Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University

Digital Services Librarian

United States

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Digital Services Librarian

Category: Staff Positions Subscribe: Department: Academic Affairs-Library Services Locations: Louisville, KY Posted: May 11, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Exempt Position ID: 162308


About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of approximately 3,200 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 387 Colleges and is recognized as a top U.S. university in rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 25 U.S. cities for best work-life balance, while workplace insights platform named Louisville one of the top five U.S. cities for happy employees. Glassdoor recently recognized Louisville as one of the top 15 cities for jobs, based on hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Deeply embedded in the heart of Louisville, Bellarmine is an engaged partner expanding learning opportunities, enhancing career networks and economic growth, and advancing equity and quality of life for its neighboring communities. By connecting the campus, the community, and the curriculum through engaged scholarship and action, we enhance social and civic engagement, including faculty, staff, and student-led, asset-based initiatives.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Job Description:

Bellarmine University Library seeks a service-oriented Digital Services Librarian to manage, promote, document, and troubleshoot the library's digital resources and systems. The Digital Services Librarian will be primarily responsible for the management of the library website, discovery system, proxy server and social media. This position will also provide research consultations and reference service, including some night and weekend shifts.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administer and maintain the library's website, Springshare LibApps, EZProxy, & WMS Discovery Service. Ensure that systems remain available and interoperable.
  • Collaborate with librarians and staff as necessary to support and troubleshoot other library resources, including Digital Commons (BEPress Institutional Repository).
  • Participate in the normal activities of all librarians, including but not limited to reference work, including weekend and evening rotations, information literacy instruction, and liaison outreach to academic departments.
  • Work in conjunction with other librarians to create online educational resources, videos/tutorials, etc. and make those resources and materials accessible to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Develop workflows, best practices, and documentation to manage library systems and electronic resources.
  • Work in collaboration with library staff, faculty, and students to develop, implement and assess policies, practices, and technologies designed to enhance library resources and services for discovery and sharing.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Library, Information Technology Services, and across campus on library systems and services.
  • Advise, train, and teach staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to customer service, information literacy, and support of the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong collaborative skills and user-centered focus.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library.
  • Working knowledge of common software applications and the ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical users.
  • Recent experience or course work in information literacy, instruction, and research services indicating an ability to instruct students (in person & online) in the use of library resources and services.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekend and evening hours.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, open-URL link resolvers, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience working with electronic resources in an academic library setting.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, XML and other web standards.
  • Experience providing reference services in person and virtually.
  • Experience teaching information literacy.
  • Experience with library instruction design and assessment.
  • Background in Health Sciences or Business.
  • Additional Information:

    Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

    Bellarmine University strongly recommends all students, faculty, and staff stay up to date on their Covid-19 vaccination. For guidance on whether you are considered up to date on your vaccinations, please visit the CDC site.

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    Job details


    Digital Services Librarian


    Bellarmine University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science

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