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Sunday, July 1, 2012

F/T - Emerging Tech/Distance Svcs Librarian - John Jay College, CUNY (NYC)

Emerging Technologies/Distance Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 5955
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below.  Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.
FLSA: Exempt

The successful candidate will be conversant with new communication technologies and media and have the skills to create web-delivered instructional materials.  S/he will be knowledgeable about distance education issues, and skilled in delivering them.  S/he will have the vision to transform print special collections to exciting online experiences.  S/he will have the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a diverse population of distance students and faculty.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with technology, but also have a commitment to teaching users and training library colleagues in more advanced applications and web-based resources.
In addition to the general duties, the Emerging Technologies/Distance Services Librarian will also be required to:
--Provide leadership and expertise in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the Library's mission
--Participate in expanding the Library's outreach through thoughtful and effective use of emerging technologies and by creating and maintaining web-based and real-time interactive tools and services for online, distance and on-campus students
--Collaborate with distance education faculty to ensure information literacy goals are achieved.
--Ensure the Library's website CMS effectively advances the Library's goals
--Work with special collections librarian on identifying and planning projects to digitize the Lloyd Sealy Library's unique collections in criminal justice history
--Provide leadership in the development of a next generation digital content management system and manage the transfer of digital assets from the current (Greenstone) system
--Evaluate and promote the usability and efficiency of Web-based services and resources
--Work on instructional technology & design, including the creation of online tutorials/instruction widgets
--Effectively integrate social media into the Library's web presence
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor designations:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
For Instructor designation:
A Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent as noted below.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: For appointment as an Instructor:  ALA-accredited MLS degree.
For appointment as an Assistant Professor: ALA-accredited MLS degree, plus second Master's degree or doctorate.
- Knowledge of and experience with web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments (e.g., HTML, CSS, XML, and scripting languages); experience with the open source community, philosophy, and tools (e.g.,Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl); good communication skills required
- Academic library experience; experience with and/or administrator knowledge of Drupal and DSpace; experience creating and editing a variety of digital media formats; experience creating and managing digital collections; supervisory experience preferred

COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
BENEFITS: CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants must send a cover letter, CV, and three references to:
Applicants may, in addition, send the above to:
Prof. Larry Sullivan, Associate Dean and Chief Librarian
Lloyd Sealy Library
899 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
CLOSING DATE: July 8, 2012
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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