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Innovative Media Facilitator - Library Associate I

Company: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Library Associate I

Job Description: JOB SUMMARY

The Marston Science Library Innovative Media Facilitator works in the areas of 3D services, emerging and makerspace technology services, and public services. The incumbent must possess knowledge of basic 3D concepts, including practical knowledge of 3D techniques that support student and faculty research. The position primarily manages the daily activities of Marston Science Library's 3D and makerspace services and exercises a level of authority, independence and initiative to make operational decisions for the services. The Facilitator supports the library's emerging technology services through the identification of tools, provision of instruction and participation in selected outreach activities. Additionally, this position provides excellent customer relations to library patrons through service on the Marston Service Desk, phone consultations, and over email. The Facilitator collaborates and communicates with units across the UF Libraries.

To support all students, staff and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

3D Services

* Manages the 3D queue at Marston Science Library through the development of workflows within the scope of established policies. Recommends policy changes to supervising librarian when appropriate.
* Supervises the 3D student assistants and volunteers (totaling 1 FTE) including hiring, scheduling, training, approving time, and monitoring internal communications to ensure seamless service between shifts, and tracking repair triage.
* Directs the flow and prioritization of orders in the 3D queue. This includes operating the printers when a student is not available and communication with instructors assigning coursework that require the 3D service.
* Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctioning 3D technology and performs or supervises repairs. Provides preventative maintenance as needed.
* Ensures that the Smathers Libraries' 3D service has sufficient supplies and replacement parts by coordinating and placing orders for all library branches with 3D printers.
* Updates 3D website and Libguides as needed.
* Collaborates with the librarians involved in this service to resolve any advanced issues.

Public service

* Provides regular circulation and reference service on the MSL service desk.
* Provides 3D reference when a student is not available or for complex requests via the MSL service desk, over email and phone, and during scheduled consultation hours.

Makerspace Services

* Supports makerspace services and technology by troubleshooting, repairing, and performing preventative maintenance on equipment.
* Delivers instruction and tutorials related to technology supported by the library.
* Designs and updates internal documentation and staff training materials as needed.
* Assists with documentation and patron-oriented materials for loanable and emerging technology and works with Marston's Access Services on deployment of technology.
* Helps to identify and recommend emerging technology for adoption by the library.


* Provide tours and introductions to makerspace services to visiting groups and classes.
* Coordinates and participates in selected tech-related outreach to the local K-12 school and public library community.
* Serves on MSL and Library Committees as appropriate.
* Participates in workshops and classes to upgrade computer and other job-related skills.
* Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

$37,254 minimum salary; the Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and two years of related library experience; or a Master's degree and one year of related library experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Knowledge of 3D technology and software
* Knowledge of common makerspace tools and software
* Demonstrated analytical skills
* Ability to lead teams and work collaboratively to accomplish goals
* Supervisory experience
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Flexibility, and ability to adapt and work in a rapidly changing academic environment
* Strong general computer skills
* Instruction experience
* Familiarity with content management systems
* Understanding of library management systems and records
* Knowledge of science and general reference sources
* Commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Process

To apply, submit

* a cover letter detailing your interest in, and qualifications for this position
* your current resume or CV
* a list of three references including their contact information (telephone number and email address)

Applications will be reviewed as received. Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Tina Marie Litchfield, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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