Through active outreach and participation with the campus community, the Educational Technology & Reference Librarian shares responsibility for coordinating and supporting campus educational technology planning, pedagogical applications, support of instructional technology, library reference services and bibliographic instruction to students, faculty and staff. The Educational Technology and Reference librarian interacts directly with faculty and students to serve their library and educational technology needs, partners with academic departments and programs to advance research and learning and plays a major role in Tri-College (Bryn Mawr, Haverford & Swarthmore) library and IT development.
- Plays a major role in Tri-College library information technology development, particularly regarding educational technologies used inside and outside the classroom.
- Stays informed of new instructional technology and other library IT developments.
- Partners with individual faculty and students, academic departments and other campus groups to advance educational technology use and learning. Supports curriculum, pedagogy, research and grant projects.
- Provides research consultation, instruction, and workshops designed to foster the use of library information resources and the effective application of library technologies in scholarship and teaching. Engages in information literacy initiatives with faculty, administrators and library colleagues.
- Performs general reference and access services duties, including staffing the Reference Desk and responding to reference requests via phone and email.
- Contributes to development, design and maintenance of the library website and social media accounts.
- Prepares annual and special reports.
- Plays a major role in the professional activities of the Department.
- May hire, train, direct and review the work of student assistants.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned or directed.
Skills and Abilities
- Advanced knowledge of instructional technology support in a multi-platform, network intensive environment.
- Ability to stay abreast of emerging educational technologies, pedagogical developments in higher education and creative strategies for engaging learners through technology.
- Demonstrated ability to teach bibliographic skills and provide reference services to library patrons.
- Advanced experience with bibliographic databases in a variety of electronic formats. Advanced knowledge of emerging information technologies, including major social media platforms
- Advanced knowledge of HTML and/or other Web editing languages and applications.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills, with an emphasis on details and follow through. * Superior interpersonal skills and a customer-service orientation.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines set by the supervisor.
Additional requirements include knowledge of emerging information and instructional technologies, reference services experience and experience providing technology support in a multi-platform, network intensive environment are required. Some of the educational technology tools include: Moodle, Tegrity, clickers, LibGuides, WordPress, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Zotero, EndNote, iOS, and others. Detailed knowledge and experience with any or all of these is highly desired.
Minimum Education and Experience
Master’s of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, a Master’s degree in Instructional/Educational Technology, similarly accredited or other advanced degree with relevant work experience; minimum of three years of professional experience in instructional technology or library public services. Knowledge of educational technology and other emerging information technologies required.
Experience providing support in a multi-platform, network intensive environment required. MA or Ph.D. in an appropriate subject field is highly desirable. Experience in or aptitude for Web design highly desirable. Relevant experience, continuing education credits, or training which provides the necessary scope in skills, abilities, and knowledge considered pertinent.
Bryn Mawr College is a private liberal arts institution that serves a population of 1,800 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA, the College has a long tradition of educational excellence offering a dynamic and challenging workplace conducive to professional growth. The College offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package including 22 paid vacation days, and a generous pension contribution.
Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. For a complete job description, visit the Information Services website at http://www.brynmawr.edu/is/employment.html.
For immediate consideration please send cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.