Maryville University of St. Louis is looking for a Digital Resource Coach to provide reference and research service to library patrons in support of University values. The ideal candidate will provide quick, correct, and professional answers for basic to advanced inquiries using primarily online resources including databases, eBooks and OER materials. This individual will effectively and courteously help patrons select, locate and obtain materials and serve as an active member of the library team in strategic planning and programming efforts with focus on the future of modern academic library technology, services and spaces. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff and students.
Serve as primary liaison to the College of Health Professions for research and reference support in person, by phone and online
Provide general reference support across all other academic areas in person, by phone and online
Create, deliver, and assess content for active learning focused classroom library instruction and workshops for students, staff and faculty
Participate in planning for the future of library services in preparation for a building expansion and re-branding
Maintain current knowledge of innovations and best practices in higher education, librarianship, and emerging technologies including AR, VR, MR and machine learning through professional literature and conferences
Assist with resource evaluation as needed
Perform other duties as assigned
MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school, or appropriate equivalent
Knowledge of current library information management systems and their uses including Sierra, ILLiad, and LibGuides
Knowledge of current academic reference and research support philosophy and practice
Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in higher education, librarianship, and emerging technologies including AR, VR, MR and machine learning through professional literature and conferences
Superb written and oral communication skills to convey information and represent the library in a positive light.
Ability to provide library instruction and support in-person and online using best practices for active learning, teaching, and information literacy
Informal or formal experience teaching, training, or instructing, preferably in higher education
Skills in collaborating with faculty, librarians and other university personnel to achieve research and reference skill learning outcomes in demonstrable ways.
Ability to serve as a campus expert on a variety of digital library resources and platforms such as online journals, eBooks, video and audio streaming, OER and integrated use in websites, LibGuides and Canvas LMS.
Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information to multiple audiences
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
Ability to be adaptable, intuitive, and flexible as the library grows and changes
Strong sense of initiative; self-starter
Proven ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse environment such as a university campus
Previous library experience
Ability to navigate various academic databases and learn new databases
Special Instructions to Applicants:
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Job Type: Full-time
Library hours reflect the academic calendar. Regular schedule is 40 hours a week M-F generally 8-5. Occasional weekend or evening hours may be required.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.