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Judith Thomas (jet3h@unix.mail.virginia.edu)
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August 1, 2001

FACULTY OPENING

Media Librarian, Robertson Media Center, Clemons Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, service-oriented
individual to serve as Media Librarian for the state-of-the-art
Robertson Media Center of Clemons Library. The University and the
Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among
faculty and staff.

Environment: The University Library system consists of eleven
libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and
business. The libraries serve 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate
students and 1,000 teaching faculty. The Library's homepage can be
accessed at http://www.lib.virginia.edu . Thomas Jefferson's
Academical Village and the historic Grounds provide a gracious
background for teaching, learning, and research.

The Robertson Media Center is located in Clemons Library, the
University's undergraduate library. It provides resources, expertise,
and equipment for the use and development of media materials for
instruction and research, is actively engaged in library-wide
planning for development of digital collections and services, and has
a circulating collection of more than 16,000 videorecordings. It
provides group and individual viewing areas. Its state-of-the-art
Digital Media Lab, fully equipped with advanced multimedia
technology, provides support for audio, video, and image production
and editing for student and faculty projects and offers equipment and
staff support for digital media acquisition, processing, and
delivery. The Robertson Media Center currently houses the offices of
the new Media Studies program at the University.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Robertson Media
Center, the Media Librarian manages and develops the Robertson Media
Center collection, selecting materials in a variety of media formats
(from analog to digital) in response to curricular needs and user
requests. Collaborates with selectors for media acquisitions across
the University of Virginia Libraries. Works closely with faculty -
particularly members of the rapidly-growing Media Studies Program -
helping them to identify appropriate media resources and literature,
and responding to their requests for media acquisitions. Coordinates
user education efforts, overseeing the development of the curriculum
for training in both traditional and new media areas. Provides
media-specific bibliographic instruction for faculty and their
classes. Helps with the planning for the preservation of video and
audio in various formats. Supervises classified staff and students.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science or related field.
Knowledge of media-specific resources, terminology, and technologies
required. Familiarity with A/V equipment, including production and
multimedia production processes and formats. Familiarity with
instructional technology and its applications. Strong service
orientation. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to professional growth and development. Experience working
in a film or media center, including work in both public service and
collection development preferred. Supervisory, administrative, and
teaching experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. General
faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits,
including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other options. Review
of applications will begin on September 20, 2001 and will continue
until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and
names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three
references to: Mr. Alan R. Napier (arn3c@virginia.edu), Director of
Library Human Resources and Planning, Alderman Library, PO Box
400114, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4114.

The University and the Libraries have a strong commitment to
achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of
Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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____________________________ Judith Thomas Director, Robertson Media Center Clemons Library University of Virginia

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August 1, 2001

FACULTY OPENING

Media Librarian, Robertson Media Center, Clemons Library

The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Media Librarian for the state-of-the-art Robertson Media Center of Clemons Library. The University and the Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.

Environment: The University Library system consists of eleven libraries, with independent libraries for health sciences, law, and business. The libraries serve 12,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students and 1,000 teaching faculty. The Library's homepage can be accessed at
http://www.lib.virginia.edu . Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village and the historic Grounds provide a gracious background for teaching, learning, and research.

The Robertson Media Center is located in Clemons Library, the University's undergraduate library. It provides resources, expertise, and equipment for the use and development of media materials for instruction and research, is actively engaged in library-wide planning for development of digital collections and services, and has a circulating collection of more than 16,000 videorecordings. It provides group and individual viewing areas. Its state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab, fully equipped with advanced multimedia technology, provides support for audio, video, and image production and editing for student and faculty projects and offers equipment and staff support for digital media acquisition, processing, and delivery. The Robertson Media Center currently houses the offices of the new Media Studies program at the University.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Robertson Media Center, the Media Librarian manages and develops the Robertson Media Center collection, selecting materials in a variety of media formats (from analog to digital) in response to curricular needs and user requests. Collaborates with selectors for media acquisitions across the University of Virginia Libraries. Works closely with faculty - particularly members of the rapidly-growing Media Studies Program - helping them to identify appropriate media resources and literature, and responding to their requests for media acquisitions. Coordinates user education efforts, overseeing the development of the curriculum for training in both traditional and new media areas. Provides media-specific bibliographic instruction for faculty and their classes. Helps with the planning for the preservation of video and audio in various formats. Supervises classified staff and students.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science or related field. Knowledge of media-specific resources, terminology, and technologies required. Familiarity with A/V equipment, including production and multimedia production processes and formats. Familiarity with instructional technology and its applications. Strong service orientation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Commitment to professional growth and development. Experience working in a film or media center, including work in both public service and collection development preferred. Supervisory, administrative, and teaching experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive depending on qualifications. General faculty status. The University of Virginia offers excellent benefits, including 22 days of vacation and TIAA/CREF and other options. Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2001 and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references to: Mr. Alan R. Napier (arn3c@virginia.edu), Director of Library Human Resources and Planning, Alderman Library, PO Box 400114, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4114.

The University and the Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Judith Thomas
Director, Robertson Media Center
Clemons Library
University of Virginia

(804)924-8814 / judith@virginia.edu
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