Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Systems & Online Services Librarian

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/3/2024 11:46 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-1495
Category (Portal Searching)
Libraries

Overview and Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Systems & Online Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the selection, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of all library technologies. This role ensures off-campus access, maintains the Libraries’ discovery tool, manages the website platforms, and runs technology usage reports. The Systems & Online Services Librarian also leads the Libraries Discovery and User Experience (DUX) Team meetings, priorities, and migration projects.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Investigates, implements, manages, and continuously improves library technologies:
    • Integrated library system (ILS) (Alma)
    • Discovery tool and online public access catalog (Primo)
    • OpenURL resolver (LibKey and Alma Link Resolver)
    • Off-campus authentication system (OpenAthens).
    • Content management systems (WordPress and LibGuides)
  • Communicates, troubleshoots, and resolves issues with library technology vendors.
  • Communicates technology issues to library and university staff, students, and faculty via the appropriate channels. 
  • Leads the Libraries DUX Team and plans and delegates tasks for technology migration projects. 
  • Runs reports and compiles statistics for library technologies.
  • Develops, standardizes, assesses, and continuously improves the library website and updates the library website content upon request.
  • Documents technology management procedures.
  • Stays current on procedures related to responsibilities and emerging library technology trends.
  • Trains back-up staff on library technologies.
  • Assists with electronic resource management.
  • Backs up Library Services Coordinator when needed, which would include circulation and interlibrary loan responsibilities.
  • Backs up Instruction Librarians when needed by delivering user-centered reference and instruction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND FUNCTIONS

 

  • Produces accurate and detailed work with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Manages multiple tasks and priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrates excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Works independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Works effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • Uses basic computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace.
  • Supports, respects, and advances the mission of Saint Mary’s University as a Lasallian Catholic university.

 

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Required:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Experience developing HTML5 and CSS-based websites.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience assisting users with library databases, reference, and circulation inquiries, particularly in online environments.
  • Experience managing electronic resources, responsive websites, discovery tools, open URL resolvers, and usage reports,  particularly experience with WordPress and Alma/Primo
  • Experience working with SpringShare products, particularly LibGuides.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience working with JavaScript.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

Application Requirements

 

Apply online at https://www.smumn.edu/about/offices-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/ and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes inclusion and human dignity contributes to a robust academic and work environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise and diverse skills from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.

 

Saint Mary’s offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement pension plan, and both undergraduate and graduate tuition remission plans.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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