Technical Services and Systems Librarian (St. Lawrence University, New York)
St. Lawrence University
St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative and knowledgeable colleague to
join a collaborative and dynamic Library & Information Technology (LIT)
division as Technical Services and Systems Librarian.
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this librarian will provide leadership
for planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting a range of library
technical and systems services and operations. The successful candidate will
work well in a collegial and team environment, will possess strong
communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and will have an
understanding of the important and evolving role library technical services
and systems play in supporting, expanding, and improving access to scholarly
resources. Major areas of focus for this position include
managing the integrated library system, overseeing and coordinating technical
services operations, keeping current with and exploring technologies which
especially impact library technical services and systems, supporting resource
description and access activities (cataloging) of staff in a number of library
departments, and collaborating with colleagues and staff on Library, LIT, and
University committees and working groups. As a member of
the library faculty, this librarian will participate in collection development
and have the opportunity to participate in research consultations,
bibliographic instruction, and digitization projects. The Libraries at St.
Lawrence support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high
level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the
academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with
students and faculty on existing and emerging educational, learning, and
research technologies and initiatives.
The successful candidate for this 12 month, full-time position must have an
ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent. Significant, demonstrated experience
with managing an ILS and technical services. Experience with resource
description and access (cataloging) codes and practices. Staff supervisory
experience (library assistants and student workers). Experience with training
and staff development initiatives.
Experience (2 or more years) with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS
(Millennium or Sierra). Experience working with other applications, systems,
and tools, for example, MarcEdit, Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials
and PHP. Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication. Public services
experience in a liberal arts college library. Advanced degree in a subject
The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is
filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter
and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references
to: Search Committee, Owen D. Young Library, St. Lawrence
University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617 or send via
email to [[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask]) (preferred).
Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private,
independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400
students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence
inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to
find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and
understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through
its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St.
Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and
communities, from the local to the global. The University seeks diversity
among its faculty, staff and students, with a commitment to fostering
excellence through an atmosphere intellectually and socially enriching for the
entire community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are
encouraged. For additional information about St. Lawrence,
please visit SLU's homepage at [http://www.stlawu.edu](http://www.stlawu.edu).
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing
a background (including criminal records) check. SLU is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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