Elon University in North Carolina
|Date Posted||February 10, 2014|
Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Elon University invites applications for the position of Systems Librarian. We seek a librarian who is committed to cross-functional librarianship, interested in working in a collaborative library environment, and eager to engage in the daily life of the university community. This librarian will provide leadership, direction and technical expertise for the library’s technology infrastructure and systems to ensure access to library resources.
Manage the shared integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces Millennium). Advise and consult on all ILS-related matters with library staff in Belk Library and Elon Law Library, and serve as liaison to the ILS vendor.
Coordinate all library-specific technologies, including ContentDM, Anyconnect, EZproxy, Springshare products and RefWorks.
Understand the functional, operational, and service needs of an academic library to develop gateways to access library resources.
Collaborate with colleagues to investigate, recommend, and implement technologies to improve access to library resources. Serve as the library’s primary liaison with Instructional and Campus Technologies in communicating and resolving library technology needs and solutions.
As a faculty librarian, share in weekend and evening reference responsibilities, contribute to library committees and activities, and participate in university governance. Depending on interest and qualifications of applicant, may serve as subject liaison to one or more programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction and the development of course and subject guides.
A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, and/or information science.
Demonstrated ability to manage technical projects within a library setting and knowledge of academic libraries and their patrons.
Experience with and understanding of an integrated library system (III Millennium preferred).
Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn and adopt technologies quickly, and the capacity to anticipate, prevent and solve problems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and a high degree of detail-orientation.
Experience in an academic library providing programming support for the major applications of a library’s online environment.
Proficiency with one or more programming or scripting languages.
The librarian should have a strong patron focus, possess the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as a part of a team, and have a customer service commitment to both patrons and colleagues. This is a 12-month, non-tenured faculty position, which reports directly to the Dean and University Librarian. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
How to apply.
A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted through the online application system https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/2107 by March 14th, 2014.
Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities and one of the nation's top colleges and universities "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
The Elon community is characterized by a strong student-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. The university includes more than 390 full-time faculty members and 5,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other nations. The university has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, N.C. Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs.
The university sends more students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation's "leader in engaged learning" and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 378 "best colleges." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.
Elon's 620-acre campus in North Carolina's Piedmont region is consistently recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.