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January 6, 2012
Opening: Emerging Technologies Librarian, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library
The University of Minnesota Law Library is seeking dynamic, innovative, and visionary candidates for the position of Emerging Technologies Librarian. This professional position will identify existing and emerging technologies and apply them in a highly patron-oriented, academic law library that is nationally recognized for its outstanding services and collections. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will report to the Associate Director for Library and Educational Technology.
Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian evaluates and implements existing and emerging technologies to enhance the Law Library’s general operations, including communication with and delivery of service to the Law School community. The position is responsible for the development of online administrative tools and virtual methods of providing library services, and trains Law Library staff in their use. The position participates in the promotion of the Law Library’s growing collection of electronic resources and develops training tailored for the Law School faculty, students, and Library staff. The Emerging Technologies Librarian contributes to the Library’s instructional programs, including the development of online resources such as multimedia tutorials and participation in classroom instruction. The position assists in the development of content and other enhancements to the Law Library’s website. The Emerging Technologies Librarian participates in reference services, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. The position serves on internal Law Library committees, University Libraries’ committees, and appropriate local and national professional association committees and work groups.
- MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school
- JD from an ABA accredited law school
Demonstrated Evidence of the Following Competencies: knowledge of existing and emerging technologies; knowledge of legal research tools and techniques; organizational and communication skills; commitment to customer-service philosophy; ability to take initiative; ability to work collaboratively; project management and leadership skills; and commitment to scholarly publication and professional activities.
- Professional academic law library experience strongly preferred
- Substantial experience conducting legal research and/or providing legal research instruction
Salary and Classification: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Professional librarians are hired under the University of Minnesota’s Professional and Academic classification system which may lead to continuous appointment within six years based on successful fulfillment of library duties, published scholarship, and professional participation.
Application Information: Apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Include letter of application, resume or professional vitae, official transcripts, a diversity statement (1 page max; attach as Additional Document), and a minimum of four professional references.
Note Regarding Application Materials: It is an expectation of the University of Minnesota that people hired into academic positions can demonstrate multicultural competence and a commitment to diversity. The diversity statement should be a summary of actual accomplishments (rather than a philosophical statement). An example might be noting specific actions and success you have had in recruiting for a more diverse staff, retention efforts, committee or taskforce involvement, etc.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.