Time Permanent - Faculty
Location: Charleston
Categories: Library, Archives and Museum
Payscale: Unclassified

Academic Technology Librarian

The Daniel Library at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina invites applications for an Academic Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position.  The Citadel, located in Charleston, South Carolina, consistently ranks as the #1 Public College in the South (offering up to a master's degree) in U.S. News & World Report's Education Rankings. Charleston continuously wins awards for friendliness, best restaurants, tourist attractions, and more.

This position is a superb opportunity for the individual who seeks to enhance or prove their leadership skills, advance their professional abilities, and enrich a vibrant, intellectual organization.  The Daniel Library seeks individuals with a zest for continuously improving themselves and the organization they are a part of.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability and passion to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude.  He or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students. 

The Daniel Library is a dynamic organization that continually strives to optimize its operations, services, and responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing The Citadel Makerspace, an emerging technologies and interdisciplinary learning lab run by Daniel Library. These efforts include, but are not limited to, daily operations, scheduling and supervision of staff, instruction, programming, outreach, and physical and digital displays. This position plays a vital role in strengthening the relationship between The Citadel Makerspace and the research interests and needs of the campus community. Additionally, the Academic Technology Librarian will provide leadership for the selection and implementation of technology for Daniel Library, including equipment, furniture, and software, and serve as the library’s operational liaison to The Citadel’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Work in a team environment, with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.
  • Provide research and technology assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.
  • Provide liaison programs, services, and collections to academic departments.
  • Teach instructional sessions at all degree levels, to include the freshman orientation courses.
  • Participate in campus-wide and library assessment programs.
  • Create and maintain online research and technology guides.

Additionally, ongoing professional development in the areas of instruction, technology, and reference skills is expected. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science.
  • Minimum of one year of higher education library instruction and reference experience, or its equivalent.
  • Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a collaborative team-based organization and flexibility in adapting to change.
  • Experience with the following technologies: 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC milling, and other creative and emerging technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication.
  • Proficiency in library information technology or desire to learn library information technology skills and hardware/software such as ILS, network troubleshooting, and more.
  • Management/supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Administrative experience with any of the following technologies: EDS, EZProxy, Millennium, Springshare.
  • Experience coding for web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, or JQuery.

Note: In addition to the online application, a cover letter and resume is required. Please address specifically your experience with the application of technology in research and scholarship, collaborative/innovative projects to which you have contributed or led, and why you would like to become a Citadel Librarian. Briefly describe your professional philosophy or values.

Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices.

The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment.  We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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