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Assistant Professor/Emerging Technologies Librarian

Emporia State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University Libraries and Archives of Emporia State University are committed to being the primary center for life-long learning at the university. An essential component of that vision is providing virtual experiences whereby students, faculty, and staff gain confidence and competence in critically handling information. We also aim to contribute to learning in courses through collaborations with other teaching faculty. We are looking to attract a librarian with passion and appreciation for the exciting and challenging work of designing, delivering, assessing, and revising engaging learning objects. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. The Emerging Technologies Librarian reports to the Dean of University Libraries and Archives (ULA). 


  • Assist other ULA faculty in the creation and implementation of research guides, online learning modules, tutorials, and other digital learning objects to support information and digital literacy.
  • Collaborate with staff in the Learning Technologies department in the overall integration of ULA resources and services into the Canvas learning management system to facilitate information literacy competencies across the curriculum.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the ULA website at, including knowledge of best practices and standards in usability and accessibility.
  • Monitor and suggest new and emerging technologies and digital tools for face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments.
  • Provide reference and instructional services in-person and via electronic means.
  • Partner with academic departments to provide research and learning support, including course-integrated instruction, collection development and maintenance, research consultations, and other professional activities.
  • Manage and promote the University Libraries and Archives Creative Space and assist students in creating podcasts and vodcasts.
  • Engage in and contribute to the profession and the university through continuing learning, service, research, presentations, or professional communications to meet the standards for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or an international equivalent.
  • Demonstrated commitment to virtual instruction and learning.
  • Experience with web design.


  • Evidence of incorporating new and emerging technologies into information and digital literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of coding skills including HTML and Java.
  • Evidence of integrating new technologies with ILS system (Innovative Sierra), and related systems.
  • Experience with online tools and desktop software working with images and video.
  • Experience using cameras, microphones, and desktop publishing software.
  • Evidence of developing collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the university and within the library to extend distance and online outreach activities.
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Teaching or training experience in traditional and online environments.
  • Evidence of effective collaborative efforts involving diverse faculty, library staff, students, and other campus stakeholders.
  • Evidence of active engagement in research and the desire to meet tenure and promotion requirements.


  • Salary of $43,000 - $45,000; negotiable and commensurate with education and experience
  • Health Care Benefits
  • KBOR Retirement Plan
  • Excellent working environment
  • Opportunties for professional development and growth 

Start Date:

January 2022; Negotiable.

To Apply:

Interested individuals meeting position requirements should upload a resume, cover letter (including a link to a web portfolio showing past web design work), and contact information for three professional references to Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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