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Sunday, June 12, 2011

F/T - Learning Technologies/Reference Librarian - State Univ NY Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego -- Learning Technologies/Reference Librarian   Penfield Library of the State University of New York at Oswego seeks an innovative, service oriented librarian to fill an exciting new position of Learning Technologies Librarian.     Review Date:  Review of applications will begin July 12, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.     Salary:  Commensurate with rank and experience of Senior Assistant librarian.   Anticipated Date of Appointment:  September 1, 2011   Description of Responsibilities:  As the Library develops a variety of functions central to the design of a “Learning Commons,” this position offers a unique opportunity to promote academic success through the integration of information services, resources and technologies.  Working closely with librarians and staff, the Learning Technologies Librarian will provide leadership in the creation of new services and instructional venues, which will be designed to assist students and faculty with the creative application of current and emerging technologies.  This is a 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.   Major roles will include the following: Assisting students with the integration of learning technologies and multimedia into their assignments; helping to create spaces that support group study and creative collaboration; teaching librarians and library staff to expand the technical assistance they now provide; assisting library faculty with the creation of instructional and promotional tools; and promoting the capabilities of the library’s technology-rich spaces and services through outreach programming.  The position will include participation in reference services, including virtual reference and some evening/weekend hours, working as subject liaison with selected disciplines, and providing information literacy instruction for classes in liaison areas.   Library faculty are expected to serve on departmental and campus committees, make scholarly contributions to the field, and maintain ongoing professional growth.   Required Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; teaching experience in both one-on-one and classroom settings; demonstrated knowledge and experience with current and emerging technologies that contribute to meeting the scholastic needs of students, including the use of social media, Web 2.0, and multimedia production; demonstrated skills utilizing  several of the following:  Office productivity software, digital audio and video production/editing products, streaming video, course management systems, graphics software, and web authoring tools; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students and faculty; experience working with multicultural populations.   Preferred Qualifications: Prior work experience in an academic or other library; second degree in instructional technology or related field; supervisory or leadership experience   To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three current references electronically to  

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.
Description of Department:  Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at, the Library strives to be a high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research.  Library staff are in the planning stages for significant renovations, including the creation of a Learning Commons.  The librarian in this position will be a key player in extending the Learning Commons model of service and research.  Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 7 adjunct faculty, and 17 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.  Penfield Library strongly supports the professional development of its faculty and staff.  Mentoring opportunities are available within the Library, throughout the University, and via the Office of the Associate Provost for Multicultural Opportunities and Programs.
Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America’s Best Colleges 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  SUNY Oswego is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking sesquicentennial strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.  
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at
SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office, (315-312-2215).