Location: Batavia, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Jun 12 2019 Job Description:
The Systems & Electronic Services Librarian is an integral member of the library service team with responsibility for managing electronic resources, including an integrated library system, technical support, training, and website management. Provides leadership in investigating and implementing new information technologies.
Manages, configures and maintains the library's electronic resources, on and off campus, including electronic databases, remote patron authentication software and system (proxy), OpenURL link resolver software, and other applications.
Develops, implements, enhances, and assesses integrated library system in collaboration with the LSP Administrator and cataloger.
Assists in evaluation, selection, and promotion of electronic resources and systems.
Configures and administers software to support interlibrary loan operations, and serves as IDS Project liaison.
Serves as liaison with Computer Services staff.
Maintains and collaboratively develops library website.
In collaboration with Computer Services, supports library electronic equipment, such as PC workstations, laptops, printers, scanners, electronic classroom management system equipment, etc. Troubleshoots and performs maintenance as necessary.
Serves as technical liaison to library vendors.
Monitors technical trends and promotes knowledge of new information technologies, including equipment, software, and electronic resources.
Trains and supports library staff in use of electronic resources and software.
Works with Reference Services Librarian and provides technical support for electronic reference services.
Collaborates with Instructional Services Librarian and provides technical support for library instruction program, including instruction to online learners.
Performs occasional reference service, which may include evenings and weekends.
Exercises leadership and project management duties as assigned.
Provides input to budget preparation.
Maintains and generates reports and statistics.
Assists in long range planning, policy, and procedure development.
Provides input to staff evaluation as appropriate to supervisory relationships.
Actively pursues professional growth and development.
Represents library and college at appropriate meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program required.
Post-MLS experience in an academic library preferred. Experience with integrated library systems (Ex Libris preferred); management of electronic resources, website design, and maintenance of computer hardware preferred. Familiarity with remote patron authentication (proxy) and interlibrary loan software desirable.
Special Skills or Requirements
High level of demonstrated technical competence with current information technologies.
Knowledge of and/or experience with emerging library and instructional technologies, such as open access and open education resources, virtual services, and online learning.
Strong analytical/problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects and functions.
Demonstrated understanding of client/server environment, and experience with software applications needed to administer library management systems.
Knowledge of web Content Management Systems (Mura preferred), familiarity with web accessibility standards, and User Experience (UX) testing preferred.
Experience with Blackboard or other course management system(s) preferred.
Proficiency in using MS Office software, including Excel, Access, and Word.
Knowledge of cataloging principles and practices, including USMARC and LCSH, preferred.
Reference experience preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Proactive pursuit of and commitment to best practices and innovation in library services.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment that promotes continuous assessment and continuous improvement.
Must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and work with diverse student, faculty, staff, and community clientele.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching and learning, a positive attitude and a willingness to embrace technology. This person will strive to create and maintain personal connections with students and the college community. They must be a friendly, enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic who contributes to GCC's supportive community, dedicated to effective innovative strategies for student success.
Genesee Community College is a student-centered collegiate community that annually serves more than 6,000 students with 70 academic degrees and certificates, and seven campus locations in Western New York. Genesee Community College is a committed to providing the educational experiences which promote intellectual and social growth, workforce and economic development and global citizenship. Additional information about GCC is available at www.genesee.edu.