St. Lawrence University invites applications to be our Discovery Services 
Librarian.  The Libraries & Information Technology (LIT) division of St. 
Lawrence University provide resources, services, and facilities in support of 
the university’s educational mission.  The working environment is collaborative 
and cooperative, technologically rich, and extensive in resources and services 
provided.  The Discovery Services Librarian is responsible for planning, 
managing, supporting, and evaluating a range of library systems including but 
not limited to the web discovery platform, Integrated Library System (ILS), and 
other operational activities and initiatives.

Discovery Services Librarian Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and support for all aspects of the implemented web 
discovery platform, ILS, and other related library systems.
Stays current with new technologies as applied to digital library platforms and 
works with appropriate LIT staff to implement upgrades and new technologies.
Works with the Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian regarding 
configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management 
functions within the Library’s ILS.
Works with the Director of Digital Initiatives on technology platforms 
supporting the library and our digital collections. 
Provides support, documentation, and training to other Librarians and staff 
working with component parts of the supported library systems as needed.
Stays current with developments in cataloging, bibliographic description and 
subject analysis, metadata standards.
Works with external vendor support personnel and with colleagues from other 
academic institutions on consortia projects and initiatives.
Evaluates with other librarians the effectiveness and efficiencies of existing 
library platforms/systems in support of desired configuration, layout, and 
design of library web resources.
Participates in instruction and research services to gain further insight into 
users’ practical experience with library discovery tools.

General Library Faculty Responsibilities:

Participates in LIT and Library planning initiatives and in establishing and 
evaluating goals, objectives, and priorities.
Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates any staff that may report to the 
Serves on university-wide committees, task forces, or study groups as desired 
or needed.

Required Qualifications:

An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant 
Experience with managing ILS and discovery platforms.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra).
Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, 
Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest).
Experience working with a CMS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant 
tools for data manipulation.
Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication.
Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a 
small liberal arts college is a plus.

Staff supervisory, training, and development experience (library assistants and 
student workers).

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