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Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Discovery & Assistant or Associate Professor (1 position)

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Info Acquisition & Organization - 240120
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Libraries are looking for librarians who want to work at a place where colleagues can partner easily across the campus while still enjoying the size and resources of a comprehensive university. Consisting of Roesch Library, Marian Library, and University Archives and Special Collections, the UD Libraries ​form an academic focal point, enriching the intellectual and cultural life at and beyond the University.​ Our faculty and staff are recognized for seamlessly connecting information and services to users, contributing to the educational mission, and preserving the history of the University of Dayton. Roesch Library recently ​underwent a significant renovation designed to meet present and future needs with an emphasis on student preferences, technology, inclusion, and welcome.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional to serve as Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Discovery. Reporting to the Director of Collections Strategies and Services, the successful candidate will manage all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which can include cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution.

- Manages the access points to all electronic resources through the ILS, Discovery Service, link resolver, and database assets within LibGuides.
- Responsible for supervision, training, and guidance of library staff performing electronic resources work (currently 1 FTE).
- Coordinates with other division faculty and staff to develop, implement, and/or maintain electronic resources workflows.
- Continually develops expertise with discovery technologies and monitors, assesses, and relays information about trends and innovations to others.
- Initiates improvements to the design and delivery of electronic resources and integrates new features to provide optimal access.
- Monitors and troubleshoots access problems with electronic resources.
- Collects and analyzes electronic resource holdings and usage statistics for annual reports and collections decisions.
- Serves as the administrator for the locally hosted EZProxy.
- Serves as a member of the OhioLINK E-Resources Implementation Team and communicates and implements consortial changes locally.
- Serves as a member of the University Libraries Website Team and provides input to the usability, coordination and assessment of resources on the website.
- Provides library instruction to a limited number of general education classes.
- Serves as collection liaison to assigned departments.
- Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues.
- Serves on various library, University, and professional committees and teams.

Compensation and Rank
This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate rank. Rank and salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who live outside the region. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as free and discounted admission to many athletic, arts, and scholarly events. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. The anticipated start date of the position is September 1, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Completion of at least 33 credit hours of an ALA-accredited MLS program at the time of application with expected graduation date by August 2021.
- Previous experience managing the life cycle of electronic resources, including related trends and best practices.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service.
In addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, candidates requesting appointment at the rank of associate professor must meet the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion: five or more years of professional library experience; evidence of excellent professional achievement; and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:

We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, however​, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills:

- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Experience working with Sierra ILS, EBSCO Discovery Service or another discovery platform, and EZProxy.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of maintaining access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers, knowledge bases, discovery services, access management platforms.
- Working knowledge of the electronic product market, vendors, publishing issues and trends, and licensing.
- Supervisory or team leadership experience.
- Working knowledge of digital tools, standards, and initiatives, such as SUSHI, Open URL and COUNTER.
- Experience with data analysis, assessment, and reporting.
- Experience providing library instruction and/or reference assistance.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement projects, workflows, and services.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills.
- Successful experience working in a dynamic and changing environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team with faculty, staff, and a growing culturally diverse campus population.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
- Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist educational values.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how the candidate meets each of the required qualifications, any of the preferred qualifications, and include a brief statement of the research area they would like to pursue as they advance toward tenure and/or promotion. Please provide contact information for three references who will be contacted if applicants are selected for an interview. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting will close at 11:55 PM EST on April 28, 2021.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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