Job: Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian (Assistant Professor) or Systems and Digital Initiatives Specialist (Assistant Professor of Practice)

General Information
Position:
Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian (Assistant Professor) or Systems and Digital Initiatives Specialist (Assistant Professor of Practice)

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Competitive

Job Category:
Networking & Automation

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

You have great ideas about libraries and using technology to engage students and encourage learning. You want to help create an exceptional, discerning, and innovative academic library in a world of instant information. You want to research and support technologies that will enhance the university learning environment. You want to serve as a role model for students from diverse backgrounds. You want to work collaboratively with a small team of librarians and staff in a place where you can make a difference.

Stetson University seeks a collaborative and dynamic Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian/Specialist for a full-time appointment either as a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or as a non-tenure-track faculty member with the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. The ideal candidate understands integrated library systems and platforms, a wide variety of technologies and software packages, and user information retrieval behavior. With the Associate Dean of the Library and the Director of Public Services, this new position will be responsible for the development and implementation of planning and directing library systems improvements and upgrades that will enhance the end-user’s library experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to the Associate Dean of the Library. The Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian will be expected to give special attention to the following:

  • Provide technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.
  • Manage and support library management systems, platforms, and software.
  • Manage and support ContentDM or other digital repository systems.
  • Support EZproxy or other remote access management system.
  • Be a member of the library’s web services team to support the library’s web presence.
  • Recommend hardware and software to support library services and initiatives and manage installation and maintenance.
  • Use working knowledge of database technologies to store, manipulate, and query structured data.
  • Use programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python to enhance information retrieval. 

Education:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor: Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) is required, with experience in integrated library systems and web-based discovery systems. Second Master’s degree preferred. All Stetson librarians are expected to contribute to general reference and research services and function well as a member of a collaborative team. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in systems implementation and maintenance including trends in electronic resource management; knowledge of current and emerging digital technology trends in higher education and/or academic libraries; effective communication; interpersonal, organizational, analytical and assessment skills; the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment. In addition, the successful tenure-track candidate should have the potential to engage in publication and professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements.

Non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice: Master’s degree in a technology-related field such as computer science and experience in information management systems is required. Experience with library information systems is preferred. All Stetson library faculty are expected to contribute to general reference and research services and function well as a member of a collaborative team. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in systems implementation and maintenance including trends in electronic resource management; knowledge of current and emerging digital technology trends in higher education and/or academic libraries; effective communication; interpersonal, organizational, and analytical and assessment skills; ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment. In addition, the successful non-tenure-track candidate should have the demonstrated ability or potential to engage in University service activities. 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
09-03-2021

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://www.stetson.edu/administration/human-resources/media/1872%20-%20Systems%20and%20Digital%20Initiatives%20Librarian%2008312021.pdf

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Stetson University

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

Address:
Unit 8418, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University

Address 2:
421 N. Woodland Boulevard

City:
DeLand

Zip:
32723

County:
Volusia


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Stetson University

Address:
Unit 8418, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University

Address 2:
421 N. Woodland Boulevard

City:
DeLand

State:
FL

Zip:
32723

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Susan Ryan

Contact Email:
sryan@stetson.edu

Contact Phone:
386-822-4040

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Applicants should supply a cover letter, a detailed current vita, and supply the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

All information may be submitted electronically to Susan Ryan, Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies, at sryan@stetson.edu.

Review of applications will continue until position is filled. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.


Go back to All Jobs