[Videolib] Position Announcement: Media Services Librarian, Temple University

J. Brian Schoolar (jbrian@temple.edu)
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 13:29:29 -0500

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The Temple University Libraries invite applications and nominations
for the position of Media Services Librarian. We seek a creative,
experienced, and user-oriented individual who will create, implement
and lead a new media services unit.

The libraries of Temple provide a broad and deep array of resources
and services for a diverse, vibrant, urban research university of
34,000 students and 1,682 full-time faculty. We offer an excellent
opportunity to play a leading role in the continued development of
services in a major ARL library now experiencing significant growth as
a result of funding enhancements and new, dynamic leadership.

Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Research
and Instructional Services, the Media Services Librarian will create
and lead a new media services unit, including multimedia equipment,
collections, access and services, and coordinate these with other
complementary collections and services offered in Paley Library and
elsewhere at Temple. The Media Services Librarian will

Develop a new media services unit in the library, ensuring that
appropriate materials and equipment are available to meet user needs
for study and scholarship in all media formats.
Ensure appropriate housing of collections for preservation and access.
Select audio, video, and digital media materials in conjunction with
other subject specialists.
Develop and deliver user services for this unit, including media
reference, informational and instructional materials in print and
digital formats, and instructional services
Evaluate and implement new and emerging multimedia technologies,
develop and implement format succession and content reformatting
plans.
Supervise staff and student assistants.
Collaborate with others in creation/maintenance of bibliographic
access tools for media
Develop staff awareness and expertise relating to the use of digital
multimedia applications and systems as these are adopted by Temple.
Collect and report statistics and assess impact of media-based
services on library users.
Participate in library-wide activities or projects through service
on library and university committees and working groups.

Qualifications
REQUIRED: ALA accredited MLS; strong commitment to quality user
services; familiarity with media content and technology and its
potential for network applications; hands-on experience with
instructional technologies and digital media; familiarity with
copyright and preservation issues pertaining to media resources; and
the ability to communicate clearly in writing and orally with
individuals and in group settings such as class instruction.

PREFERRED: academic media librarianship experience; reference and
instruction experience in an academic library; familiarity with media
cataloging and metadata issues; strong, demonstrated experience in
information technology development or implementation; organizational
skills and evidence of successful project management.

Compensation
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation
expenses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.

Application
The search has been extended until January 27, 2007. To apply, submit
a cover letter of application and cv/resume to the Jobs@Temple
website, https://hospats.adminsvc.temple.edu/jobs.htm. Search by job
number TU-08642, complete the Online Information Form, and attach your
cover letter and resume in a single electronic file.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.
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J. Brian Schoolar
Electronic Resources Librarian
Temple University Libraries
Paley Library (017-00) Voice: 215-204-3258
1210 W. Berks St. Fax: 215-204-8550
Philadelphia, PA 19122 Email: jbrian@temple.edu
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.