Chicago-Kent College of Law Library – Faculty Scholarship & Educational Technology Librarian

General Description
Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, the Faculty Scholarship & Educational Technology Librarian provides support for integrating educational technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The position helps faculty use classroom technologies and trains students to use technologies needed in the practice of law. The Faculty Scholarship and Educational Technology Librarian is responsible for planning and managing various initiatives and programs related to promoting faculty scholarship, including the Chicago-Kent’s Scholarly Commons, the institutional repository. This position supervises a team of faculty support staff. The position also provides research and reference assistance as needed.

Special Schedule Requirements
Librarians work a varied schedule that may include evenings and weekend hours to meet the needs of a class, assist faculty with remote teaching, or serve as a back-up for the library’s service hours schedule.

Education & Experience
ABA-accredited J.D. and ALA-accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or equivalent degrees required. A minimum of three to five years of relevant professional law library experience is required.

Knowledge & Skills
Required:
• Working knowledge of current technology trends in education.
• Demonstrated experience working with an institutional repository.
• Knowledge of the current trends in scholarly communication, copyright, and emerging information technologies.
• Must demonstrate an ability to prioritize efficiently and solve problems effectively.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial environment.
• Problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
• Experience using Google Suite and Office products.
• Experience using a learning management system.
• Training experience.
• Supervisory experience.

Preferred:
• Understanding of copyright, fair use, and open access issues.
• Knowledge of legal education pedagogy.
• Teaching experience.

Key Responsibilities
– Supervise, train, and evaluate faculty support staff in handling various technologies and develop services to help faculty productivity in teaching, scholarship, administrative, and professional service responsibilities. Train library and law school staff to work with legal, library, and educational technologies.
– Train students to use technologies and develop skills needed in the practice of law by creating and delivering classroom presentations and developing online materials. Develop instructional materials and research guides for student success. Update training curriculum to keep up with current trends. Assist with research and reference.
– Develop policies and manage the processes for adding and maintaining faculty scholarship in Chicago-Kent’s Scholarly Commons, the institutional repository (IR) maintained by the law library. Build and maintain relationships with faculty to capture their scholarship. Provide training to other IR users, such as Chicago-Kent law reviews and journals, library staff, and faculty support.
– Provide technical and expert assistance for faculty who are integrating technology into instructional and research activities. Research and analyze current trends in legal pedagogy using educational technology. Assist IT with managing Blackboard sites.

For more information about the description and to apply, see the full job posting at https://iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/7089

EEOC Statement
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