University Libraries is seeking candidates for the position of Director of
Libraries Media Services, a non-tenure faculty position. Provides
leadership for all
aspects of library multimedia services including effective management of all
aspects of media services: maintenance of non-print materials, supervision
of a networked lab, circulation/distribution of materials, supervision of
four staff positions and student assistants. Works with the Libraries
Instructional Coordinator to develop, integrate, and assess appropriate
instructional technologies in the Libraries' instruction and outreach
programs. Servces as Co-Director of New Media Center (http://nmc.vt.edu/).
Position reports to the Head of User Services and works closely with other
Information Systems staff, particularly Educational Technologies and
Administrative Information Systems.
The identification and implementation of new technologies, such as
interactive, multimedia instruction, multimedia tutorials, and assisting
faculty and students with the use and integration of multimedia for teaching
and learning is a key component of this position. Works closely with the
Educational Technologies Division of the University's Media Services.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, masters preferred in educational
technology or educational computing. Knowledge, development, and use of
various media-based content delivery technologies including the Internet;
teaching experience, and team, communication, and assessment skills are
required. Familiarity with academic library operations and services is
preferred. Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, and implement effective
programs and services. Some night and weekend work may be required.
Finalists invited for interview must demonstrate communication and teaching
skills by presenting a sample media/technology presentation to library
faculty and staff and other members of the university community.
Salary: Twelve-month professional, faculty appointment at the rank of
lecturer. Minimum academic salary for the University Libraries is $28,000.
Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and credentials.
Benefits: choice of TIAA/CREF or State of Virginia retirement plan, state
health insurance through Blue-Cross/Blue-Shield, generous sick leave
benefits, 24 days annual leave.
Virginia Tech is the land grant university for the Commonwealth of Virginia
with approximately 23,000 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students. The
university is located in Blacksburg at the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains accessible to several major metropolitan areas. Additional
information can be found about University Libraries at www.lib.vt.edu.
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and is
an affirmative-action, equal-employment-opportunity employer and encourages
minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.
Applications: Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and
telephone numbers of at least three references to: Cathy Pillow, Personnel
Services, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, P.O. Box 90001, Blacksburg,
VA 24062-9001. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in
the application process should notify Ms. Pillow. Review of applications
will begin August 15, 1997.
Virginia Chapman Belser
Media Center, University Libraries
PO Box 90001, VPI & SU
Blacksburg, Va 24062-9001