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Digital Learning & Design Librarian

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Digital Learning & Design Librarian
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170224
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Virginia Tech’s University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Digital Learning & Design Librarian, with a liaison area to the College of Natural Resources & Environment. Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to contribute to the production of digital content that will be used in a variety of different program areas, while also exploring emerging trends in digital learning. While the core duties of this position will revolve around designing, developing, and implementing various types of instruction as well as contributing to our first year instruction program, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage as a liaison for an active College that is home to Fish & Wildlife Conservatory, Geography, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Biomaterials. In this role, the liaison will serve as a connector to other experts in the Libraries and around campus, including GIS/Remote Sensing, Data Services, and Scholarly Communications. This position also provides the opportunity to be strongly embedded in instructional courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and may include opportunities to teach credit bearing online courses.

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Reporting to the Director, Teaching & Learning Engagement The Digital Learning & Design Librarian will be responsible for:
- Engaging in opportunities to design, develop, and evaluate digital learning experiences for foundational and upper level courses, including contributing to the vision and implementation of various key initiatives (Digital Literacy, ePortfolio, Learning Design Studio and the Odyssey Learning Object Repository)
- Partnering with academic faculty, library faculty, and other key stakeholders to gather requirements for content development, write scripts, develop storyboards, and produce digital content and other instructional materials
- Collaborating with others across the library units, Colleges and other university stakeholders to creatively transform existing text-based content, web pages and online guides into effective and engaging online learning objects using a wide range of software and technologies
- Working collaboratively to strategize teaching and learning at University Libraries
- Working collaboratively to ensure a consistent quality of digital learning objects and other teaching and learning resources from University Libraries and serving as a resource to other librarians who provide instruction on designing and incorporating digital learning materials into their workshops, courses and other learning opportunities
- Cultivating partnerships with members of the Virginia Tech community by reaching out to and engaging with faculty, staff, and students in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, including collaboratively leading an ePortfolio pilot
- Providing customized consultations for faculty and students in the College of Natural Resources and Environments
- Assisting with the development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections for the College of Natural Resources and Environments
- Participating in various continuing education and professional development opportunities in order to continually evolve his or her instructional and professional practice

Required Qualifications:

- ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree
- Broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and other literacies
- Ability to teach foundational instruction workshops and to contribute to the mission and vision of the unit and the University Libraries
- Understanding of current and emerging trends, concepts, and theories in instructional technology, digital pedagogy and digital learning spaces
- Willingness to learn production technologies, with proficiency in at least one web-based technology (i.e., Camtasia, iMovie, Storyline or Adobe Creative)
- Strong interpersonal skills related to outreach, relationship building, and collaboration
- Ability to work as part of a team in order to accomplish departmental and institutional goals in a fast-paced, energetic environment
- Demonstrated learner-oriented approach to instruction and other library services
- Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and learning
- Demonstrated willingness to explore new and emerging librarian roles that reflect growing trends in the field, to including teaching ePortfolio and digital literacy workshops, particularly in assigned liaison areas

Preferred Qualifications:

- A science background or undergraduate major in a science related discipline
- Experience or academic coursework related to digital learning, instructional and/or educational technologies or creation of digital learning materials
- Experience or coursework related to assessment of instructional initiatives
- Experience with the application of pedagogical practices related to blended and online learning
- Experience delivering instruction and outreach
- Evidence of successful project management skills

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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: $48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F (or as needed)
Job Posting Date: 08/08/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/25/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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