The Discovery Services Librarian will serve in a hybrid position, bridging
technical and public services to foster a seamless experience for staff and
users in discovering library resources through the development, support,
and maintenance of library discovery strategies and services. The ideal
candidate will provide leadership in conceptualizing, developing and
managing enhancements to internal and public-facing commercial and
locally-developed library discovery applications, and in creating and
maintaining the Technical Services Department’s automated workflows. This
position will also work closely with the Libraries’ IT staff. The Discovery
Services Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services.
- Works in close cooperation with the Libraries’ IT staff, serving as
the department liaison for the Libraries’ III Sierra ILS and EZProxy
- Creates and maintains applications and programs to automate technical
services departmental workflows and oversees classified staff performing
ordering and cataloging functions using automated workflows.
- Maintains and troubleshoots the Libraries’ III Sierra instance in
conjunction with Libraries IT department , including but not limited to:
maintaining and developing load profiles; developing and upgrading webpac
features based on changes in cataloging standards (RDA) and capabilities of
the software; maintaining and developing scripts to work in conjunction
with the Libraries’ III Sierra ILS and other vendor systems (e.g., OCLC,
YBP Gobi, EBSCO Discovery Service, etc.).
- Maintains and troubleshoots the Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery
in conjunction with Libraries IT Department.
- Coordinates with relevant OhioLINK consortial committees to sync local
catalog/software practices with consortial best practices.
- Assesses Technical Services workflow efficiencies through oversight
and analysis of departmental and library statistics from Sierra and
other relevant sources.
- Collaborates with other library departments and librarians to develop
- Supervises staff as assigned.
- Provides training as needed.
- Advises the Department Head on issues related to discovery of
and the improvement of Technical Services workflows.
An ALA-accredited MLS; two or more years of relevant academic library
experience in a technical services or related setting; training in and/or
experience with traditional and evolving cataloging practices (e.g., RDA,
MARC, LCSH, BIBFRAME, etc.); proficiency with software programs/products
associated with library functions (e.g., III Sierra, EZProxy, OCLC
Connexion, MARCEdit, ILLiad, Drupal, LibGuides, institutional repositories,
etc.); willingness to collaborate across departments; strong and effective
interpersonal and communication skills; potential for leadership;
commitment to excellence; flexibility, and ability to work both
independently and collaboratively; ability to manage projects successfully;
and the ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for continuing contract
and promotion (see http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf).
APIs; working knowledge of one or more programming languages ( e.g. PHP,
Ruby, Python, Java, etc.); familiarity with III’s Sierra ILS and/or the
Ebsco Discovery Service; familiarity and/or experience with macro software
(e.g., AutoIt, MacroExpress, etc.); familiarity with one or more metadata
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Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:03 UTC
Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:03 UTC