Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for systems and discovery librarian to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.
The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the Library and Knowledge Commons discovery services, strategies and systems. The librarian designs, implements, and assesses (metadata-reliant) processes and other knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all formats and fosters student access to academic services in the Knowledge Commons. This position coordinates library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help users access collections and services; and leverages relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery in digital and physical realm. The librarian leads the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the library’s various systems and search tools, including the library catalog, discovery layer, library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository and other digital delivery platforms.
The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the implementation and management of the library's digital asset management systems; oversees the collaborative development of Five College Compass: Digital Collections project; and provides oversight to the technical services departments by performing and supervising metadata creation for all formats, including archival collections. The librarian negotiates with vendors for serial, monograph, and electronic resources acquisitions and licensing. In addition, the systems and discovery librarian oversees systems for archival documentation, and facilitates streamlined and consolidated access to collections, working collaboratively with access services, media services, and research librarians.
The systems and discovery librarian must have a strong user focus, possessing the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team, with a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. A commitment to working with and supporting access by people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 714
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.