Discovery Services Librarian

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Created: October 21, 2015


Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for the position of Discovery Services Librarian, a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Professor position.

The Discovery Services Librarian will work collaboratively with departments across the Libraries to provide seamless access to OSUL&P’s extensive information resources and unique collections and to improve the library user experience. They will recommend custom solutions and designs for library applications with particular emphasis on the shared discovery platform, Primo.  The Discovery Services Librarian will conduct user research, coordinate the customization of the Libraries’ discovery applications, extend the capabilities of existing systems and apply their knowledge of best practices for discoverability of library resources to improve tools and workflows.

OSU Libraries shares an Ex Libris Integrated Library System with 36 other members of the ORBIS Cascade Alliance. The Discovery Services Librarian will represent OSUL&P as a lead on Alliance working groups and serve as OSU’s primary liaison to the ILS vendor, Ex Libris.

This is a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will actively participate in research, contribute to the university’s teaching mission, and engage in professional service.

Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

The salary for this position begins at $50,000 per year, in addition to a generous vacation and benefits package.

OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11/16/2015.  The full announcement and application instructions are available at: (Posting # 0016310).

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Richard Sapon-White, search committee chair (

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