Systems and Website Librarian (Assistant Professor) or Systems and Website Specialist (Assistant Pr

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STETSON UNIVERSITY

Position: Systems and Website Librarian (Assistant Professor) or

Systems and Website Specialist (Assistant Professor of Practice)

You have great ideas about libraries and want to help create an exceptional innovative academic library in today’s fast-paced technological learning environment.  You want to support technologies that will engage students and encourage learning.  You want to serve as a role model for students from diverse backgrounds.  You want to work collaboratively with a small team of librarians and staff in a place where you can make a difference.

Stetson University seeks a collaborative and dynamic Systems and Website Librarian/Specialist for a full-time appointment either as a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or as a non-tenure-track faculty member with the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. The ideal candidate understands information management systems and platforms, a wide variety of technologies and software packages, website design and management, and user information retrieval behavior. With the Associate Dean of the Library, and working collaboratively with library staff, this new position will be responsible for the development and implementation of planning and directing library systems improvements and upgrades that will enhance the end-user’s library experience. 


Qualifications:  

Profile 1: Tenure-track Assistant Professor: Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) is required, with experience in information management systems. Second Master’s degree preferred.  Experience with library information systems is preferred.  In addition, the successful tenure-track candidate should have the demonstrated ability or potential to engage in publication and professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements.

Profile 2: Non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice: Master’s degree in a technology-related field such as computer science and/or experience in information management systems is required. Experience with library information systems is preferred.  In addition, the successful non-tenure-track candidate should have the demonstrated ability or potential to engage in University service activities.

All Stetson faculty are expected to contribute to general reference and research services and function well as a member of a collaborative team.  The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in systems implementation and maintenance, including trends in electronic resource management and universal resource management systems; skilled understanding of website design and accessibility; effective communication; interpersonal, organizational, and analytical and assessment skills; ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment.


Responsibilities: 

This position reports to the Associate Dean of the Library.  The Systems and Website Librarian will be expected to give special attention to the following:

  • Provide technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.
  • Manage and support library management systems, platforms, and software.
  • Manage and support ContentDM or other digital repository systems.
  • Support EZproxy or other remote access management system.
  • In consultation with librarians and staff, design and maintain the library’s web presence.
  • Recommend hardware and software to support library services and initiatives and manage installation and maintenance.
  • Use working knowledge of database technologies to store, manipulate, and query structured data.
  • Use programming languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python to enhance information retrieval.

The duPont-Ball Library:

The duPont-Ball Library (http://stetson.edu/library) has a collection of approximately 245,000 print volumes and large collections of electronic journals, databases, and e-books, as well as a collection of scores and recordings in support of the School of Music. The library staff includes 8 library faculty members and 13 support staff.  The library is a member of LYRASIS and uses OCLC’s WMS system. The ongoing library fundraising program has resulted in library endowments totaling almost $5 million.  Librarians are tenure-track faculty members who hold leadership positions on campus committees and are actively engaged in scholarly activities, professional organizations and service.

The University: 

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing.  Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

The Community:

DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Salary:  Salary is competitive.

Starting Date:  Spring 2021

Application:

Applicants should supply a cover letter, a detailed current vita, and supply the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All information may be submitted electronically to Susan Ryan, Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies, at [email protected]. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
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Salary: competitive

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