Systems &Discovery Librarian
Mount Holyoke College

Job Order #: 19883411

South Hadley, MA 01075

Full Time

37.5 hours per week

POSTED 11/3/2023

EXPIRES 12/4/2023

Job Description

Systems & Discovery Librarian
Position Type: Staff Full-Time (Hybrid)
Hours per week: 37.5  
Weeks per year: 52
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5; occasional nights and/or weekends as needed.
Annual salary: $62,000-$63,000

Department Summary & Job Purpose:
Mount Holyoke College?s Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) Division empowers a diverse and inclusive learning community equipping every person to purposefully engage the world. We connect people with the information, expertise, spaces, and technologies that enhance their work and fuel scholarly endeavor. Mount Holyoke College is part of the Five Colleges, Inc. Consortium along with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Reporting to the Head of Discovery Services, the Systems and Discovery Librarian will join a collaborative team that connects the Mount Holyoke Community to the many information resources available to them virtually and in person. As a member of the Discovery Services department within Discovery & Access (DnA), this person works to maximize best possible cross-system functionality, partnering with colleagues to optimize all aspects regarding the discovery of and access to electronic and physical resources. In close collaboration with others in LITS and across the Five Colleges, the Systems and Discovery Librarian guides and directs the management and integration of the Library?s suite of discovery and digital access platforms with remote access & authentication systems. This person strives for optimal systems? integration in support of exposing the broadest range of information resources to our users with the overarching goal of providing seamless, user-friendly library services within the Five Colleges environment.

Each member of the Discovery Services department actively promotes the commitment of the College and LITS to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by implementing best practices in the maintenance of and in providing access to the Libraries? materials and resources.

The Systems and Discovery Librarian will join LITS and the Five Colleges Libraries during our second year fully live using the open source library services platform FOLIO, hosted by EBSCO. The consortial undertaking offers us a unique opportunity for collaboration with our Five Colleges colleagues as we continue to evolve workflows, refine, and imagine the possibilities of our single tenant FOLIO instance together.

Background Checks:
At Mount Holyoke College, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our community members. To ensure this, we require all new hires, affiliates, and others to undergo comprehensive background checks before joining our institution. Our Office of Human Resources manages and conducts these checks, including screenings for CORI, SORI, credit history, and driver credentials. Additionally, the Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management works to coordinate and facilitate these checks in accordance with our policies.

Special Instructions for Applicants
Apply online; application materials must include:
1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
3. A portfolio of five projects showcasing your skills (as a single pdf)
4. Contact information for three professional references

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Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, 2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. For a complete job description and how to apply visit:


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