Thursday, January 12, 2006

I would love to be able to post a position like this

Advertised at the Wayne State University jobs site:

Librarian I/II/III
None (New Posting)
This is a newly created position that will provide leadership and vision for "transformative technologies" in the provision of library resources and services. Reporting to the Director of Public Services the incumbent:

Creates communication venues and distributes content via digital tools such as blogs and wikis for the library system website;

Develops and delivers library instruction through podcasts and multimedia webcasts;

Promotes community via new technologies within the library and virtually via IM and other emerging communication mechanisms;

Enhances the WSU Library System web presence with current content and methods for distribution such as RSS;

Investigates and implements new technologies that may enhance the Library System's web presence;

Provides training and support for other librarians on new technologies;

Maintains currency in information technology, librarianship, and instructional design;

Collaborates with other librarians to develop shared resources in support of the Libraries' mission and strategic directions;

Collaborates with other librarians to perform outreach and communicate information about the Libraries' online resources and services to clients;

Participate positively as a member of working groups and teams to develop/implement policies and procedures, facilitate decision-making, resolve problems, implement assigned projects, improve customer service and ensure smooth delivery of services;

Communicates effectively and positively with unit management, with colleagues in other units and with colleagues within the unit to provide effective and efficient services that meet customer needs and promote a positive team environment;

Generates funding through grant and foundation proposals;

Performs other duties typically assigned to librarians in Public Services (virtual reference, instruction, etc)
Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution; working knowledge of blogs, wikis, online gaming environments, podcasting, RSS and other Web-related technologies; experience in multi-platform (Unix, Windows, and Mac) environments; demonstrated ability to manage technical projects within a large library setting; demonstrated commitment to customer service; demonstrated understanding of the transformative possibilities of technology in the classroom; demonstrated collaborative skills; ability to think critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions; ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and complete work on time with minimum supervision; strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work well as part of a team.

Qualification by Rank:

Librarian I Rank: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent credentials from a foreign institution. Potential to begin establishing a record of professional achievement and service required.

Librarian II Rank: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Demonstrated ability to carry out competently the range of professional library functions pertaining to the primary assigned area of librarianship. The ability to work well independently, to make sound decisions and to have constructive/productive interactions with colleagues. Continuing record of professional achievement and service required.

Librarian III Rank: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution. Demonstrated excellence in job performance. Established record of excellence in professional achievement and service. Appointment at this level is based on the applicant's cumulative professional record rather than on any single accomplishment. Must have achieved statewide and/or regional recognition within the profession.
Faculty and Academic Staff
H0106-Library Access Services
01 - University Libraries
Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Please submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.

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