The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is looking for a Systems/Reference Librarian. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with the Department of Information Science and the Joseph W. England Library.
The Systems/Reference Librarian will have primary responsibility for the library systems and the library website and for the management of the library’s reference services. The Systems/Reference Librarian will work closely with the library faculty and staff and with the Information Technology staff to keep all the library’s systems and technologies working and up-to-date. As a faculty member in the Department of Information Science, incumbent will perform all professional librarian duties including, but not limited to: reference desk, collection development, teaching, scholarly activities, and service.
Maintains, troubleshoots, and upgrades library systems including, but not limited to: EZ-Proxy, ILLiad, and the Alma library services platform.
Maintains and updates the library website and other communications platforms, including blogs and social media.
Serves as the liaison between the Information Technology department and the library.
Provides appropriate technical training and support to the department and the library, and seeks to maximize the effective use of existing technology resources.
Assists in identifying and implementing new digital initiatives, systems, and software for the library.
Keeps abreast of library systems trends and issues.
Coordinates operation of reference services, and provides service at the reference desk.
Teaches information literacy classes and holds scheduled reference consultations.
Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments and maintains the library collection in those disciplines.
Provides service to the USciences community and the profession by participating in committees, task forces, and appropriate organizations.
Engages in scholarly activity or research as a non-tenure track voting member of the Faculty.
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
2-3 years of relevant experience with library systems, including proxy servers, interlibrary loan systems, and integrated library systems.
2-3 years of relevant experience with website and other communications platforms, including blogs and social media
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to manage a varied workload.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, Google Apps, Mac/Windows operating systems, etc.
Experience providing reference and instructional services.
Experience assessing library services in a higher education environment.
Experience using Blackboard or another learning management system.
Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries.
Bachelor’s degree from any STEM field.
EEO - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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