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Asst Prof/Discovery Services Librarian

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. The University Libraries provide significant support to tenure-track librarians. Candidates should submit a brief statement indicating their experience or interest in conducting research and publication in pursuit of tenure. To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Posting Details

POSTING NUMBER

Posting Number F00259P

POSITION INFORMATION

Working Title Asst Prof/Discovery Services Librarian
Tenure Status Tenure Track/Tenure
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 12
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2017

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department Roesch Library - 2910

POSTING TEXT

University Summary

The University of Dayton Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented early-career professional to join the Information Acquisition & Organization Division as the Discovery Services Librarian. This is a full-time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of Information Acquisition & Organization.

This position will play an integral role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the seamless discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. As part of the discovery process, this role is responsible for managing aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which can include cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. Since discovery is a constantly evolving process, this person is also responsible for monitoring trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use. This position will work collaboratively to develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services.

The Discovery Services Librarian will be assigned a limited number of research assistance duties in order to fully understand user needs. This position will also serve as a liaison to an academic department, providing collection development and limited instructional support for that discipline. As a tenure-track faculty member, the Discovery Services Librarian is expected to engage in research and publication as defined by the University Libraries’ promotion and tenure policy.

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent
2. One year of cataloging coursework or equivalent combination of coursework and experience
3. Coursework covering or experience with the life cycle of electronic resources, including related trends and best practices
4. Articulated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential
5. Effective written communication skills
6. Articulated potential to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure requirements

Preferred Qualifications

While no one person is expected to have all of the following preferred qualifications, the successful candidate will meet many of them:
1. Demonstrated experience cataloging serials or electronic resources using RDA standards
2. Demonstrated experience with administrative functions of a library discovery service (e.g., EBSCO, Summon)
3. Demonstrated experience providing research assistance to users
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple assignments
5. Demonstrated service orientation
6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and promote equality and inclusiveness in support of the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
7. Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational values

Number of Positions Available 1
Application Review Date
Closing Date 05/10/2017
Open until filled?
Special Instructions to Applicants

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. The University Libraries provide significant support to tenure-track librarians.

Candidates should submit a brief statement indicating their experience or interest in conducting research and publication in pursuit of tenure.

To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.

Primary Contact for this Position Emily Hicks

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of cataloging coursework or equivalent combination of coursework and experience? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (i.e. H-1B visa)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of References
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Research
Optional Documents