Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world.
Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and user experiences.
Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors.
Administers and maintains the integrated library system, electronic resources access, and discovery platform. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards.
Manages library systems and platforms, often in conjunction with the university’s Information Technology division and serves as the liaison with the division.
Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors.
In collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian, administers the Springshare platform and tools, including the library’s website.
Adapts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models.
Works collaboratively with others, within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
Provides library systems support to library colleagues. Understands and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
Serves as subject liaison to academic departments.
Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.
Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library.
Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of library systems platforms, applications, and current library-related hardware and software.
Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
Experience managing EZProxy or other access authentication systems.
Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and effectively in a team setting.
Familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices.
Engage in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and University-wide committees to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.
Second Master degree in a related discipline (second master degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Understanding of networking, including cloud-based server technology.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 15203
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.