Emerging Technologies Librarian

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
Nov 26, 2022
Dec 04, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Description *Job Summary*The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.*Job Duties*Innovation Space Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users. Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies. Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition. Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university wide in a timely manner. Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee. Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee. Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space. Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users. Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL. Emerging Technologies Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance. Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases. Develop programs and events, building university wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience. Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis. Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects. Qualifications *Required Qualifications* Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations. *Preferred Qualifications* Work experience in academic libraries Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology. Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby Experience with project management *Application Process: *Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, I verify that my CV is current and accurate - does not need to be notarized. *COVID-19 Protocols*: All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine. *SALARY: *$55,000 minimum - commensurate with experience. *BENEFITS: *Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. *ENVIRONMENT: *The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office. The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at @umaryland.edu. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact @umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email. *Job: *Faculty *Organization: *Health Sciences & Human Services Library *Job Posting: *Apr 18, 2022

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