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Discovery Services Librarian

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Please complete the online application form and include at least three professional references. In addition, a letter of interest in the position and a resume are required. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Discovery Services Librarian
FLSA Exempt
Primary Responsibilities

The Discovery Services Librarian is responsible for planning, managing, supporting, and evaluating a range of library systems including but not limited to the web discovery platform, Integrated Library System (ILS), and other operational activities and initiatives.

Responsibilities:
• Provides leadership and support for all aspects of the implemented web discovery platform, ILS, and other related library systems.
• Stays current with new technologies as applied to digital library platforms and works with appropriate LIT staff to implement upgrades and new technologies.
• Works with the Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian regarding configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management functions within the Library’s ILS.
• Works with the Director of Digital Initiatives on technology platforms supporting the library and our digital collections.
• Provides support, documentation, and training to other Librarians and staff working with component parts of the supported library systems as needed.
• Stays current with developments in cataloging, bibliographic description and subject analysis, metadata standards.
• Works with external vendor support personnel and with colleagues from other academic institutions on consortia projects and initiatives.
• Evaluates with other librarians the effectiveness and efficiencies of existing library platforms/systems in support of desired configuration, layout, and design of library web resources.
• Participates in instruction and research services to gain further insight into users’ practical experience with library discovery tools.

General Library Faculty Responsibilities:
• Participates in LIT and Library planning initiatives and in establishing and evaluating goals, objectives, and priorities.
• Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates any staff that may report to the position.
• Serves on university-wide committees, task forces, or study groups as desired or needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant experiences.
• Experience with managing ILS and discovery platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra).
• Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest).
• Experience working with a CMS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
• Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation.
• Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication.
• Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a small liberal arts college is a plus.
• Staff supervisory, training, and development experience (library assistants and student workers).

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00442
Desired Start Date
Open Date (to accept applications)
Close Date (date applications will not be considered)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete the online application form and include at least three professional references. In addition, a letter of interest in the position and a resume are required. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae