Open Position - Emerging Technologies Librarian in Virginia

Dan Ream danream at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 18 13:59:43 EDT 2013

Applications are now being invited for the following position at
Rappahannock Community College, in the beautiful Northern Neck and Middle
Peninsula area of eastern Virginia....

*Position Title:  Emerging Technologies Librarian  FA058  *

Hiring Range:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience; *hiring
minimum is $52,314*; excellent benefits package.

General Information: Rappahannock Community College in Virginia is a
two-year public institution of higher education with campuses in Warsaw and
Glenns, and satellite teaching locations throughout the Northern Neck and
Middle Peninsula region. Rappahannock Community College serves the citizens
of twelve counties and two towns, comprising one of the largest geographic
areas of any school in Virginia’s community college system. The college’s
two libraries are located on the Glenns and Warsaw campuses, with the
Warsaw campus library also serving through contractual arrangement as the
official public library of Richmond County, Virginia.

Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian, under the
supervision of the Library Coordinator, has primary responsibility for the
integration of innovative technologies into the Library. This entails
maintaining and enhancing content of the library website, coordinating the
library’s presence in social media, expanding the library’s presence in
Blackboard, and the creation of instructional and promotional materials for
use online and in person, in the library and in the community. The person
in this position actively participates in online and face-to-face reference
and instruction and participates in collection development. Other duties
include the integration of library services into classes; the creation of
online modules (such as tutorials, presentations and other documents) to
explain and promote library services; evaluation of apps and widgets to
determine applicability for use in the library; developing and maintaining
subject guides; and representing the library on some college committees, in
regional associations and at professional conferences.. The person in this
position is expected to keep abreast of information and trends in library
and related technology fields and be innovative in recommending new ideas
to connect students with information. Person must be comfortable with
change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment.
The College Librarian will provide occasional backup support in the absence
of the Library Coordinator in supervising all library personnel operations.
This position serves all college sites and will maintain a schedule at both
campuses. The Emerging Technologies Librarian also serves the citizens of
Richmond County in the library’s dual capacity as both a college and public
library. This position will also supervise student assistants.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of
library/information science. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience using an LMS and presentation software. Strong
evidence of customer service focus/orientation.  Willingness to participate
in the life of the College through activities, committee work and special

 Preferred qualifications: Previous experience working in a reference
and/or digital services position in a library. Instructional experience in
an academic library or other teaching experience. Experience in maintaining
webpage content. Familiarity with digital initiatives in a library
environment. High level of digital literacy/fluency, including ability to
adapt to new technologies and learn new tools quickly.

A completed Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application, cover
letter and resume describing qualifications and unofficial transcripts are
required.  Applications will only be accepted online through the
Recruitment Management System at and must be
received by 5:00pm on November 4, 2013. Resumes will not substitute for a
completed state application.

Rappahannock Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, age, national origin, sex, or disability in recruiting and
employment. Inquiries related to college's nondiscrimination policies
should be directed to the Human Resources Manager, 12745 College Drive,
Glenns, Virginia 23149.


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