Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Coordinator, Student Multimedia Design Center Services, University of Delaware

Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, service-oriented, professional librarian to serve as Coordinator, Student Multimedia Design Center Services. The position reports to the Head, Student Multimedia Design Center, and works in a rapidly changing, technology-rich public service environment to coordinate general outreach and instruction activities related to multimedia technology and assess departmental needs. Work collaboratively with other librarians, faculty, and information technology staff to provide instructional support for students on multimedia projects and coursework. Provide initial technical support for the Center, including troubleshooting software, hardware, and equipment issues and the design and maintenance of the departmental web site. Develop departmental staff training and enrichment activities to practice and learn new multimedia technologies. Provide direct assistance to library users at a busy service desk with: computer hardware, software applications, and equipment; microforms, maps, and CD-ROM collections; scanner/copiers and portable media equipment; and register transactions. Assist the Head, Student Multimedia Design Center in overall departmental operations and program planning, including recommending multimedia equipment and software for purchase and recommending and implementing new policies, procedures, and services related to multimedia.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience with current multimedia production capabilities in Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems using software such as the iLife suite, the Adobe Creative Suite, and Final Cut Pro. Successful experience working with university faculty, students and staff in an academic setting. Ability to use technology to meet instructional and public service objectives. Video creation equipment troubleshooting experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills to enable effective instruction to groups related to the use of multimedia in higher education. Strong public service orientation. Ability to create and maintain web sites using CSS, HTML 5, and Javascript. Knowledge of trends in librarianship and digital multimedia creation in order to effectively serve the student population. Ability to supervise and train student staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals in a busy service environment.

General Information: The University of Delaware Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including over 42,000 electronic and print journals, over 320 databases, and over 26,000 videos. Library collections which are broadly based and comprehensive include over 2.8 million volumes. The Library has 275 public access workstations, 200 laptop connections, and wireless access. The Library is a Member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, and SPARC. The Library is an Affiliate member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) that promotes health information, education and/or access in the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. More information about the Library is available at The Student Multimedia Design Center is a state-of-the-art multimedia facility with two instructional classrooms, four digital video studios, and more than 80 computers for individual and collaborative student use. The Center provides multi-level editing equipment and software, SMART boards to rehearse presentations, and more than 145 kits, such as video camera kits, for circulation. Please see for more information.

Salary: Appointment will be at the level of Assistant Librarian (level 13) or Senior Assistant Librarian (level 14) with rank and salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. Assistant Librarian rank is entry level for academic librarians with less than 3 years of professional experience.

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three professional references, in a single document following University of Delaware application instructions at by February 29, 2012.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at