Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
The Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Web and Discovery Librarian.
This position will develop and manage the Hannon Library website, the ExLibris Primo discovery layer, LibGuides, and other library web platforms. An essential aspect of this position is a commitment to improving the web interface and enhancing student success through solid usability, accessibility, and information architecture practices.
In alignment with academic background and library need, this librarian will be assigned subject liaison areas. In this role, the librarian will provide faculty-requested instruction sessions, create research support guides and tutorials, and serve as collection coordinator for these disciplines.
In our efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all students, each librarian may be a Hannon Library liaison to a student group associated with equity, inclusion, and diversity.
Other major responsibilities include providing research guidance at the Research Help Desk, via email, and in one-on-one consultations. The librarian will also participate in library committees and team-based projects. The librarian will be expected to participate in service and scholarly activities commensurate with faculty rank.
The start date is January 4, 2021 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of September 30, 2020.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6.000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The Rogue Valley is also renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.
SOU is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
Successful teaching experience, preferably in an academic or research library.
3 or more years of experience as a reference librarian.
3 or more years of web development experience, preferably in an academic library.
Experience with or coursework applicable to usability testing.
Experience or coursework applicable to managing a discovery system.
ExLibris Primo Back Office certification and experience.
Experience in or coursework applicable to managing an Open URL link resolver service and knowledge base.
Experience in managing proxy server configurations, especially EZProxy.
Experience investigating and addressing electronic resource access issues.
Experience or coursework applicable to creating functional and accessible web forms.
Experience with electronic resource vendor administrative modules.
Proven visual design skills. especially in the web context.
Proficiency with Photoshop or similar image editing software.
Proficiency with Angular JS.
Background in currently needed subject areas such as Native American studies, visual arts, or performing arts.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8540
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.
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