In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Systems Librarian Administer the library’s website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.Monitor best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs. Provide consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation and general technology support.Serve as the technical lead for the library’s institutional repository project, overseeing the selection, deployment, integration, and administration of a variety of systems to serve library goals in this area.Collaborate with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.Participate in the library’s reference and instructional services programs.Participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees. Setting up, maintaining, and optimizing access to e-resources.
State Job Title: Assistant/Associate Librarian
Job Code: HAL400/HAL300
FLSA Status: Exempt
Funding: State (7115-0100)
Bargaining Unit: MSCA
Job Type: Permanent, Tenure Track
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: General supervision by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director.
Supervision Exercised: May direct the work of student employees for specified and limited projects.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
General Statement of Duties: The Systems Librarian administers, develops and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
- ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.
- Experience working with integrated library systems.
- Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
- Understanding of project management principles and practices.
- Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.
- Experience providing instruction and reference services.
- Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting.
- Experience managing integrated library systems.
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three references*
- Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
*Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the Reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
A review of applications will begin on April 1. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Location/Region: Westfield, MA