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Associate Librarian: Head of Electronic & Access Services - Molloy College

Posted on October 28, 2019

Description

The James E. Tobin Library at Molloy College is seeking an energetic, service-oriented and collaborative professional to be the technical lead for its electronic/digital resource initiatives and access services teams. The ideal candidate will also have experience in web/UX design as well as knowledge regarding current accessibility standards. The position entails oversight of electronic resource and access services staff and their related tools and technologies, including webmaster responsibilities over the library’s website. As a member of the library’s full-time professional staff, reference, instruction and collection development/liaison duties are also an expectation of the job.

Responsibilities

• Oversight of electronic resources and access services areas

• Acts in the capacity of the library’s technology lead

• Experience with web design and development using HTML, CSS and scripting languages in order to maintain the library website and its associated interfaces

• Adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library’s online platforms and interfaces

• Lead and/or participate in processes for usability testing, analytics analysis and assessments of the library’s virtual space

• Oversee the implementation of consistent web accessibility/ADA standards

• Serve as primary point of contact for investigating and resolving web-based problems

• Manage interface customizations and the integration of commercial e.g., Ex Libris, Springhare and open source library applications e.g., VuFind, CORAL

• Continuously monitor and improve the library website’s architecture and integration of web-based services into institutional systems

• Perform reference shifts as scheduled

• Provide Information Literacy instruction (either classroom or one-on-one) as assigned

• Other library-related duties as assigned e.g., liaison duties and committee work

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school required as well as a second Masters

• A minimum of five years of experience within an academic library setting

• Demonstrated supervisory and training experience

• Experience with HTML and CSS, with working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as JavaScript and PHP.

• Understanding of library services and technologies, as well as information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment

• UX experience with measuring and monitoring how users respond to libraries’ digital services and physical spaces, ensuring a commitment to user-centered library services

• Demonstrated experience using google analytics and other metrics tool in order to assess and improve patron experience via analytics and usability testing

• Strong proficiency and trouble-shooting capabilities with web technologies

• Strong commitment to the user’s physical and online experience; ability to work with a diverse patron population

• Strong project management skills

• Advanced bibliographic searching skills, including extensive knowledge of academic databases, ejournal and ebook platforms

• Ability to work effectively and creatively in a rapidly changing library and college environment

• Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader

Preferred Skills and Experience

• Experience with API’s and how they integrate into various library products e.g., libapps, LMS, digital repositories, discovery systems etc.

• Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), as well version control tools such as GIT

• Experience with Voyager ILS, Summon, SerialsSolutions, ILLiad, ARES, Springshare products (e.g., LibGuides, LibCal) and Canvas

• Experience in AngularJS, Bootstrap and responsive web design

Location

Rockville Centre, New York, USA

URL

https://www.molloy.edu/about-molloy-college/human-resources/careers-at-molloy

To Apply

Email resume and cover letter to [email protected] or mail to:

Office of Human Resources, Molloy College 1000 Hempstead Ave. Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.