The George Mason University, University Libraries Division, Gateway Library is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual for the position of Online Learning Library Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Reporting to the Online Learning Coordinator and Instructional Librarian, this position is to be an integral member of the Gateway Teaching and Learning Services team. This position is responsible for supporting distance education instruction by:
Developing and maintaining library instructional resources in both print and electronic formats, as well as new technology-driven instructional tools and tutorials;
Collaborating with faculty librarians and staff to coordinate, promote and assess Library services and resources offered to remote library users;
Building customized instructional materials (such as tutorials, Web tools, information guides), and providing instruction via online tutorials or via learning management systems;
Overseeing the processing of digital media for use and distribution in an online environment;
Coordinating with subject librarians and faculty in distance-delivered programs to integrate information literacy in courses and programs;
Managing projects as initiated, and overseeing the operation of the Learning Technology Lab; and
Assisting staff and other library units in supporting librarians' efforts in teaching, research and reference, outreach, and the promotion of online learning.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience that provides candidate with understanding of academic library functions;
Library public service experience, particularly in instruction, instructional design, and user services programs and outreach;
Proficiency with information sources (print, electronic), automated library systems, online library catalogs, electronic databases and the Internet;
Understanding of the function and role of academic libraries in higher education;
Familiarity with national and international professional standards, principles and best practices relating to academic libraries, distance education, user services, instruction and research;
Demonstrated project, service and/or program management experience;
Aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work—both independently and as part of a team—and lead and coordinate team projects in a fast-paced, production- and service-oriented environment;
Able to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, propose solutions to complex problems, and exercise good judgment;
Able to remain calm, negotiate fairly and rationally, and exercise sound judgment under time pressure or in emotionally charged situations;
Strong and well-developed service orientation and understanding of work and its impact on other library units as well as the user community;
Advanced effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral);
Ability to share knowledge effectively; and to use, train and/or explain current research tools and methods;
Excellent online instruction/teaching skills;
Demonstrated technology skills, use of HTML, and/or Web authoring software; and
Excellent reference and research skills.
Instructional design experience and/or education;
Able to troubleshoot hardware and software issues;
Demonstrated proficiency with computer hardware, current course management software, Web authoring tools, multimedia creation tools, library instructional tools, citation management tools, social media, etc.;
Experience supervising, training and mentoring other staff members and/or student employees;
Excellent instruction/teaching skills (individuals and groups);
Publication design, editing skills, desktop publishing, and basic graphic/instructional design skills; and
Experience analyzing basic data.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01259z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by July 31, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.