Friday, July 18, 2008

Media & Digital Assets Librarian

Description: Candidate will fulfill the information requirements of students and faculty, will support curricular needs, oversee development and maintenance of media collections, and supervise staff in these areas. S/he will investigate new opportunities for using digital media technologies and network delivery protocols to provide access to media resources and collections. S/he will digitize, encode and deliver, via on-demand or streaming services, selected music, spoken audio, and video. Candidate will be required to supervise and train student assistants; provide assistance to users; monitor, evaluate, and research evolving technologies in the digital media field; assist with licensing negotiations, and the management of performance and copying rights.

Requirements: MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution and an advanced degree in a relevant subject area (i.e. Computer Science, Media Arts). Previous professional library experience, preferably academic. Knowledge of film and mass media history, interest in contemporary trends in media and related areas, and an interest in audiovisual cataloging. At least two years experience with various digital media and web-based technologies used in learning, teaching, and publishing. Experience with network-based resources and course management systems.

An ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals. A commitment to imaginative and creative user services. At least two years supervisory experience. Knowledge of copyright and licensing issues related to media. Familiarity with MS Office and ALS. Knowledge of AV playback formats and equipment is also desirable.

To apply: This is a tenure-track faculty appointment. Salary is negotiable based upon academic credentials and experience. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send resume, letter addressing qualifications, and three references (names and contact information) to: Rachel Gleiberman, Long Island University, LLC Room 517, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or via email attachments to LIU is an EEO/AA employer. To learn more about LIU’s Brooklyn Campus please visit

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