Information Technology Librarian

Job description

Position Title::

Information Technology Librarian

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Library Services

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The primary mission of the library is to support the university in its research, organization and interpretation of information resources. The library selects, acquires, and organizes materials to meet the instructional and research needs of faculty and students. In addition, the library is responsible for housing materials in a manner that ensures ease of access; employing appropriate tools of technology for storage and retrieval of information; assisting users in the understanding of library resources; identifying and locating information and utilization of library resources.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Information Technology Librarian plans, coordinates, implements, maintains, supports, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems to provide innovative library services and ensure access to the library’s extensive range of online information resources and digital collections. This position also supports library staff and local and remote library users in the use of existing information technology as well as the adoption of new and emerging technology. The Information Technology Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Provide ongoing support for a variety of library systems, including the integrated library system, archives management system, proxy server, link resolver, interlibrary loan management system, and other web-based applications.
•Administer the libraries’ website, integrated library system, currently WMS, including overall system administration, desktop support, and other library services.
•Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of existing technology as well as new information technology related services deployed.
•Oversee library wide software installations and configuration.
•Delegate tasks and project assignments to support staff member, student assistants and monitor the resolution of all support issues. Research, recommend, and expedite equipment and software purchases.
•Pursue ongoing professional development and contribute to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities.
•Communicate with library staff on technology-related issues. Provide regular updates on the status of ongoing projects and resolution of technology issues. Assist faculty, staff, and students in resolving issues related to access to library technology and remotely accessible resources. Communicate with Information Technology and Telecommunications on campus wide issues impacting library technology.
•Address desktop support issues submitted by library staff as well as ITTS, faculty, staff, and students in a prompt, efficient, and responsive manner.
•Some evening and weekend work required on a rotating basis.
•Other Duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

A MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree is required.

A minimum of one year of directly relevant professional experience working with information technology and academic library systems required.

Preferred Qualifications::

•Bachelor’s degree in information technology management, computer science, or relevant combination of education and experience
•Working knowledge of library, communication, and web standards such as MARC, OpenURL and link resolvers, proxy systems, and relevant library applications
•Experience supporting and maintaining library automated systems, institutional repositories, and archival management systems including but not limited to such systems as WMS, ILLiad, and Digital Commons
•Experience working with content management systems and discovery tools such as LibGuide, EDS, Journal Finder
•Two years of experience in desktop support and software installation and maintenance

Special Instructions to Applicants::

For priority consideration, please apply by November 30, 2020.

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 2/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time