[Eril-l] Employment Opportunity -- University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian (Tenure-track)

Emily Hicks ehicks1 at udayton.edu
Thu Apr 13 11:42:12 PDT 2017

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*Assistant Professor / Discovery Services Librarian*

The University of Dayton Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and
service-oriented early-career professional to join the Information
Acquisition & Organization Division as the Discovery Services Librarian.
This is a full-time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position reporting to
the Director of Information Acquisition & Organization.


This position will play an integral role in the development,
implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the seamless
discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user
experience. As part of the discovery process, this role is responsible for
managing aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which can
include cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem
resolution. Since discovery is a constantly evolving process, this person
is also responsible for monitoring trends and best practices in e-resources
management, discoverability, and use. This position will work
collaboratively to develop and assess efficient workflows for the
enhancement of library discovery services.

The Discovery Services Librarian will be assigned a limited number of
research assistance duties in order to fully understand user needs. This
position will also serve as a liaison to an academic department, providing
collection development and limited instructional support for that
discipline. As a tenure-track faculty member, the Discovery Services
Librarian is expected to engage in research and publication as defined by
the University Libraries’ promotion and tenure policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent

2. One year of cataloging coursework or equivalent combination of
coursework and experience

3. Coursework covering or experience with the life cycle of electronic
resources, including related trends and best practices

4. Articulated ability to work within a team environment where
collaboration and cooperation are essential

5. Effective written communication skills

6. Articulated potential to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure

While no one person is expected to have all of the following preferred
qualifications, the successful candidate will meet many of them:

1. Demonstrated experience cataloging serials or electronic resources using
RDA standards

2. Demonstrated experience with administrative functions of a library
discovery service (e.g., EBSCO, Summon)

3. Demonstrated experience providing research assistance to users

4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple

5. Demonstrated service orientation

6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and promote
equality and inclusiveness in support of the University’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion

7. Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent
benefits. The University Libraries provide significant support to
tenure-track librarians.

Candidates should submit a brief statement indicating their experience or
interest in conducting research and publication in pursuit of tenure.

To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications,
curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three
references by *May 10, 2017*. Applicants must be currently authorized to
work in the United States on a full time basis.

URL to apply online is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22828. Anticipated
starting date is July 1, 2017.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top
ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse
faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to
academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the
development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local
and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed
to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to
equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities,
females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis
of sexual orientation or gender identity.

U.S. News and World Report listed Dayton, Ohio, at No. 69 in its 2016
ranking of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States based on
affordability, quality of life, job market, desirability and net migration.

Besides offering a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts
and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art
institute and more, the Dayton area also is home to the largest network of
paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular
Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of
high-quality public and private education options, and the city’s “Welcome
Dayton” immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region’s ethnic and
cultural diversity.

The University of Dayton offers excellent benefits and educational
opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing
arts and scholarly events.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and
promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission
and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and
artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership
and service in the local and global community. In support of this
commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of
prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a
resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s
own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we will serve
as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

*Emily A. Hicks*
*Director of Information Acquisition & Organization*
*Associate Professor*
*University of Dayton Libraries*
*937-229-1558 *
*ehicks1 at udayton.edu <ehicks1 at udayton.edu>*
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