Job Details

  • Contact: Carla Lee, cl9eb@virginia.edu, 434-243-2390
  • Apply By: March 11, 2024

Job Description

The University of Virginia is seeking applications for the position of Educational Technologies Librarian. This position will join a team responsible for the creation and delivery of instructional programming that develops students’ digital literacy and maker mindsets. The successful candidate will develop and deliver media production classes and workshops; create asynchronous teaching and training materials; assess curricular needs for audio visual production; consult with students and faculty; and collaborate with fellow Library staff on the operation of and training for the 3D Printing Studio. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in teaching video and audio editing software; familiarity with video production equipment; awareness of innovations and trends within the media and education fields; and a commitment to inclusivity, innovative pedagogy, continuing professional development, collaboration, and excellent teaching.

This is an Assistant or Associate Librarian, Academic General Faculty (AGF) position on the Library track. AGF positions in the Library are tenure-ineligible. For more information, see https://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/PROV-004#Library_Track.

The Teaching and Learning department strives to deepen the library’s connections and partnerships with faculty, students, and other centers on campus. This position will collaborate with a cohort of library staff dedicated to the development of sound pedagogical practices, inspirational teaching methods, innovative outreach programming, and critical attention to the development of digital literacy skills and will join with a team of disciplinary experts to support and promote excellence in research, scholarship, artistic production, teaching and learning for all members of the academic community. The University of Virginia Library is committed to the values of respect, integrity, diversity & inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.

Responsibilities:
● Design and deliver engaging instruction sessions, both in-person and online, in digital media production, storytelling, and literacy using creative and emerging technologies including 3D fabrication/printing, audio/video production, artificial intelligence, and other educational technologies.
● Provide detailed training on specific software and tools for podcasting and audio production (e.g. Audacity, Garage Band, or equivalent); video editing (iMovie or equivalent); consumer grade video production and photography cameras and equipment; multimedia presentation, design tools, and online creation platforms (e.g., Canva, Adobe Express); E-learning tools and platforms.
● Collaborate on the creation of instructional materials, outcomes, and activities, including asynchronous teaching materials to provide instruction in audiovisual creation software and techniques, facilitate student awareness of library services, equipment, and digital literacy concepts.
● Provide tours, equipment orientations, and in-person consultations.
● Collaborate on the design and delivery of programming and events with an emphasis on inclusivity and innovation.
● Develop assessment tools and assess classes, tools, spaces and use of the Robertson Media Center and coordinate with other Library staff to support usability, accessibility, and the ongoing development of a makerspace for creation, experimentation, and inclusion.
● Maintain expertise and proficiency in hardware and software for audio and video projects and hands-on making and explore and evaluate new and emerging media technologies.
●Work collaboratively to support the digital scholarship initiatives of both the Library and
University.

Qualifications, Required
● A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a terminal degree in an appropriate discipline by the start date of the appointment
● Experience creating online learning materials.
● Demonstrated teaching experience.
● Experience with digital media production and equipment, including audio (e.g., Audacity, microphones), video (e.g., iMovie, cameras), photography, and/or 3D modeling and printing.

Qualifications, Preferred
● Experience collaboratively designing, teaching, and assessing online and in-person
course-related media literacy instruction sessions at the University level.
● Experience with 3D modeling and printing.
● Proficiency in advanced digital media production techniques, including animation, motion graphics, postproduction (e.g., Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve), and design and illustration skills (e.g., Adobe).
● Experience with programming, interactive and/or emerging technologies (e.g., coding, AI, XR/mixed reality, 360 video, virtual production, game design).
● Experience fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and evidence of an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

At the University of Virginia Library, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every preferred qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Expected salary: 70,000-80,000

About UVA Library: The University of Virginia was conceived with a library at its heart, placed in the Rotunda at the head of the Academical Village. Today, the UVA Library’s original purpose remains unchanged: to provide access to accumulated knowledge and, in so doing, increase it — in short, to advance learning.
The Library is here to ensure that the University community has the information it needs for teaching, research, and personal enjoyment and enrichment. Regularly ranked in the top quartile of the Association of Research Libraries, UVA Library has six locations, more than 220 faculty and staff, and more than 100 student employees. Faculty and staff support a massive collection of millions of manuscripts, books, journals, etc. as well as a wide range of services beyond traditional collections, embracing the advancement of digital literacy, creative technologies, and instructional support. Additionally, as a major research institution, the Library regularly collaborates with professional organizations such as the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), Virginia Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and others.

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains; Richmond; Washington, D.C.; and the Eastern Shore. Charlottesville is a vibrant town with culture, music, numerous restaurants, excellent schools, and countless outdoor activities.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

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Please submit a cover letter, your C.V., and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Note: the form will ask for one contact reference – please list all three references on one form.

Additional Information

Job Information:
The University of Virginia Library is committed to a culture of mutual respect, civility, inclusiveness, cooperation, mindfulness, accountability, and acceptance of individual differences. Departments and individuals are expected to work together, both in professional collaborations and in creating a culture where all can thrive. Library staff enjoy generous benefits for use of Library materials and professional development, in addition to UVA’s standard benefits package. The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/

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