NCSU Vacancy Announcement

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 14:58:01 -0500 (EST)

Thought this might interest some of you!

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries


North Carolina State University Libraries

Vacancy Announcement
Multimedia Services Librarian
(Expanded Position -- Newly Advertised)

The North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the expanded position of Multimedia Services Librarian. With
responsibility as head of the Libraries' Learning Technologies Center program,
the successful candidate will be one who demonstrates ability to lead in
developing and providing multimedia information services. Part of the new
Learning and Research Center for the Digital Age, the Learning Technologies
Center (LTC) is staffed by a team of computing professionals and librarians
who provide leadership, consultation, and support for campus multimedia
initiatives. The incumbent will be a member of a new library department,
Digital Library Initiatives, that brings together 7 librarians and 5 technical
and support staff to advance the Libraries' ambitious agenda in the digital
arena. This position will work closely with the Collection Management and
Special Collections departments to develop state-of-the-art, network based
multimedia services and resources. Communication is facilitated by an active
Educational Technologies Interest Group, with a campus-wide membership of over
150 faculty, staff, and administrators.

Under the direction of the head of Digital Library Initiatives, designs and
develops state-of-the-art, network based, interactive multimedia services and
resources to support instruction and research throughout the university
including online courses and other distance education initiatives. Develops
and communicates the LTC's mission and services to the campus community;
supervises LTC staff. Takes a leadership role in campus dialogue and
interest groups related to educational technologies and distance education.
Builds working relationships with other units of the Learning and Research
Center for the Digital Age such as the Scholarly Communication Center and the
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Leads the planning and
implementation of multimedia initiatives responsive to the needs of faculty
and students. Addresses conversion and incorporation of library materials in
traditional formats into a digital multimedia environment applying the
principles and techniques of instructional design. Works with staff
throughout the Libraries to develop and provide user training and to
facilitate access to multimedia resources. As a member of Digital Library
Initiatives staff, works to plan, develop, and implement the Libraries' vision
for the use of state-of-the-art information technologies. Serves on
library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. Is active professionally and
contributes to developments and trends in storage, retrieval, and delivery of
multimedia resources and educational technologies.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in information
science or related field. Minimum three years' relevant professional
experience including a background in public service and project management.
Background and experience in instructional design and interactive multimedia
resources. Knowledge of applications of current and emerging technologies in
time- and location-independent learning. Understanding of the educational
mission of a research university and the changing learning environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably,
and personably, orally and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively in a
team environment. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
effectively. Preferred: Demonstrated understanding of the complexity and
scope of an evolving research library collection. Significant experience with
creation and management of digital multimedia resources, digitization
technologies, and networked information resources. Experience supervising

The University and the Libraries
North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh within the Research
Triangle. This region of North Carolina encompasses one of the nation's
premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research. The
Raleigh/Durham area was recently rated by Money magazine as the "Best Place
to Live in America," and by Fortune as the "Best City for Knowledge
Workers." The area offers outstanding opportunities for professional growth
and an exceptional quality of life.

As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State offers
degrees through the Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Management, Education and Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Forest Resources,
Textiles, and the School of Design. As the largest academic institution in
the state, NCSU enrolls 27,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 53
fields of study. The university ranks eighth nationally in research support
from private industry and twelfth in the number of patents awarded.

The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, and maintains an
affiliation with a separately administered learning resources library and
African-American Cultural Center reading room . With a staff of 300 FTE, the
Libraries has over 2.5 million volumes in its collection, and acquires more
than 21,000 current serials, and a total annual budget in excess of $18
million, with over $7 million allocated to collections. Digital Library
Initiatives, with adjacently located Learning Technologies Center, the
Libraries' Scholarly Communication Center, the Informational Technologies
Teaching Center, a scanning and digitization laboratory, and the Faculty
Center for Teaching and Learning comprise a new Learning and Research Center
for the Digital Age.

The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke
University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Central University and NCSU form the Triangle Research Libraries Network, with
combined resources approa #005# million volumes, and collections budgets
totaling more than $22 million.

For more information about the NCSU Libraries, visit our home page at

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, not
less than $42,000 for this position. Librarians at NCSU have academic status
without tenure or rank. Benefits include: 26 days vacation; health insurance
(comprehensive major medical or HMO), and TIAA/CREF, state, or other
retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability,
deferred compensation, and legal plans are available. Tuition waiver program
for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available.

Recruiting Schedule
Position available immediately. Review of applications will begin December 1,
1997. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates
are encouraged to apply by the review date above to receive full

To apply, send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to: Wendy L. Scott, Office of Personnel Services; Box 7111, NCSU
Libraries; Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employee