Digital Initiatives Librarian (State Title:UL03 Assistant Librarian)
Tri-County Technical College seeks an innovative, experienced, and highly collaborative Digital Initiatives Librarian. The successful candidate will help promote, develop, and maintain the digital services and resources of the Learning Commons and the interpersonal relationships that make these services and resources possible. The ideal candidate is skilled in the latest technologies that promote the discovery of library resources and is familiar with student success strategies that will engage and empower our learning community. Problem-solving and effective teamwork are essential, and we seek a colleague who is enthusiastic, process-oriented and dedicated to helping shape the future of a 21st Century Learning Commons.
Based at the Pendleton Campus, this non-tenured faculty librarian position contributes to and supports the Learning Commons through the planning for and administering of the website, maintaining metadata, developing and conducting outreach initiatives related to electronic resources and services and assessing the effectiveness of digital initiatives, services, and systems. This position serves as the library’s primary resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues.
We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services, knowledgeable of electronic management systems used in academic libraries, and able to demonstrate the ability to plan projects, prioritize, and manage a variety of responsibilities and projects.
- DIGITAL RESOURCES: Leads the development of digital initiatives by providing a full range of collection management, metadata, and technical support services to improve access and engagement with digital resources. Contributes to and supports the digital and online presence of the Learning Commons through the investigation, implementation, and enhancement of tools that assist with research, creativity, scholarship and engagement. Generate consistent and credible usage reports that enable us to see the value of the electronic resources to which we subscribe. Recommend changes to electronic resources based on sound analysis of usage and cost. Reviews and negotiates license agreements with publishers and vendors, working with the College’s Procurement Officer, as needed. Interface with vendors for staff and faculty training. 30%
- SUBJECT LIAISON: Facilitate the collection development and acquisition activities of the library in assigned subject area(s). Create point of need resources to facilitate access and understanding of online and print library resources. Speak knowledgeably about open access, digital collections, and information literacy in a discipline specific manner. 25%
- INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT: Create an environment conducive to active and participatory learning. Participate in the instructional commitments of the Learning Commons. Support continuing efforts to develop and improve student learning objectives aligned with library standards in higher education. Engage faculty and student support staff to integrate digital literacy concepts and skills into curricular and extracurricular activities. 20%
- REFERENCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE: Assist in promoting the Learning Commons program objectives in innovative ways. Provide library service to students, faculty, and staff on an ongoing basis. Respond via traditional and virtual tools used by patrons seeking library assistance. Embrace scholarship on library involvement in student engagement and retention efforts to effectively respond to departmental needs. 15%
- OUTREACH: Promote the learning commons on campus and in the community. Continuously develop expertise by keeping current with changing professional expectations and service requirements and emerging technologies to build the library’s resources and services. 10%
Anticipated Hiring Range: Commensurate with relevant education and experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in library science or in a related field such as learning resources or information technology.
Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum two years’ experience implementing digital initiatives in an academic library environment. Highly knowledgeable in library management systems, discovery services, and Springshare products.
Close Date: 1/6/2018
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Tri-County Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a learning environment that fosters inclusion, respect for differences and cultural awareness. View our 10 year vision for our challenging future as a Community College that is Transforming Lives, Shaping the Community at our website. You can play a visible part in the future of our College, have the ability to collaborate across the College, work and think strategically, and positively impact the lives and success of students and our community in dramatic fashion.
Our benefits include:
- State benefits of health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and dependent life insurance, long term care insurance, supplemental long term disability, MoneyPlus
- The South Carolina Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plans, Deferred Compensation Program
- Paid Faculty Non-work days or Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Holidays
- The College closes at 2pm on Fridays
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Wellness Center located at the Pendleton Campus
- Unique collaborative learning environment on beautiful campuses located in upstate of South Carolina
The Upstate of South Carolina is home to more than 200 international companies, the I-85 "boom belt," and a vibrant quality of life, it's easy to see why the Upstate is one of the fastest growing regions in the Nation. The College is nestled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, and Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC are each only two hours away, while South Carolina's coastal towns and beaches are three to four hours travel.
The Tri-County Technical College service area includes Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. The College is also part of a state-wide system of sixteen technical colleges. More than 7,000 students enroll at the College each year in more than 70 major fields of study, including engineering technology, industrial technology, business, computer and information technology, public service, human services, healthcare, and university transfer programs. Developmental courses are offered for those who need to brush up on basic academic skills. The Continuing Education Division also offers personal and professional development non-credit classes in technical, business, healthcare, and personal interest areas to more than 10,000 community members each year. The main campus is located in historic Pendleton, South Carolina. The College currently has two branch campuses in the nearby cities of Anderson, Easley, and Seneca.
Location/Region: Pendleton, SC