Language Resources Center Coordinator and Liaison, Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS), South Hadley MA
posted January 6, 2014 12:02 PM
Mount Holyoke College Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) seeks a passionate and visionary educator-technologist to serve as coordinator of our Language Resource Center and play a lead role in collaborations around instructional design and innovative uses of technology while working closely with colleagues in a highfunctioning team environment to provide both library and technology resources and services to faculty and students alike.
Reporting to the Director of Research & Instructional Support (RIS), the Language Resource Center (LRC) Coordinator and Liaison works in a blended team of instructional technologists and librarians who provide forwardlooking instructional technology, library research, and collection services and resources. Centered in a dynamic and collegial environment, this position collaborates with faculty partners and other RIS liaisons to apply the best in learning theory, design principles and innovative technology to enhance in class, flipped, blended, and online learning, especially of languages. Towards this end the LRC Coordinator and Liaison is also charged with hiring and developing excellent student staff and for maintaining a welcoming and productive space for language learning within the LRC.
RIS, along with Campus Technology and Media Services, Digital Assets and Preservation Services, Discovery and Access, and Technology Infrastructure and Systems Support together comprise the merged Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College. LITS is committed to providing integrated information and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's mission to educate a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to foster the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.
Responsibilities include: Partnering with faculty to imagine effective and innovative uses of technology in support of teaching and learning; supervising student staff and managing the Language Resource Center as a welcoming and productive environment for language learning; serving as liaison to an academic department and collaborating with other RIS liaisons to connect the full range of LITS resources and services to a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Qualifications include: Advanced degree, preferably in second language acquisition, instructional design, educational technology, or MLS with an emphasis in instruction and assessment. Also open to other combinations of education and experience such as advanced degrees in academic disciplines and experience in instructional design. Some experience managing (students or otherwise) required. Technical
requirements include: Experience implementing and/or supporting curricular or classroomoriented
technologies, such as learning management systems (e.g., Moodle), virtual classrooms (e.g., AdobeConnect), video/audio editing software (e.g., Audacity, iMovie), discipline specific
software (e.g., Windows Language packs), etc. Desirable skills include: Facility in one or more languages besides English and interest or experience in language learning pedagogy. Demonstrated interest or experience in libraries. Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change.
Review of applications will begin on January 21st and continue until the position is filled. You can find more information and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. Mount Holyoke is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.