Discovery & Systems Development Librarian -- Southern Methodist University -- Dallas, TX

Discovery & Systems Development Librarian - (CEN00000019)
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Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Summary:
SMU Libraries seeks to hire a librarian who shares our values of a diverse and equitable workplace based on teamwork with a proactive and positive approach in all that we do.

The Discovery and Systems Development Librarian collaborates with library staff in the seven SMU Libraries and with other campus stakeholders to develop, enhance and support SMU Libraries' discovery and content access systems and services. Through iterative evaluation, assessment, and usability testing of library systems, websites, and applications, the incumbent leads systems usability efforts and adapts new and existing web tools to improve the user experience with SMU Libraries' discovery and content access applications and other online services/platforms. This developer works to enhance SMU Libraries' enterprise systems and optimizes integration with third-party systems and applications in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows needed by SMU's diverse community of library users. This individual provides technical expertise for the development, integration, and support of library systems, websites, and applications.

Essential Functions:
Provide technical expertise needed for the development, integration, and support of a wide array of user-facing library systems and applications including PrimoVE, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, bepress, EZProxy, and SpringShare applications (LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibCal, LibWizard, LibInsight).

Lead usability efforts by analyzing, designing, and implementing library websites and library systems user interfaces.

Assist in the maintenance and administration of library systems and integrated applications.
Participate in the development and assessment of a broad range of library technology initiatives and plans.

Education and Experience:
A Master's degree in Library Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program is required.

Two years of professional work experience providing support for an integrated library system is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation. Also, candidate should be an effective problem-solver, possess strong organizational and planning and project management skills. Attention to detail is a must. Candidate must demonstrate good understanding of library services related to resource discovery and management, including discovery tools, link resolvers, interlibrary loan, and integrated library systems.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of web application development and current web technologies with a broad knowledge of metadata standards. Good time management skills and the ability to work creatively and collaboratively both as a team member and independently are required. Candidate is required to have a working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as HTML / CSS, XML, XSLT, Java, and/or JavaScript.

Candidates with experience supporting a discovery system such as Ex Libris’s PrimoVE and experience with content management systems such as SiteCore, Drupal and/or Wordpress are preferred. Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is preferred.

Alma and PrimoVE certification are required (or must be obtained within first year of employment).

Physical/Environmental Demands:
This position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time.

Deadline to Apply:
This position is open until filled.
Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by December 9, 2019.

EEO Statement:
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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