Information Technology Librarian

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Created: May 12, 2014


Mount St. Mary's University seeks a librarian to fill a new and innovative position. The successful candidate reports to the Dean of the Phillips Library and serves the faculty and students of the University by coordinating the development of new technology applications that support library programs and services.

The successful candidate will provide management and leadership in planning, implementing, maintaining and improving the Library's information systems and digital services. The librarian will identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Phillips Library, and will work collaboratively with library and IT staff, faculty and students.


1. Manage our new WorldShare (OCLC) service (catalog and resources discovery).
2. Supervise operation and effectiveness of interlibrary loan service (ILLiad).
3. Manage digital resources collection (database products and licenses), EZproxy (user authentication software), MSM digital repository.
4. Assist in development and maintenance of Library website.


1. The Information Technology Librarian leads the Library's digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, and administration.
2. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating, and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies.
3. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
4. Evaluates user-side applications and their significance in information systems design and resource delivery.
5. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
6. Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies.
7. Assists library users with their research needs.
8. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
9. Coordinates library technology services with Mount's Frederick campus.


MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment; experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction; experience with and strong commitment to reference service and library instruction; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, Web development tools, and social media; effective oral and written communication skills; assignment may require working some evenings and/or weekends.

1. Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications in the provision of library services.
2. Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials.
3. Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
4. Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
5. Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
6. Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
7. Strong analytical and organizational skills.
8. Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
9. Effective communication, interpersonal, organizatio


Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 15:39 UTC

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