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From the GMR: Position open: Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Emerging Technologies Librarian
The College of New Jersey

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and implement the application of current and emerging technologies for use in the Library's reference and instruction services, such as instant messaging, social networking, content management systems, mobile computing, open source, open content, and other digital capabilities. Working with the Systems Librarian, support the Library's web initiatives using the most up-to-date web design and web applications technology. Collaborate with other librarians to develop and test new instruction and information support tools. Share with Library colleagues strategies, techniques, and best practices for using emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. Promote and support usability testing and assessment of new and existing services.

Additional Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to the Interactive Multimedia Program and possibly other departments or programs depending upon library needs and applicant's interests and experience. Provide general reference and Library instruction. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.

Qualifications: Required: Masters degree accredited by the American Library Association and awarded by the time of appointment. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development, including applications and scripting languages such as Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS, Javascript and PHP. Working knowledge of other library-related technologies, such as streaming media and digitization, and current programming languages such as XML and SQL. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation essential.

Preferred: Experience creating and maintaining Web 2.0 social networking tools for eLearning, e.g., blogs, wikis, etc. Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional technology, digital art, or interactive multimedia. Professional experience in an academic library setting. Reference and instruction experience.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning.

TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including a library recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review. The TCNJ Library is a five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe', a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The Library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the college and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to over 33,000 periodical titles, which are available in a variety of formats: print, online, and microfilm/microfiche.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian 2, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

Contact Information
To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Terry Epperson, Chair, Emerging Technologies Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to: epperson@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by June 15, 2010 in order to receive full consideration.

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