NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY AND RICH MEDIA LIBRARIAN
The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. Soon we will open a magnificent new library that promises to be nothing less than the best learning and collaborative space in the country. Located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library will be an iconic space, a place where people gather to explore new ways to research, learn, experiment, collaborate, and affect the world. Designed as a working incubator for educational technology, this is a library that features dynamic video walls, computing and visualization spaces, gaming and media labs, and group collaboration rooms, as well as 2 million print volumes housed in the bookBot, an automated book delivery system. The Hunt Library will serve as a second “main library,” complementing the D. H. Hill Library, with services focused on the Centennial Campus community. Centennial Campus, adjacent to NC State’s main campus, includes the colleges of Engineering and Textiles, more than 75 science and technology research centers, and 60+ corporate, government, and non-profit partners. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for the following position.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Technology and Rich Media Librarian to join the Libraries’ Information Technology Department (21 staff plus student assistants). The NCSU Libraries is working to make available advanced technologies that support university teaching and research. With the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, the IT department will provide technical and infrastructure support for new advanced technology spaces including the Creativity Studio, the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Gaming Lab, the Immersion Theater, and media production studios. Major technologies include large-scale display, visualization, ultra-HD imagery, multi-touch computing, gaming, streaming media, classroom capture, communication technologies, collaborative software, and cloud computing.
- Serve as the Libraries’ principal resource on rich media technologies and applications
- Serve as technical lead on library teams working with faculty and students to integrate rich media technologies and spaces with research and academic work
- Supervise programming and design staff who support the Libraries’ advanced technology spaces in the D.H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
- Participate in developing and delivering technology workshops and training for faculty, students, and researchers
- Manage technology planning and implementation for teaching and research projects involving high-technology learning spaces
- Collaborate with campus partners, including the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)
- Work with corporate technology partners to integrate cutting-edge and emerging technologies into the Libraries
- ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field, such as computer science or educational technology
- Experience with applications of technology to research and educational practice
- Familiarity with areas such as graphic design, animation, gaming, high-resolution imagery, or media production
- Experience with translating user needs into technology services
- Proven project management skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, project-oriented environment
- Excellent problem solving skills, with a proven ability to apply new software and hardware in a dynamic technology environment
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated commitment to customer service
- Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
- Experience working with collaborative teams of developers, designers, and/or system administrators
- Experience with IT systems and infrastructure, including streaming media, multimedia asset management, server infrastructure, networked storage, and desktop computing
- Supervisory experience
The Libraries, the University, and the Area
The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently consists of the D. H. Hill Library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, with the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opening soon. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.4 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 62,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million, with approximately $9.5 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as “the best American city” in 2011, recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/hr/benefits/
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00062564. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.