[Eril-l] Job opportunity: Web & Discovery Librarian

Emily Miller-Francisco millere at sou.edu
Tue Aug 4 08:57:57 PDT 2020

 *Web & Discovery Librarian*

Faculty Rank:  Assistant Professor

Tenure Track / Nine month.  Possibility of additional summer employment.

Full posting: https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/8541

The priority deadline is *September 30, 2020*.

Southern Oregon University Hannon Library seeks an innovative and dynamic
librarian to lead the development and management of the Hannon Library
website, the ExLibris Primo discovery layer, LibGuides, and other library
web platforms. Within a collaborative environment, the successful candidate
will develop, implement and assess library websites and web projects. An
essential aspect of this position is a commitment to improving the web
interface and enhancing student success through solid usability,
accessibility, and information architecture practices. The Web & Discovery
Librarian will ensure an engaging and effective experience for our users.

The Web & Discovery Librarian will develop and maintain a current,
responsive, user-friendly, and accessible web presence for the library.
This position will engage in student-focused usability testing as part of
an assessment strategy that also includes web analytic tools.

This librarian will optimize our discovery platform so that resources can
be found as easily as possible. Working closely with vendors and
appropriate library staff, this position will establish and maintain
consistent online access to electronic resources across multiple platforms.
The librarian will stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices
related to e‐resource access.

The Web & Discovery Librarian will chair the Hannon Library’s Web and
Discovery Team. This position will also liaison with other web developers
and IT staff on campus to ensure that our websites are in accordance with
campus policies and guidelines and that authentication for our electronic
resources is as seamless as possible. The librarian will serve as the SOU
Discovery Representative to our consortium, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

In alignment with academic background and library need, this librarian will
be assigned subject liaison areas. In this role, the librarian will provide
faculty-requested instruction sessions and serve as collection coordinator
for these disciplines.  The librarian will develop and promote
instructional and user support materials that support campus and distance
students in their program, including LibGuides and online tutorials and
videos.  The librarian will also be responsible for selecting book
purchases for their subject areas.

Southern Oregon University is committed to creating a welcoming and
inclusive learning environment for all students. Librarians play an
important role in making students feel at home and also helping them move
toward the successful completion of their studies. In our efforts to
further this goal, each librarian will be a Hannon Library liaison to a
student group associated with equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Other major responsibilities include providing research guidance at the
Research Help Desk (6-8 hours/week), via email, and in one-on-one
consultations to a diverse student body and faculty with interdisciplinary
research interests. The librarian will also participate in library
committees and team-based projects.

This position reports directly to the University Librarian and is a
tenure-track faculty position. The librarian will be expected to
participate in service and scholarly activities commensurate with faculty

Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of
approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The
surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon
Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the
Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor
activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. We offer excellent
comprehensive health and retirement benefits.

Required qualifications:

   - ALA-accredited MLS.
   - A second master’s degree or in the process of completing a second
   master’s degree. (Successful applicant must complete the second master's
   degree to achieve tenure and promotion.)
   - Proficiency with web development technology such as HTML5, CSS,
   JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, Bootstrap, etc.
   - Demonstrated ability to adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guideline
   2.0 standards.
   - Proven understanding of and dedication to information architecture and
   usability principles.
   - Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population.
   - Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
   - Commitment to professional growth and development, especially in the
   realm of web development, Primo discovery, and electronic resource access.

Preferred qualifications:

   - Successful teaching experience, preferably in an academic or research
   - 3 or more years of experience as a reference librarian.
   - 3 or more years of web development experience, preferably in an
   academic library.
   - Experience with or coursework applicable to usability testing.
   - Experience or coursework applicable to managing a discovery system.
   - ExLibris Primo Back Office certification and experience.
   - Experience in or coursework applicable to managing an OpenURL link
   resolver service and knowledge base.
   - Experience in managing proxy server configurations, especially EZProxy.
   - Experience investigating and addressing electronic resource access
   - Experience or coursework applicable to creating functional and
   accessible web forms.
   - Experience with electronic resource vendor administrative modules.
   - Proven visual design skills, especially in the web context.
   - Proficiency with Photoshop or similar image editing software.
   - Proficiency with Angular JS.
   - Background in currently needed subject areas such as Native American
   studies, visual arts, or performing arts.

*Emily Miller-Francisco*
Collection Development Librarian
Hannon Library
Southern Oregon University
541-552-6819 / millere at sou.edu
*pronouns: she/her/hers*

* Southern Oregon University is built on the traditional lands of the
Takelma and Shasta peoples. Today we recognize the many tribes and bands
who call the Klamath Basin region their ancestral territory, and we
highlight the continued sovereignty of the nine tribes of Oregon and
Northern Californian tribes who have ties to this place.*
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