Digital Communication & Learning Initiatives Librarian at University of Missouri-KC

The Digital Communications & Learning Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain an integrated digital communications platform which provides access to the library and its digital resources, supports law faculty’s effective use of technology to enhance student learning, and facilitates information and communication among various constituencies of the law school.

The digital communications platform is primarily a web based platform and the DC/LIL will, among other things:

  • Create and maintain web pages for the platform.
  • Support other applications and media that comprise the platform and serve as the information and communications channel for the School of Law.
  • Support the faculty in developing technology assisted instruction
  • Assist with development and implementation of an ongoing technology education program to augment the teaching/learning process.

The DC/LIL will be an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring the cutting edge and applying it in an academic institution setting. The DC/LIL will have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, take initiative, be self-directed, and be committed to innovation and creativity. The Digital Communications & Learning Initiatives Librarian should possess the ability to converse on technological topics with others at all skill levels. This position reports to the Director of Information Technologies.

The primary duties of the Digital Communications & Learning Initiatives Librarian include:

  • Manage Law School web site and oversee maintenance of web pages; manage and maintain public interfaces for link resolver, research databases, and other web-based resources.
  • Assist the Law School with maintaining Web pages in a manner that complies with established technical, navigational, imagery and aesthetic standards.
  • Provide technical support and training for faculty and staff in technology use.
  • Participate in the library and law school efforts to use new technology for instruction, research, and information dissemination.
  • Participate in shared professional staff responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Proactively support the faculty’s research and teaching interests.
  • Participate in development of digital signage, interactive kiosks; strategies for photo archiving, video archiving, and streaming media
  • Maintain a current understanding of advances in design and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or related field, e.g. Computer Science/Engineering/Programming, etc.;

Technical Qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated competencies with standards-based Web and data design and programming (such as PHP, CSS, XHTML, and MySQL), social networking, and graphic design programs.
  • HTML5 experience particularly desirable; functional knowledge of SharePoint Designer and Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft SharePoint portal experience particularly desirable
  • Demonstrated competencies with Digital Signage, e.g., SCALA, KeyWest Technology; video editing and some experience with digital photography a plus.
  • Working familiarity with one or more current learning management system software platforms (e., g, Blackboard, TWEN).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic Library experience
  • Previous experience as a webmaster and/or web-based application use is strongly preferred.
  • Three or more years’ experience in applications of computer technology to education and college level teaching.
  • JD and/or knowledge of legal and law firm technology preferred.

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Tim Lepczyk

Writer, Technologist, and Librarian.

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