April 20, 2010
Opening: Research & Instructional Technology Librarian, Univ. of Maryland Law Library
The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law seeks a Research & Instructional Technology Librarian with responsibility for advancing the use of technology in the classroom setting and in faculty scholarship. Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting the information resources and emerging technologies of the twenty-first century to both faculty and students is essential. Candidates should be willing to develop professionally by participating in activities of organizations such as CALI, ILTA, and Educause. The position is within the library’s Research Services department and reports to the Associate Director for Research Services.
Responsibilities: The Research and Instructional Technology Librarian will play a leading role in assisting faculty and students in using cutting edge research and educational instruction tools in their classes and in their scholarly activities. The librarian will be responsible for working with faculty, clinics, and students to develop and promote the use of educational technology including training on the use of courseware, social networking applications and other instructional and research tools, including those supporting distance education, as well as teaching in the library’s first year and advanced legal research programs. Ideal candidates should be service-oriented and able to provide research and instructional support to faculty and students in cooperation with the other librarians and instructional technology staff.
Required: M.L.S. or equivalent, and J.D. from accredited schools. Working knowledge of legal materials and strategies needed by law faculty and students; ability to teach basic and advanced legal research. Demonstrated expertise and aptitude for learning technology tools relating to job duties. Ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to multitask, take responsibility, and set priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Instructional design skills and experience with software applications in support of multiple education platforms, including course management systems and multi-media; experience with law office technology; teaching or training experience.
Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Equal Opportunity: In employment, the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. Exceptions are as allowed by law, for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.
To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Barbara Gontrum, Assistant Dean for Library and Technology, University of Maryland School of Law, 501 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201; or email email@example.com.
Position available immediately. Preference will be given to resumes received by June 11, 2010.