Systems and Discovery Librarian

Cullowhee, NC
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Salary: $65,000-$70,000
Created: September 20, 2022


This position provides technical leadership for and works in collaboration with others to manage a suite of information systems employed by the library, including the library catalog, special and digital collections platforms, and library discovery tools, as well as integrating them with campus systems. The person will serve as lead contact with systems vendors and library/campus colleagues to troubleshoot library technology problems, manage data exchange, system security, and applicable system upgrades. The position will play a key role in the migration, setup and ongoing support for a next-gen shared Library Services Platform, anticipated within the next 1-2 years. The position is responsibility for ensuring the library stays up to date with all IT identity management and security requirements as they evolve. The position will work with the Web and User Experience Librarian to ensure the library’s web presence provides patrons a successful and effective research experience. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and able to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner.

This is a 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor position which reports to the Head of Content Organization and Management but will work in close collaboration with other library units. The successful candidate will be supported in training and certifications required for the position.

Anticipated hiring range is $65,000 – $70,000.  

Minimum Qualifications: American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent, is strongly preferred; however, special consideration will be given to applicants with advanced degrees in IT management, computer science, or related fields if combined with relevant professional experience.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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