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Systems and Technology Librarian

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: F000057
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Job Title: Systems and Technology Librarian
Position Title: Systems and Technology Librarian
Classification: 11
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Department: Heterick Library
Benefits Summary:

Benefit package includes: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription insurance, Life insurance, Workers’ Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance, and Total Disability insurance. Retirement: The University contributes 4% of the regular salary with up to 3% of additional matched contributions into the TIAA Retirement Program. Other benefits include tuition remission for employee, spouse, and employee’s dependent children under the age of 25 (this does not include the last two year of the PharmD program or the JD), and twenty days of paid medical leave per year.

Job Summary:

Heterick Memorial Library is seeking an innovative, student-focused and collaborative professional to provide vision and leadership that reflects current needs and anticipates future trends in the systems technology area. This position is central to providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery and delivery of library services and resources. The Systems and Technology Librarian will also have the exciting opportunity to take the lead in implementing the university’s new institutional repository. This position works collaboratively with a wide range of campus constituents and units to support the discoverability of library resources. All librarians at Heterick Memorial Library participate in instruction, reference, collection development and serve as liaisons to academic departments. Entry-level applicants with a familiarity or strong interest in systems and technology are encouraged to apply.


Tenure-track position.

Principal Responsibilities:

-Leads, administers, maintains and supports the library’s integrated library system (ILS), currently Innovative Interfaces Sierra, for both Heterick Memorial Library and Taggart Law Library.
-Administers and maintains discovery layer (EBSCO Discovery Service), room reservation and research guides software (Springshare), and additional library software programs.
-Maintains, evaluates and updates the library’s website.
-Establishes and maintains access to electronic content in coordination with the e-resources librarian and cataloger.
-Troubleshoots problems with library technology and escalates issues to vendors or University Information Technology department as necessary.
-Administers and maintains institutional repository (Digital Commons from Bepress).
-Maintains awareness of and engagement with innovations and developments in systems and with emerging technologies; implements as appropriate.
-Acts as liaison to several academic departments and contribute to collection development for these departments.
-Teaches information literacy to students in first year writing classes, as well as in liaison departments.
-Provides research assistance to students during scheduled reference times and also provide research assistance to students in respective liaison departments.
-Develops curriculum for information literacy in the library in coordination with other librarians.
-Works cooperatively with other librarians and library staff on special projects.
-Occasionally supervises staff and/or student assistants.
-Meets the library’s requirements for tenure and promotion which includes professional development and service.
-Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

-Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
-Self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment.
-Knowledge of SQL.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Associations.
-Coursework or job experience in systems or computer science.
-Experience in or willingness to learn instruction, reference and collection development.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Knowledge and experience working with an integrated library system.
-Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols including MARC.
-Familiarity with best practices in web design and accessibility.
-Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and APIs.

College Description:

Heterick Memorial Library serves the four undergraduate colleges at Ohio Northern University which includes the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering and the College of Pharmacy. Heterick Memorial Library strives to foster a collaborative environment conducive to academic achievement, critical thinking, scholarly communication, and lifelong learning. Heterick Memorial Library encourages the librarians and library staff to pursue new initiatives that contribute to student success and the academic community at Ohio Northern University. The library is central to student life at Ohio Northern University especially after the exciting transformation of the first floor into a twenty-first century collaborative learning commons in 2016.

Appointment Length: 12-months
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Status: Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Associates Degree in progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Masters Degree in progress
    • PHD
    • PHD in progress
  2. * Are you familiar with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and APIs?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Copy of Transcript 2
  4. Other Document