Library Discovery and Integrated Systems Librarian

Bowling Green
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Created: August 14, 2015


Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Library Technical Services. This is a 10-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Department Head of Library Technical Services (DLTS) which is composed of Continuing Resources, Bibliographic Access, Acquisitions/Collection Services, and Student Personnel. The DLTS is responsible for acquiring, organizing, cataloging, and providing access to books, serials, non-print items, and electronic resources; binding and preserving materials for extended use in the collection. WKU Libraries uses the Voyager integrated library system and is in the initial stage of migrating to Alma. Anticipated starting date is January 1, 2016.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinates all aspects of the integrated library system including: planning for, installing, testing, and implementing new software versions and software corrections; customizing system options; maintaining security; implementing software features; and configuring the online catalog interface
  • Manages the library discovery tool
  • Manages the library patron authentication software and configures it for new products
  • Assists in managing the electronic resources management system and extracting data and statistics
  • Creates reports, extracts data, and performs record loads for the integrated library system
  • Troubleshoots problems with the ILS and discovery tool and report to the vendor as necessary
  • Troubleshoots problems related to accessing e-resources working closely with the Electronic
  • Resources Librarian to ensure patron access to e-resources
  • Coordinates with the Library Systems Office to troubleshoot problems and provide support for library software
  • Works with Administrative Systems and Applications in Information Technology to obtain support for library systems needs such as the administration of the patron authentication software and server; develops programming to provide data files of patron information to enable patron uploads; provides input when the library may be impacted by other ASA projects
  • Teaching, research/creativity activity, and university/public service as outlined in the university and department criteria for faculty rank and promotion

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
  • Knowledge of relational databases
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on MA Access and Excel
  • Knowledge of bibliographic record structures and core library operations such as circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, etc.
  • Knowledge of CSS, XSL, XML, basic UNIX commands
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Must be able to meet the promotion and tenure criteria of the department
  • Master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or in other related fields
  • Two years of experience working with an integrated library system



Published: Friday, August 14, 2015 17:53 UTC

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