[Eril-l] Job posting: Discovery Services Librarian, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio

Calabrese, Cara calabrcm at miamioh.edu
Mon Jul 29 06:52:22 PDT 2019

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University Libraries:  Discovery Services Librarian/Assistant or Associate

Miami University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-thinking,
tech-savvy, and service-minded colleague for the role of Discovery
Librarian in the Access & Borrow Department (A&B). The result of a recent
libraries-wide reorganization, A&B provides the materials (physical,
virtual, and spatial) which fuel learning. The department combines
technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, e-resources,
discovery) and access services (circulation, reserves, document delivery).
The new hire will foster a seamless experience for staff and users in
discovering and accessing library resources. The position reports to the
A&B Department Head and serves as liaison to the Libraries’ IT staff.

Responsibilities include:


   Maintains and troubleshoots software (EBSCO Discovery Services, EZ
   Proxy, Sierra) as primary or in conjunction with IT, including but not
   limited to developing and maintaining load profiles and upgrading webpac

   Supports, recommends, develops, and implements new workflows, scripts,
   and initiatives (e.g. automation, macros) for improving access to and use
   of vendor systems (e.g. OCLC, YBP Gobi, Springshare); works with department
   staff and other departments to identify tasks suitable for streamlining
   through development of appropriate applications

   Coordinates with relevant OhioLINK consortial committees to sync local
   catalog/software practices; collaborate with cataloging and metadata
   colleagues to ensure timely adoption and support of traditional and
   evolving practices (e.g. RDA, MARC, LCSH, BIBFRAME)

   Works with Electronic Resources Librarian and Systems Department to
   ensure resource and metadata integration into discovery services;
   troubleshoot e-resource access issues as needed, which may include
   communicating platform and database outages; collaborates with and backs up
   Electronic Resources Librarian in managing ongoing technical access to
   electronic resources and collaborates with other librarians and staff to
   maximize discovery of resources for patrons

   Stays abreast of new technology, national developments, and best
   practices; monitors and evaluates emerging technologies and makes
   recommendations for adoption, as appropriate

   Maintains and enhances professional skills through regular and
   meaningful professional development activities; pursues an active career
   path contributing to the field of academic librarianship

   Assists in developing and maintaining an effective, collaborative,
   positive departmental environment; contributes to ongoing integration of
   departmental staff across teams as applicable; consults on selecting,
   training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating library staff and
   communicating effectively within and across departments; public-facing
   support on an as-needed basis

   Other duties as assigned



   Master’s degree in library or information science

   Demonstrated experience with administering a library discovery product
   and/or a library management system (ILS)

   Demonstrated familiarity with current library softwares and technologies
   (such as III Sierra, EZProxy, OCLC Connexion, MARCEdit, ILLiad, Springshare
   library suite)

   Ability to work independently and manage projects successfully

   Proven communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability
   to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with
   vendors, colleagues, faculty, students, and staff

   Knowledge of cataloging processes and techniques, and familiarity with
   basic cataloging standards, including RDA, Library of Congress Subject
   Heading practice, Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification
   systems, and MARC21 formats

   Commitment to participate in appropriate professional service and
   conduct research and scholarship, demonstrating ability to meet the
   Libraries’ promotion and continuing contract requirements (see

   Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian dependent
   upon qualifications.

   The University will not sponsor H1-B for this position.



   Experience administering III Sierra, Ebsco Discovery Service, EZ Proxy,
   and/or Springshare

   Experience in an academic library technical services capacity

   Strong interest in emerging technologies and general trends in
   librarianship and higher education

   Familiarity with web APIs and mobile technologies

   Working knowledge of one or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, Ruby,
   Python, Java) and/or macro software (e.g. AutoIt, MacroExpress)

Submit cover letter and resume to
http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/495649.  Direct inquiries to Donna
Richardson at petermda at miamioh.edu.   Review of applications begins on
August 9, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer,
encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment,
discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual
harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating
violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry),
disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity,
pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran
status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests
for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment
should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff at miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe
living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami
University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at
http://www.miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which
contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug
and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful
possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at
university events and activities. This report also contains information on
programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence,
domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email
notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled
students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and
employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be
obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco
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