Emergent Technologies Librarian

How is that for a job title? The Emergent Technologies Librarian is a new job open at the Eastern Michigan University Library. This would be a wonderful position for someone who wanted to get their hands in the thick of Library 2.0.

From the posting:

The Eastern Michigan University Library seeks a proactive, creative, service-oriented individual to play a key role on its Information Services Team. The Emergent Technologies Librarian will serve as an explorer of and advocate for the use of emergent technologies to support online learning and enhance the effectiveness of library information and instructional services . The Emergent Technologies librarian will coordinate virtual/chat reference initiatives and provide scheduled reference assistance (face-to-face, email, telephone, virtual/chat).

Thanks to the mad strategerist for the heads up.

–Jane, what a job title indeed

3 thoughts on “Emergent Technologies Librarian

  • December 19, 2006 at 10:57 pm
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    Jane — here’s what our job advertisement stated. I like the last sentence!

    Thanks for noticing!

    Best,
    Randal Baier
    Asso. Prof./Multimedia Librarian
    Eastrn Michigan University
    ===

    The Emergent Technologies Librarian will serve as an explorer of and champion for the use of emergent technologies to support online learning and enhance the effectiveness of library information and instructional services. In addition to coordinating virtual/chat reference, the successful candidate will explore, evaluate, and encourage the deployment of emergent technologies as they relate to instruction, research & scholarship, and opportunities to integrate library resources and services into course management, online learning, and other campus software initiatives. Qualifications include: a working knowledge of emergent technologies that are critical for library development, such as blogs, wikis, “media-casting,” RSS, and other digital capabilities, a demonstrated awareness of general trends in information technology as they pertain to libraries, and a commitment to scholarship. Experience in academic library reference is preferred. In short, if you have “mad skillz” and are committed to public service, this is the position for you!

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