Library Technology Coordinator

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Created: January 14, 2013


Library Technology Coordinator 
Department:  Library Services 
Posting Job Summary:  The University of North Alabama seeks an energetic, innovative, and proactive tenure track faculty member to oversee library technology in a highly collaborative environment. This position provides technology leadership in the following areas:

a) Identification of emerging technologies that have the potential to provide new or improved library services;
b) Integration of library discovery (currently EBSCO EDS);
c) Oversight of current ILS and leadership in transition to webscale solution;
d) Integration of other library technologies such as ILLiad, EBSCO A-Z and LinkSource, OpenURL, EZproxy, etc.;
e) Comprehensive exploration of new technologies to streamline workflows and enhance library services, including but not limited to web programming, mobile applications, digital collections, etc.;

In addition, librarians work collegially and are expected to assume leadership roles within the library and university-wide. Faculty librarians must demonstrate a commitment to professional effectiveness, engage in an ongoing program of scholarship, and participate in professional service adequate to achieve tenure and promotion.

Essential job duties include the following:
a) Coordinate library technology;
b) Manage integrated library system (currently locally hosted Ex Libris Voyager);
c) Manage integration of discovery tool (currently EBSCO EDS) with other online services;
d) Coordinate technology training for library faculty and staff;
e) Develop web technologies to enhance user experience;
f) Assist library users and library faculty and staff with desktop applications and specialized software;
g) Create reports and extract data as needed by faculty and staff from resources including but not limited to the following: Integrated Library System, websites, A-Z lists, EZproxy, ContentDM, etc.;
h) Establish relationships with technology related units on campus such as Information Technology Services and the Office of Web Communications;
i) Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to use of library equipment and electronic resources;
j) Track trends in library technology; Research, evaluate, make recommendations, implement, and support technologies shaping Collier Library and its services.
For a complete job description, please email Initial review of applications will begin March 8, 2013. 

Additional Responsibilities:  - Serve on library and university committees as assigned;
- Maintain statistics and other reports for library effectiveness, etc.;
- Contribute to projects that increase accessibility and use of electronic resources;
- Prepare appropriate documentation;
- May require some support at public service points;
- Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:  Completed MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. 

Desired Qualifications:  Experience working in an academic library;
2 years of successful library technology experience;
Commitment to collaboration with faculty, staff, and other users to develop technology solutions;
Knowledge of relational databases;
Understanding and interest in mobile technologies and applications;
Strong service orientation toward library patrons and coworkers;
Potential to meet faculty tenure and promotion requirements;
Applied knowledge of emerging webscale library solutions;
Experience integrating web scale discovery solutions;
Experience with electronic resource support tools, including but not limited to: OpenURL, A-Z lists, Electronic Resource Management Systems;
Knowledge of ILLiad, EZproxy, digital collection standards and tools (Dublin Core, ContentDM, institutional repositories, etc.);
Commitment to training library faculty and staff to be self-sufficient technology users;
Applied experience with an integrated library system (including server side and client side support);
Applied experience in current computer programing languages, web technologies, and cataloging standards including but not limited to the following: Php, XML, MARC, AACR2, RDA, CSS, HTML5. SQL, JavaScript, etc.;
Experience in computing environments including UNIX, Windows, and OS;
Familiarity with developing web interfaces using ADA best practices;
Project management experience;
Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including user studies and usage data analysis;
Additional graduate degree (in any field, but areas in the sciences are highly desirable). 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The successful candidate will undergo a background screen which includes, but is not limited to, criminal, employment, and education verifications.  This position requires that applicants attach an electronic copy of a cover letter and resume that includes contact information for three references. This position also requires applicants submit unofficial or official transcripts. Electronic copies of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Hard copies of unofficial or official transcripts and reference letters must be sent to Human Resources at UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL 35632 or brought to Bibb Graves Hall, Room 217. Transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of "Issued to Student" will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate. For questions, please email or call 256-765-4291. 

Affirmative Action Statement:  UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.

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