Discovery Services Librarian

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Created: March 12, 2015


The Libraries at Ohio Wesleyan University seeks a creative, flexible, and innovative individual for the position of Discovery Services Librarian (DSL). The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, support, and maintenance of all library discovery services and will assist with troubleshooting electronic resource access issues and remote access issues. The OWU Libraries shares CONSORT, its integrated online catalog and circulation system, with the libraries at the College of Wooster, Denison University and Kenyon College. OWU Libraries are members of the The Five Colleges of Ohio consortium and OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of academic libraries.         

Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the DSL will serve in a hybrid position, bridging technical and public services. The successful candidate will improve, extend, and integrate the Libraries’ various search tools, including our library catalog, discovery layer, library web page, and e-resources portals, in order to promote seamless access to our resources. In addition, the DSL will serve as librarian liaison to assigned academic departments; participate in digital scholarship projects; provide individual research assistance and course-related instruction; and contribute to staffing the reference desk, including some evening hours. The DSL represents OWU and works collaboratively with counterparts at our consortial partner institutions (CONSORT, Five Colleges of Ohio, and OhioLINK). Completes other duties as assigned. The position will be available July 1, 2015.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of current practices and tools used by academic libraries for the access to and discovery of resources.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for and current awareness of trends in library information technology.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, including MARC and AACR2.
  • Experience with HTML coding and web page development.
  • Proficiency with using relational databases, spreadsheets and other productivity tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with ability to share technical expertise with diverse audiences.
  • Effective planning, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially with internal and external campus constituents.
  • Strong commitment to collaboration, a respectful work environment, and teamwork.
  • Strong commitment to creating and supporting innovative, user-centered library resources and services.
  • Willingness to embrace change and think creatively.
Qualified candidates should go to to obtain complete position details and application instructions.

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