Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Systems Librarian in the George A. Spiva Library. Candidates should be innovative and service-oriented professionals and provide leadership and direction for systems; collaborate with library coworkers and campus faculty and staff to ensure electronic access to library e-resources and services; ensure databases and e-resource integrity; manage, support and ensure integrity of the library’s shared integrated library system (Sierra); manage and support electronic resource management system (Intota); manage and support SpringShare platforms (LibAnswers, LibApps, LibCal, LibGuides, LibWizard); reviews and recommends new workflows as technologies change. Hire, train, superise and evaluate student employees in Emerging Technologies and Systems Department. Train library staff (students employees, library staff and faculty) in new technologies and e-resources. Compiles statistical data, and works with MOBIUS personnel to comply with consortial standards. Uses metadata and specialized software, including Innovative Interfaces Inc. software and Summon, to incorporate content.
An earned MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of two years professional library experience. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Apply on-line at www.mssu.edu/jobs. Submit a letter of application, contact information for three references, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and current vitae. Position is open till filled. For best consideration, please submit applications by November 1, 2019.
Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued.
Employment will require a background check. MSSU is an E-verify participating employer. EOE/AA
MLS/MLIS degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
Minimum two years library experience.
Website development or administration experience.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Strong customer service skills; demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to professional development.
Ability to meet library and university tenure standards for job performance, service and scholarship.
Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
Academic library experience.
ILS administration and training experience, preferably Innovative Interfaces.
Experience working within a consortium.
Experience with web-scale discovery and metasearch technologies.
Experience managing EZProxy client-based server and networking, including cloud-based technology.
Knowledge of and/or use of Content Management Systems, preferably OmniUpdate.
Knowledge of and/or use of Learning Management Systems, preferably BlackBoard.
Experience using SpringShare products – LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, RefAnalytics.
Experience creating streaming video tutorials.
Successful supervisory experience of student workers.
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About Missouri Southern State University
Located in Joplin, Missouri, MSSU is a four-year liberal arts institution serving approximately 6,000 students in more than 140 academic programs. Expanding graduate and undergraduate programs provide faculty with rich opportunities for service and scholarship. Internationally focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region.