Library Technology Coordinator Library Services

Posting Job Summary: The University of North Alabama seeks
an energetic, innovative, and proactive tenure track faculty member to oversee
library technology in a highly collaborative environment. This position
provides technology leadership in the following areas:

a) Identification of emerging technologies that have the potential to provide
new or improved library services;

b) Integration of library discovery (currently EBSCO EDS);

c) Oversight of current ILS and leadership in transition to webscale solution;

d) Integration of other library technologies such as ILLiad, EBSCO A-Z and
LinkSource, OpenURL, EZproxy, etc.;

e) Comprehensive exploration of new technologies to streamline workflows and
enhance library services, including but not limited to web programming, mobile
applications, digital collections, etc.;

In addition, librarians work collegially and are expected to assume leadership
roles within the library and university-wide. Faculty librarians must
demonstrate a commitment to professional effectiveness, engage in an ongoing
program of scholarship, and participate in professional service adequate to
achieve tenure and promotion.

Essential job duties include the following:

a) Coordinate library technology;

b) Manage integrated library system (currently locally hosted Ex Libris

c) Manage integration of discovery tool (currently EBSCO EDS) with other
online services;

d) Coordinate technology training for library faculty and staff;

e) Develop web technologies to enhance user experience;

f) Assist library users and library faculty and staff with desktop
applications and specialized software;

g) Create reports and extract data as needed by faculty and staff from
resources including but not limited to the following: Integrated Library
System, websites, A-Z lists, EZproxy, ContentDM, etc.;

h) Establish relationships with technology related units on campus such as
Information Technology Services and the Office of Web Communications;

i) Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to use of library equipment and
electronic resources;

j) Track trends in library technology; Research, evaluate, make
recommendations, implement, and support technologies shaping Collier Library
and its services.

For a complete job description, please email [log in to unmask] Initial
review of applications will begin March 8, 2013.

Additional Responsibilities: - Serve on library and
university committees as assigned;

- Maintain statistics and other reports for library effectiveness, etc.;  
- Contribute to projects that increase accessibility and use of electronic resources;  
- Prepare appropriate documentation;  
- May require some support at public service points;  
- Other duties as assigned  
Minimum Qualifications: Completed MLIS or equivalent from
an ALA-accredited program.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in an academic

2 years of successful library technology experience;

Commitment to collaboration with faculty, staff, and other users to develop
technology solutions;

Knowledge of relational databases;

Understanding and interest in mobile technologies and applications;

Strong service orientation toward library patrons and coworkers;

Potential to meet faculty tenure and promotion requirements;

Applied knowledge of emerging webscale library solutions;

Experience integrating web scale discovery solutions;

Experience with electronic resource support tools, including but not limited
to: OpenURL, A-Z lists, Electronic Resource Management Systems;

Knowledge of ILLiad, EZproxy, digital collection standards and tools (Dublin
Core, ContentDM, institutional repositories, etc.);

Commitment to training library faculty and staff to be self-sufficient
technology users;

Applied experience with an integrated library system (including server side
and client side support);

Applied experience in current computer programing languages, web technologies,
and cataloging standards including but not limited to the following: Php, XML,
MARC, AACR2, RDA, CSS, HTML5. SQL, JavaScript, etc.;

Experience in computing environments including UNIX, Windows, and OS;

Familiarity with developing web interfaces using ADA best practices;

Project management experience;

Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including user studies and usage
data analysis;

Additional graduate degree (in any field, but areas in the sciences are highly

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The successful candidate will undergo a background screen which includes, but
is not limited to, criminal, employment, and education
verifications. This position requires that applicants
attach an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume that includes contact
information for three references. This position also requires applicants
submit unofficial or official transcripts. Electronic copies of unofficial
transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial
Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Hard copies of unofficial or
official transcripts and reference letters must be sent to Human Resources at
UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to Bibb Graves Hall, Room 217.
Transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be
considered official. Transcripts with a designation of "Issued to Student"
will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the
successful candidate. For questions, please email [log in to unmask] or call

Affirmative Action Statement: UNA is an equal opportunity
employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA
seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core
values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

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