Davidson’s E.H. Little Library seeks a collaborative and enthusiastic Media Creation and Curation Librarian to join our award winning team.
As a key member of the library’s Digital Learning team, you will help shape the team’s strategic directions as we move toward the next iteration of Davidson College’s library. Relying on your experiences in digital media projects and pedagogies – including but not limited to videography, podcasting, or other genres of multimedia storytelling – you will help students, faculty, and staff craft the stories that underlie their scholarship. As a contributor to our robust library instruction and consultation framework, you will help our communities navigate the expansive landscape of digital media tools and resources so that they might think critically with and about digital technologies. Additionally, you will bring your project management experiences to bear on an impressive portfolio of projects and services that includes some directly in the purview of the Digital Learning team – e.g. Davidson Domains, digital media creation, thesis and syllabus collection management – as well as collaborations across teams – e.g. Omeka projects, our innovative student employee model, library programing, strategic projects, and instruction. Importantly, your collaborative spirit and enthusiasm for growth will help us expand how we think about Digital Learning at Davidson.
Guided by our organizational values, we work to advance the college’s purpose in developing disciplined and creative minds for lives of leadership and service by providing expertise, space, resources, and services for research, access to, and creation of information. Library staff play an important role in expanding the global impact of traditional scholarship, stewarding born-digital materials, supporting digital scholarship, and advocating for equitable and sustainable access to information. We are proud of our strong ties with the John Crosland Jr. Center for Teaching and Learning and the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, strategic partnerships that exemplify the library’s central role in innovative development for the college’s faculty, staff, and students. Finally, as Davidson embarks on a transformational campus-wide strategic planning initiative, we are very excited to explore the ways in which our expertise, programming, and resources intersect with and support the college’s priorities.
We are inspired by the college’s public commitment to racial equity and justice. To create an inclusive learning community and to reflect the diversity of Davidson experiences, we collaborate on projects that reframe the narratives our college tells about itself, develop collections in partnership with students and faculty, and create meaningful community connections. We seek a thoughtful colleague who joins us in embracing a special set of responsibilities as we articulate the college’s relationship to the past, confront our present moment, and chart a hopeful future. Read more about Davidson College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here: https://www.davidson.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion.
In this position, you will:
Provide research and design consultation to students, faculty, and staff in their development of research and scholarly projects.
Partner with faculty colleagues to offer in-class instruction for topics in the Digital Learning portfolio.
Collaborate with team members to research, contextualize, and embed critical digital pedagogy in and outside of the classroom.
Proactively research, recommend, and implement tools and methods for digital media creation and curation that will enhance student learning and faculty research.
Shape the Library’s efforts to capture and steward student and faculty scholarship, especially that which is expressed as digital media.
Mentor, train, and in some cases supervise student employees as a part of our evolving Library Consultant program.
Engage in continuous professional self-development and professional activities; participate in professional networks to maintain current knowledge of best practices and exploration of future trends.
Actively collaborate in library project groups, participate in library research groups, serve on library steering groups, and contribute to ad hoc projects and initiatives as opportunities arise.
Qualifications that will help you flourish in this role:
You are practiced in the tools and principles of media creation, including but not limited to videography, sound recording, and editing tools (e.g. Adobe Premier Pro, iMovie, Audacity).
You are committed to providing research and consultation services to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise in an active community of undergraduate scholars.
You are eager to explore the intersections of emerging technologies – including large language models, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual and augmented reality – with various modes of multimedia storytelling.
You possess strong organizational and project management skills.
You are familiar with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, critical information literacy, universal design for learning, and other inclusive pedagogies.
You have knowledge of reference and research consultation services, including the reference interview.
You demonstrate a commitment to an inclusive environment that values and celebrates difference.
You are resilient, adaptable, and demonstrate a capacity to operate flexibly in a rapidly evolving landscape.
For this job, we require that:
You have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association OR an equivalent combination of related experiences, education, and training with at least 2 years of professional experience.
Our salaries are benchmarked to national liberal arts colleges and regional colleges and universities. The position hiring manager is happy to discuss our salary benchmarks at any stage of the interview process. In addition to joining a great library organization that is committed to supporting your professional well-being, Davidson College offers numerous benefits as an employer including:
4 weeks of vacation in your first year on the job, plus College holidays
A 403(b) retirement plan to which the College contributes at least 9.5% of your salary
Tuition assistance for employees and their dependents
This is a full-time, 12-month position. Please apply by November 28,2023, for fullest consideration. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter addressing your knowledge and skills related to this position and how your experience will support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Information about how to submit an application can be found at https://employment.davidson.edu
Consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.
The Academic Affairs division has a flexible work location program in line with the College’s remote work policy. This position is eligible for partial flexibility in work location, as determined with the position’s manager and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and reviewed regularly through our performance management processes. Candidates should expect to maintain a residence within commuting distance of the Charlotte metro area. An initial campus orientation period (of a minimum of 3 months) worked from the office may be required. This policy is reviewed periodically.
Davidson College seeks out intellectually curious students who are committed to developing their talents for lives of leadership and service.Small classes enable our renowned faculty to work closely with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience, and moral courage.