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Librarian, Electronic Access Media
A supervisor of the Media Center within the library and coordinator of library services to distance education students, the Electronic Access Media Librarian is responsible for the maintenance, inventory, and servicing of non-print materials and equipment as well as the supplies used in the care and maintenance of all materials and equipment, as well as providing access and training in the use of library resources for distance education students. Will be required to maintain budgets for the department's accounts. Work at the reference desk as assigned on a non-traditional rotating schedule, and assist patrons in the use of non-print materials and equipment. Will assist faculty and administration by producing instructional support audiovisual materials and by down-linking and recording video teleconferences and other satellite television programming. Reports to the Associate University Librarian.
Assists patrons in the use of the Voyager based online catalog. Produces slides, transparencies, scanned images and other media for faculty and administration. Checks and repairs or schedules repairs with other departments for all loaned equipment: laptops, cameras, projectors, recorders, sound players. Supervises and trains student workers. Makes faculty and staff aware of upcoming teleconferences and schedules satellite or internet time. Does general signage and special projects for the library staff. Determines what supplies and equipment will be needed and keeps account of two separate budgets. Works with businesses and agencies in the community or over the internet to procure necessary goods and services. Handles tape requests from those students enrolled in the various telecourses offered by the University. Provides reference assistance to patrons when needed. Serves as a research partner for the College of Fine Arts.
Highly desirable to have library reference experience at the College/University level. Some training and/or experience working with computers and software programs used in digital imaging, publishing, database, and word processing programs is preferred as is experience working with nonprint materials, audiovisual and computer equipment.
To be flexible and to cooperate with other library staff members in performing any duty essential to the operation of the library. Be well organized and able to effectively communicate to others. Ability to follow emerging trends in technology and determine their efficacy in relation to the Media Library. Understand the role of the Media Library in the overall education of the university student.
A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a Master's Degree in Educational Technology or related field.
Computer literacy including digital imaging and desktop publishing required. Strong interpersonal skills as well as oral/written communication skills required. Familiarity with a variety of audio visual and telecommunications equipment required.
*Regular reliable attendance is required.
*This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.