Innovation Collaborator – Mary Couts Burnett Library – Texas Christian University

MARY COUTS BURNETT LIBRARY

INNOVATION COLLABORATOR

The Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University is seeking an energetic and resourceful staff member to kick start our new computing facilities.  After a multi-million dollar renovation, the library will be opening with new computing spaces devoted to high-end computing, 3-D printing/fabrication, audio/visual editing and eventually a visualization lab. We are looking for a resourceful individual to help lead these new initiatives primarily through outreach and training.

TCU has an innovative, forward-looking academic library that supports academic programs from the BA to the PhD level with a student body of 10,000. TCU offers 117 undergraduate majors, 87 graduate degrees, including 25 doctoral fields of study.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops educational and marketing materials and programming to promote, highlight and teach students and faculty about new technologies and applications
  • Leads programmatic initiatives such as training and workshops in the Library and Rees-Jones Hall including multimedia, visualization, fabrication and development for new collaboration technologies.
  • Partners with Librarians and faculty to identify curricular applications for new technologies
  • Serves as an intellectual collaborator and teacher who inspire students to create, partner, experiment, and share.

·         Assists users in identification, evaluation, and use of emerging technologies and creation of media-rich projects with fabrication tools, data visualization tools or audio video editing software.

  • Hires, trains and supervises students to support and work with specialized technologies.
  • Applies understanding of creative and media arts and educational technologies to the strategic directions of the Library and its integration with the broader University.
  • Maintains technological expertise and skills by attending continuing education opportunities including webinars, workshops, user-groups, self-initiated learning opportunities and/or conferences.
  • Coordinates with Information Technology for the technical support, budget planning, and policy compliance of the specialized technology spaces in the Library and Rees-Jones Hall.

·         Develops programs, training and workshops to showcase technology applications.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

·         Some night and weekend hours

The Innovation Collaborator will report to the Associate Dean, but will work closely with the Reference Liaisons to identify outreach opportunities and the Systems Department for support and adoption of new technologies.

The applicant should be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities: knowledge of marketing and outreach strategies; knowledge of current trends, issues and best practices with emerging technologies in academic settings; skill in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; ability to learn and implement specialized technology such as large format printing, 3D printing, visualization software and hardware, or virtual reality software and hardware; set priorities, take initiatives and manage deadlines independently; write clear, accurate communications and other documentation; verbally communicate information about complex scenarios to multiple constituencies; and analyze data and make local decisions based on national trends.

Required Education and Experience:

·         Master’s Degree in Educational Technology, Librarianship or related field of study.

·         Experience using audio/video equipment and editing software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Studio, HTML editors or fabrication tools, or data visualization software, demonstrated by a portfolio of completed projects.

Desired Experience:

·         1 plus year of relevant experience managing networked computing in an educational context such as computer labs.

Salary: Mid $40s plus excellent benefits and training opportunities.

Texas Christian University is a private, doctoral granting university with an enrollment of about 10,000 students. The Mary Couts Burnett Library has a full time staff of 60, and a collection that includes over 2 million books and audio-visual materials and over 75,000 current journals, electronically and in paper. Located 45 miles west of Dallas, Fort Worth has a population of over half a million and is home to internationally recognized museums, numerous performing arts organizations, a vibrant downtown with an active night life, and two national historic districts.

Information on benefits is available on the TCU Human Resources web site at: http://www.hr.tcu.edu/

To apply, please visit :
https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2015-172

Please submit letter of interest, resume, portfolio of projects demonstrating relevant skillset, and contact information for at least 3 references. Applications received by July 29, 2015  will be given first consideration.

TCU is an AA/EEO employer.

TRACY L. HULL

ASSOCIATE DEAN, TCU LIBRARY

TCU BOX 298400

FORT WORTH, TX 76129

(o) 817-257-7696

t.hull@tcu.edu

 

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