Position announcement: Northwestern University

Kristine R. Brancolini (brancoli@indiana.edu)
Wed, 20 May 1998 14:59:12 -0500 (EST)

I thought someone from this listserv might be interested in this job.
It's a reserve/multimedia combination.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

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Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 11:59:36 -0500
From: Claire Dougherty <m-dougherty@nwu.edu>
Reply-To: arl-ereserve@arl.org
To: Multiple recipients of list <arl-ereserve@arl.org>
Subject: Position announcement: Northwestern University

Excuse any duplication of this posting; this should definitely be of
interest to some on this list as this position will oversee the ERS project
here at NU.


POSITION: Reserve/Multimedia Services Librarian
DIVISION: Public Services
DEPARTMENT: General Information Center; Mitchell Multimedia Center
REPORTS TO: Head, General Information Center; Head, Mitchell Multimedia

This is a split position. Reserve responsibilities include sharing in the
supervision of electronic reserve staff members; involvement in continuing
development of the Electronic Reserve System (ERS); training of staff,
student assistants and faculty in use of scanning and other electronic
technology; serving as a liaison to other reserve units on campus, faculty
using reserve services and staff from the Academic Technologies division of
the University. Also assists in the General Information Center. The
Reserve/Multimedia Services Librarian also supports the activities and
operations of the Multimedia Development Lab within the Mitchell Multimedia
Center. Functions include server management and maintenance; supervision
of part-time student assistants; training students, faculty and staff in
the use of the Labs software and hardware; collaboration on New Media
Center initiatives, including the development of collections of digital
materials; and assisting with staff training for the design, development ,
and implementation of Library departmental Web sites.

Reserve: Supervises, trains staff in electronic reserve applications.
Assists in the integration of new technologies and new approaches to the
delivery of reserve services. Participates in the development of the ERS
and the General Information Center. Provides training in the use of
technology for ERS. Serves as liaison and trainer for other NU Libraries
participating in electronic reserve projects. Coordinates efforts with
Northwesterns Academic Technologies division and the Mitchell Multimedia
Center on the ERS project. Maintains ERS on the UNIX server in the
Mitchell Multimedia Center.

Multimedia Development Lab: Has responsibility for the overall operation
of the Multimedia Development Lab within the Mitchell Multimedia Center.
Assists students, faculty, and staff working on a wide variety of
multimedia projects, ranging from the very simple to the very complex.
Supervises nine Multimedia Development Lab part-time student assistants,
including hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating. Collaborates with
the head of the New Media Center project at Northwestern University on
various projects and initiatives. Participates in projects to design and
create digital collections. Assists with Library-wide Web training and the
implementation of departmental Web sites. Performs other related duties as

Required: Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in library science.
High degree of familiarity with the Macintosh and Windows os. A working
knowledge of Web-based technologies, the use of the Internet in higher
education, and awareness of current trends and developments in the use of
the Web to deliver information and services. Must have excellent written
and oral communication skills, the ability to work well with faculty,
students, and colleagues, and a demonstrated high degree of initiative.

Preferred: Some experience in a public service area of an academic/research
library. UNIX computing experience. Demonstrated knowledge of HTML and
related standards. Basic knowledge of current scanning technology.

SALARY: $27,500 minimum.

TO APPLY: Send a letter of application and resume, including the names of
three references, to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian, Northwestern
University Library, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300. Applications received
by July 10, 1998 will receive first consideration.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

M. Claire Dougherty
Director, Northwestern University New Media Center
(847) 467-1437