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Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:24:24 EDT
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The Libraries of North Carolina State University

Vacancy Announcement
Multimedia Resources Librarian

The North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Multimedia Resources Librarian in the newly
formed Department for Digital Library Initiatives.   The successful candidate
will be a creative designer of multimedia solutions to support a faculty eager
to adopt network and multimedia information technologies to improve learning
and research.   Digital Library Initiatives brings together 7 librarians and 4
technical and support staff to advance the Libraries' ambitious agenda in the
digital arena.  The department will work closely with the Systems Department
(with a staff of 12) for technical support and to ensure ongoing operation and
maintenance of digital library components. The Multimedia Resources Librarian
will work closely with staff in Collection Management to develop
state-of-the-art, network-based multimedia services and resources.


Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the head of Digital Library Initiatives, has
primary responsibility for identifying, creating, selecting, and developing
multimedia resources supporting instruction and research throughout the
university.  Provides dynamic leadership in planning and implementing
multimedia initiatives responsive to the needs of faculty and students, with
particular focus on emerging network-based audio, video, and interactive
digital resources, and software tools used to generate, edit, and make use of
these resources.  Aggressively addresses conversion and incorporation of
existing media collections, such as videotape, microforms, slides, and digital
accompanying materials, into digital multimedia environment.  Works closely
with faculty to identify and integrate multimedia resources into their
curricular and research programs, drawing on both new and existing resources
in the Libraries collections.  Consults with Systems Department to identify
optimal infrastructure and configuration for access to digital collections.
Works with Libraries' instructional and training staff to develop and provide
training and assistance in multimedia technologies, and with technical
services staff to facilitate access to multimedia collections.  Works closely
with Digital Library Initiatives staff to help plan, develop, and implement
the Libraries' vision for the use of state-of-the-art information
technologies.   Participates in library planning, 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.


Qualifications
Required:  ALA-accredited MLS.   Experience working with multimedia resources
and authoring technologies.  Knowledge of current and emerging technologies
and the use of multimedia in an academic and research environment.  Energy and
enthusiasm for solving clients' pedagogical and research problems.  Ability to
communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing,
with clients and colleagues.  Effective interpersonal skills; ability to work
independently and in a team environment. Evidence of scholarly and
professional activity.  Preferred: Two years professional experience with
collection development.   Experience working with networked information
resources, digital resource management and digitization technology.
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 university is currently supporting faculty with development grants to
support 25 new Internet courses for delivery in the fall of 1997.

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 $17
million, with over $7 million allocated to collections.
The Learning Technologies Center is be located adjacent to the Libraries'
Scholarly Communication Center, the Department for Digital Library
Initiatives, the Informational Technologies Teaching Center, a scanning and
digitization laboratory, and the university's Center for Teaching and
Learning.

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 approaching 12 million volumes, and collections budgets
totaling more than $22 million.

For more information about the NCSU Libraries, visit our home page at
www.lib.ncsu.edu


Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
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 April 7,
1997.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Candidates
are encouraged to apply by the review date above to receive full
consideration.

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 Employer