Discovery Services Librarian (Asst/Assoc. Prof.)

Dayton, OH
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Created: April 18, 2017

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Assistant Professor / Discovery Services Librarian

The University of Dayton Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and
service-oriented early-career professional to join the Information
Acquisition
& Organization Division as the Discovery Services Librarian. This is a full-
time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of
Information Acquisition & Organization.

Responsibilities:

This position will play an integral role in the development, implementation,
and evolution of strategies and services for the seamless discovery of
library
resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. As part of
the discovery process, this role is responsible for managing aspects of the
life cycle of electronic resources, which can include cataloging/metadata,
access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. Since discovery is a
constantly evolving process, this person is also responsible for monitoring
trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and
use.
This position will work collaboratively to develop and assess efficient
workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services.

The Discovery Services Librarian will be assigned a limited number of
research
assistance duties in order to fully understand user needs. This position
will
also serve as a liaison to an academic department, providing collection
development and limited instructional support for that discipline. As a
tenure-track faculty member, the Discovery Services Librarian is expected to
engage in research and publication as defined by the University Libraries’
promotion and tenure policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent
2. One year of cataloging coursework or equivalent combination of coursework
and experience
3. Coursework covering or experience with the life cycle of electronic
resources, including related trends and best practices
4. Articulated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration
and cooperation are essential
5. Effective written communication skills
6. Articulated potential to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure
requirements

While no one person is expected to have all of the following preferred
qualifications, the successful candidate will meet many of them:

1. Demonstrated experience cataloging serials or electronic resources using
RDA standards
2. Demonstrated experience with administrative functions of a library
discovery service (e.g., EBSCO, Summon)
3. Demonstrated experience providing research assistance to users
4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple
assignments
5. Demonstrated service orientation
6. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and promote
equality
and inclusiveness in support of the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion
7. Expressed willingness to engage with Catholic and Marianist educational
values

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent
benefits.
The University Libraries provide significant support to tenure-track
librarians.
Candidates should submit a brief statement indicating their experience or
interest in conducting research and publication in pursuit of tenure.
To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications,
curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three
references by May 10, 2017. Applicants must be currently authorized to work
in
the United States on a full time basis.

URL to apply online is: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/22828. Anticipated
starting date is July 1, 2017.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top
ten
Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse
faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic
excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of
the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global
community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to
the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal
opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, females,
protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual
orientation or gender identity.

U.S. News and World Report listed Dayton, Ohio, at No. 69 in its 2016
ranking
of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the United States based on
affordability,
quality of life, job market, desirability and net migration.

Besides offering a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts
and
culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and
more, the Dayton area also is home to the largest network of paved bike/
recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton
bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality
public and private education options, and the city’s “Welcome Dayton”
immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region’s ethnic and cultural
diversity.

The University of Dayton offers excellent benefits and educational
opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing
arts
and scholarly events.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and
promotion
of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share
its
commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic
creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service
in
the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the
University
is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired
faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and
is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we
cannot guarantee placement, we will serve as an effective support system for
your spouse. Information can be found at
https://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

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Craig Boman, MLIS (Ph.D student)
Applications Support Specialist and
Interim Digital Projects Coordinator
University of Dayton Libraries
937-229-3674
Cboman1@udayton.edu
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7511-4078

"There is no education as that which comes from participation in the
constant stream of events." - Jane Addams (1902, p. 93)

How to apply


Contact:

Craig Boman, MLIS (Ph.D student)
Applications Support Specialist and
Interim Digital Projects Coordinator
University of Dayton Libraries
937-229-3674
Cboman1@udayton.edu

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