Employment Opportunities
 
 Back to Jobs Page
Type P
Entered 12/1/2017
Company Maryville University of Saint Louis - St. Louis, MO
Position Library Resource Strategist
Close Not Specified
Salary Not Specified
URL https://jobs.maryville.edu/1885
Description
Maryville University, one of the top five fastest growing private higher education institutions, located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, is seeking an innovative and proactive Library Resource Strategist to assist with current and future functions of the Library. This position reports to the Director of the Library within the Division of Student Success. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.

Research and evaluate current library practices in order to delineate future needs in line with campus strategic initiatives
Seek out and implement new workflows to enhance student service on campus and online
Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students via various means to best understand ongoing resource needs
Provide proactive collection development strategy for new and existing academic programs
Evaluate potential applications of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality across academic resource environments
Assist in disseminating information about the library collection and services in multiple formats to diverse audiences
Regularly catalog digital and print material in a blended RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard, while investigating and implementing new standards such as BIBFRAME
Provide consortia-wide quality control of cataloging, including the correction of subject headings and authority information
Represent the University Library in local cataloging initiatives
Process the annual renewal of journal subscriptions, while managing journal information in Sierra, EBSCO holdings, and LibGuides
Communicate with vendors concerning digital and print material and implement trials
Participate in library-wide initiatives such as collection management, assessment, and strategic planning
Through the development of collaborative and cross-functional relationships, help to express the University's core values and their relation to the Library
Serve as library liaison for assigned departments and academic majors across the University
Provide reference, user education, and research services as needed
Supervise the work of student employees as needed
Minimum qualifications:

MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school, or appropriate equivalent
Knowledge of metadata standards and applications, including next generation cataloging standards
Two years of cataloging experience
Superb written and oral communication skills
Exemplary customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information
Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately
Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment
Ability to be adaptable, intuitive, and flexible
Strong sense of initiative; self-starter
Proven ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of integrated library systems, LibGuides, and OPAC software
Academic library experience
Experience working with diverse content and populations
Organizational policy, procedure, and strategy development
Supervisory experience

Work Hours:

40 hours per week. The University Library is open from 7 am - midnight, Monday through Friday and 9 am - 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday. Variable hours as required with the ability to be flexible.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff and termination.