Levin Library at Curry College seeks a skilled, experienced, and innovative librarian for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level who will take responsibility its library service platform (LSP) beginning in Fall 2020. The review of applications will begin immediately.
The Systems Librarian will participate in a team in addressing aspects of discovery including cataloging, metadata, access, problem resolution, and evaluation of the user experience. As a member of the library faculty, the librarian will demonstrate not only content expertise relevant to this position but also understanding of interrelationships within the library unit’s work and its relevance to institutional goals. Furthermore, the Systems Librarian will analyze and employ data to support and inform library practice.
The individual engaged in this position will work collaboratively to develop and assess efficient workflows to promote the enhancement, sustainability, and integrity of library systems, thereby supporting the curriculum, and furthering the library’s commitment to student learning and success.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include:
Serve as administrator and site coordinator for the Ex Libris library service platform (LSP);
Monitor data integrity in library’s Ex Libris system;
Execute inventory processes using library system;
Oversee exchange and integration between library system and other college data systems such as Banner;
Manage library’s EZProxy system and possess ability to master authentication protocols;
Provide assurance of library software and resource integration;
Act as primary contact with vendor and college’s Information Technology Services (ITS);
Participate on faculty and college-wide committees;
Serve as library liaison to science, math, and technology programs at the college;
Deliver research consultation to students at reference desk, by appointment, and via online chat and email.
Master’s in Library & Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution, or an appropriate equivalent.
A minimum of 2+ years professional experience in an academic or research library setting.
Knowledge of and experience with library management systems such as Ex Libris Alma/Primo.
Excellent computer skills, especially knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including SharePoint.
Knowledge of standards related to web accessibility and ADA compliance.
Knowledge of professional library cataloging and metadata standards as applied to different formats and contexts.
Understanding of issues and trends in library systems.
Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment.
Experience with learning management systems.
Ability to represent library and college in professional and community settings.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 27 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs and a variety of continuing education certificates and programs.
Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations.