Digital Access and Systems Librarian

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Created: February 18, 2014


Champlain College seeks an enthusiastic, collegial and service-oriented Librarian to join their award-winning library team and provide high quality academic library services in an innovative setting. This position provides administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure, including the library management system, link resolver, and proxy server. With Champlain’s primarily digital collection, the individual in this position is concerned with eliminating barriers to access of information including troubleshooting and maintaining e-resources and providing project management and oversight of technical services. S/he develops relevant training and documentation of processes for library staff. In addition to staying current in emerging professional trends relating to library automation, systems, and discovery, this position will have the opportunity to play a key role in planning and coordinating a transition to a new library management system within the next 18 months. In keeping with Champlain’s core value of the “human touch,” other key responsibilities include reference, collection development, and collaborating with other librarians to design and teach lessons in the library’s innovative inquiry-based information literacy program.

Master’s degree in library science or related field from an ALA-accredited program required. Must have relevant experience in management and maintenance of library management systems; experience with technical support for library electronic information resources; experience with and understanding of cataloging and metadata standards; and knowledge of web design and networking infrastructure. Must have demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; strong service orientation; ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and colleagues; ability to plan projects, prioritize, and manage a variety of responsibilities.

The finalist will show creativity, initiative, and flexibility; have the desire to experiment with new technology, approaches, and workflows that make the library more user-friendly; and will work collaboratively within the library, on campus and in the profession. Effective teamwork is essential as the person in this position is a member of several teams including the teaching librarians and the library technology team. We seek a colleague who is interested in helping us serve our academic community and shape the future of a dynamic, nimble, and thriving college library.

The successful candidate will be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community. Candidates must have a professional and positive attitude towards their work, the mission of the institution, and the goals of the college.

Submit a resume and cover letter at The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment. Applications received prior to March 7th, 2014 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled.

Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 17:21 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC