[teknoids] Position Announcement: Research & Instructional Services Librarian, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
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Research & Instructional Services Librarian
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library seeks a creative librarian with
a demonstrated ability to teach research and technology skills and provide
research services to faculty, students, and staff of the law school. The
successful candidate must have advanced knowledge of educational technology
use in a multi-platform environment.
As a member of the Research & Instructional Services unit, reporting to the
Associate Director of the Library, the Research & Instructional Services
Librarian collaborates with the Law School’s Information Technology
Services department to provide expertise in the effective integration of
new technologies in teaching and learning throughout the law school. As a
member of a team of librarians, the incumbent shares responsibility for
coordinating law school educational technology planning, assessment and
instruction, pedagogical applications, reference services and research
instruction for faculty, students, and staff. This position also partners
with academic departments and programs to serve their research and
education technology needs.
Located in a state-of-the-art building in downtown Chicago, the Law Library
of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law serves the faculty, students and staff
of the Law School. Additional information about the library and IIT can be
found at: http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/library/ and www.iit.edu.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Research &
Instructional Services Librarian will:
Provide outreach and instructional services related to educational
Provide course-related instruction and workshops on a wide variety of
educational tools, technologies, and software, including hands-on training
with relevant hardware and software for the law school community.
Develop initiatives and produce documentation and training materials to
support research and instructional needs throughout the law school.
Serve as an entrepreneurial leader, keeping abreast of relevant law
school initiatives and exploring opportunities for collaboration.
Partner with faculty and students, law school departments, and other law
school groups to advance the use of technology in teaching and learning.
Support curriculum, pedagogy, and research projects of the law school.
Collaborate with the staff of Information Technology Services and media
services to develop initiatives to support and promote the use of
educational technologies in the law school.
Assist with reference and access services duties, including staffing the
Library Service Desk.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of the library website and
social media accounts.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities
3 or more years of relevant technical experience with a combination of
the following: multimedia, web or graphic design, video production, lecture
capture, and podcasting.
Ability to stay abreast of emerging technologies, pedagogical
developments in higher education, and creative strategies for engaging
learners through technology.
Strong analytical skills are necessary, emphasizing attention to detail
Excellent communication skills and strong customer service orientation
Ability to work independently or as a member of a team and to initiate
projects following guidelines set by the supervisor.
This position requires:
Master of Library/Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited
3 years of professional experience using technology in a higher
Knowledge of educational technology and other emerging information
technologies is important.
The ideal candidate will also have:
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or, 3 years of relevant
experience working with faculty in an academic law library.
Experience with instructional design
Apply: Position is available immediately. Applications should include a
letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional
references with addresses and telephone numbers. To ensure full
consideration applications must be received by July 31, 2015. To view the
full job description and submit an application, visit IIT Human Resources
Questions? Contact: JoAnn Hounshell, Associate Director of the Chicago-Kent
College of Law Library, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661; phone:
312-906-5675; email: jhounshell at kentlaw.iit.edu
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity in Employment Statement
It is the policy of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to provide
equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees
regardless of race, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, marital
status, disability, special disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.
Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
565 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL, 60661, 312-906-5673,
dginsberg at kentlaw.iit.edu
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