DATE ENTERED: May 24, 2018
POSITION: Multimedia Librarian
LOCATION: Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
APPLY BY: 06/19/2018

Working Title    Multimedia Librarian
Position Number    FA407
FLSA    Exempt
Appointment Type    Full Time
Sensitive Position    No
Sensitive Position Statement    A sensitive position requires a fingerprint-based criminal history Check.
Campus Security Authority    No
Campus Security Authority Statement    This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority. A Campus Security Authority (or CSA) is defined as an “official of the institution with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. A CSA is required to immediately report any crime that is reported to them to the University Police who will then review, evaluate, and investigate the reported crime. Annual training is required by the Department of Education for all personnel who have been designated as a Campus Security Authority.
Designated Personnel    No
Designated Personnel Statement    This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.
Statement of Economic Interest    No
Statement of Economic Interest Statement    This position may require a Statement of Personal Economic Interest.
Restricted Position    No
Restricted Position Statement    A restricted position would be subject to availability of funding.

Chief Objective of Position    This position will manage on a day to day basis all services and inventory of the Trible Library Media Center. Additional responsibilities include reference work, library instruction, one-on-one research assistance, and development and delivery of student media services and collections.

Work Tasks    

  • Supervise student assistants in the delivery of library’s Media Center services.
  • Develop training programs for Media Center students on the use of media hardware.
  • Provide support of faculty using multimedia projects in their classwork including consulting faculty for best options based on inventory and rubric needs.
  • Manage Media Center assets and provide training as needed to students, faculty and staff. Keep track of inventory and assisting in selecting new items for purchase based on the needs of the curriculum and/or student/faculty input.
  • Assist in the delivery of reference services including reference collection development and reference consulting services.
  • Manages technology in the Media Center area, which includes installing and updating software; troubleshooting and reporting problematic hardware; and ensuring the safety of both CNU property and the intellectual property of our students.
  • Selects and deselects items in the media collection (both physical and online) in support of the CNU faculty and CNU Community’s instructional needs.
  • Answers the CNU Community’s technology and media related questions.
  • Interfaces with IT staff and the CNU Community as a representative of the Trible Library and an expert on various instructional technologies.
  • Develop and deliver instructional programs related to media services.
  • Participates in the delivery of Reference Services.
  • Library instruction and other duties as assigned.
  • This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
  • Develops and maintains very positive and professional customer service and/or relations within the office/department and with all constituencies to include students, faculty, staff, guests, and employees. Demonstrates a positive and professional attitude and treats everyone with dignity and respect. Fully supports the “Student’s First” value at CNU and routinely goes the extra mile in providing service.
  • Reviews and communicates safety issues to assure a safe and healthy workplace and a reduction in work related absence.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) required    Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in technology in higher education; computer skills in a wide variety of internet and media software; excellent oral and written communication, organizational, analytical and decision-making skills; excellent customer service skills; critical and creative thinking skills.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) preferred    Familiarity with Apple computer products.

Required Education    Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related field is required by start date into the position.
Experience Required    Experience in the use of media in an academic environment; experience with digital editing software; experience using digital equipment including cameras and video recorders.

Experience Preferred    Academic library experience at a liberal arts college/university; prior experience teaching at college/university level; experience supervising student workers.

CNU Information    Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 381 Best Colleges: 2017 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, CNU is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs at CNU encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has recently completed over $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus, generated over 7,000 applications for a freshmen class of 1,290 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and 11th among all regional universities in the South. In addition, CNU is ranked third among all public schools for having "the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number    AP007P
Number of Vacancies    1
Posting Date    05/22/2018
Application Deadline    06/19/2018

Application Instructions    Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references at the time of application. Review of applications will begin June 19, 2018. Applications received after June 19, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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EEO Statement    Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.