Champlain College seeks a curious, enthusiastic, collegial and service-oriented Librarian to join their award-winning library team to provide high quality academic library services in an innovative setting. This position provides administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure, including the library management system (currently III Millennium), electronic resources, library website, link resolver, and proxy server. With Champlain’s primarily online collection, the individual in this position is concerned with ensuring seamless and reliable access to information including troubleshooting and maintaining electronic resources. They will maintain and develop the library’s website content using the college’s content management system. They will also provide technical processing and cataloguing to provide timely access to our print collections. The Technology Librarian will maintain relevant documentation of processes in all aspects of technical services for library staff.
The successful hire will experiment with new and emerging technologies, approaches, and workflows that make the library’s collections more accessible and user-friendly. They will work collaboratively within the library, on campus and in the profession. Problem-solving and effective teamwork are essential, and we seek a colleague who is creative, process-oriented and dedicated to helping us serve our academic community to shape the future of a dynamic, nimble, and thriving college library.
In keeping with Champlain’s core value of the “human touch,” other key responsibilities include collection development as part of the wider librarian team. They will also provide regular reference services throughout the semester, including a regular evening reference stint. The Technology Librarian will join the library’s Teaching Librarian team to design, deliver and assess course-embedded, inquiry-based information literacy instruction in the college’s Core curriculum.
Master’s degree in library science or related field from an ALA-accredited program required.
Relevant experience in electronic resource management or technical services is desirable. Familiarity with web-based writing and programming is also an advantage.
Must have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; ability to plan projects, prioritize, and manage a variety of responsibilities and projects.
Must have a strong service orientation; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues, and have a strong aptitude for teaching information literacy in the college setting.
Position open until filled. Expected hire date January 2017.
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