Digital Resources Librarian

Mount Pleasant
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Created: November 8, 2012


Central Michigan University seeks an innovative, energetic, Digital Resources Librarian in the Department of Collection Development. This 12-month tenure track faculty position will play a key role in assisting the CMU Libraries to achieve a higher level of digital services and access. The Digital Resources Librarian will possess an understanding of how digital collections are best made discoverable through various technologies (library discovery tools, proprietary database search interfaces, Google, mobile devices, etc.). The Digital Resources Librarian will also design user experience studies and conduct rigorous collection evaluation under the supervision of the Director of Collection Development while working in close collaboration with subject librarians. The Digital Resources Librarian will assist the subject librarians to promote the use of the Libraries' digital collections. The Digital Resources Librarian will employ a variety of strategies to develop recommendations for the purchase of digital resources, including interactions with vendors, analysis of the market, product research, and determination of library user's online needs gained through analysis of curricula, usage statistics, and trends. The Digital Resources Librarian will also serve as a liaison to designated academic departments and will, as a faculty member, engage in scholarly activities and make contributions to university service.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science
  • Two years' experience as a librarian at the time of appointment
  • Knowledge of collection development practices and trends
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues surrounding discoverability in digital collections
  • Demonstrated commitment to positive user experience
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment
  • Evidence of ability to conduct scholarly activity resulting in publication, as well as participate in university service and professional organizations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an academic library

  • Experience in collection development
  • Experience with collecting and analyzing library statistics
  • Experience with Ex Libris Primo (or other library discovery tool)
  • Experience with III Millennium/Sierra
  • Familiarity with various emerging mobile technologies
  • Additional graduate degree

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