Monday, November 7, 2016

Santa Barbra - Westmont College - Roger J. Voskuyl Library - Electronic Resource Librarian - Full Time

Position Summary:
  • Designs, maintains, manages, and assesses the Library’s online presence including the Library website and LibGuides, and maintains the remote and on-campus access to all electronic resources.
  • This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic and cocurricular departments.

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent; personal affirmation of the Christian mission of Westmont College and the Community Life Statement and adherence to its behavioral expectations; some experience in web design and management of electronic resources and online library systems helpful but not required (familiarity with OCLC’s WMS preferred); ability to learn and adapt to new technologies; working knowledge of or willingness to learn HTML, CSS, OpenURL resolvers, EZProxy, and discovery tools; detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects. Experience providing reference services, information literacy instruction, and collection development in a library setting desirable but not required. Also requires: strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team environment; available to work evening and weekend hours as required; awareness of assessment trends in academic libraries highly desirable.

Essential Duties:

Web Services
  • Designs, develops, and coordinates the Library’s online presence using current content management systems and web design tools, promoting current practices of usability and design.
  • Maintains and enhances the Library website and oversee implementation of LibGuides.
  • Manages the implementation and maintenance of electronic resources, acting as a point person for set up and access.
  • Maintains library specific software (including OCLC’s WMS and Knowledge Base, ContentDm, Clio, etc.) and supports library staff in its use.
  • Serves as troubleshooter for all library systems and electronic resources (WMS, ContentDM, Clio, EBSCOhost EJS, etc.).
  • Compiles and maintains library-wide statistics, including running reports on e-resource usage.
  • Oversees assessment of the Library’s electronic presence on the web.

  • Serves as a member of the liaison team to provide subject specific instruction, collection development, and research services to meet the needs of students, staff, and faculty in assigned academic and co-curricular departments.
  • Promotes Library resources and services to assigned academic and co-curricular departments.
  • Provides research service initiatives including e-mail, chat, and in-person research assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the Library and beyond.
  • Serves as collection development coordinator for assigned liaison areas.
  • Provides instruction and research consultations for students, staff, and faculty in liaison departments. Provides course-integrated information literacy instruction.
  • Develops print and online research guides for assigned academic and co-curricular departments.
  • Serves on Library, College and/or professional organization committees.
  • Attends workshops, continuing education programs, library conferences and other professional development opportunities.
Expectations for workplace demeanor include but are not limited to:
  • working collaboratively and harmoniously with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas and resources willingly, constructively and positively; listening to and objectively and respectfully considering the ideas and perspectives of others; readily admitting and correcting personal mistakes; meeting commitments; keeping your supervisor and others who may be affected informed about work progress; addressing problems willingly and constructively to discover practical and lasting solutions acceptable to all parties; working promptly toward reconciliation and forgiveness during conflict; respecting the diversity of our community in words and deeds.
  • Westmont expects employees to avail themselves wherever necessary, demonstrating flexibility and openness to new requests and responsibilities in order to foster an environment of collaboration.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: 
  • Director, Library and Information Services

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