Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian (Assistant Professor of Library Services)

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$50,000.00 - $55,000.00
May 21, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University mission is to establish CSU Pueblo as the people’s university of the southwest United States by 2028. Our success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse population, and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
The Colorado State University Pueblo Library actively develops and empowers the campus community by integrating information literacy across the curriculum and providing collections, spaces, and services that facilitate learning, research, and innovation for a diverse and inclusive community. The Library actively collaborates with Information Technology Services (IT), tutoring services, and other units to provide integrated academic support for students.


 Description of Job: As an integral member of the team coordinating the Learning Innovation Center (LINC), this position promotes library emerging technology and innovation in support of the teaching, learning, and research needs of CSU Pueblo students, faculty, and staff. He or she provides leadership in planning and implementing technology solutions in support of library and LINC initiatives, collaborating with Information Technology (IT) staff to support faculty and student use of educational technologies, and providing professional development for faculty. This person also collaborates with library faculty and staff, campus IT staff, and Colorado State University Fort Collins library staff to manage CSU Pueblo’s instances of library enterprise applications. This position ensures that the Library employs appropriate technology solutions to support student success and facilitate teaching, learning, and research. This person will collaborate across units to align systems and technologies related to Library strategic initiatives with overall campus and CSU system goals, initiatives, and practices.
Primary Duties

Provides leadership related to Library technology:
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards. 
  • Promotes effective use of technology in the learning environment through collaboration with faculty
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • Advises, trains, and supports staff, faculty, and students in the use of established and emerging library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues. 
  • Designs and leads professional development workshops.
  • Works collaboratively with others, within the library on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects. 
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Performs general librarian duties as assigned.
  • Supervises and trains library student employees as assigned.
Collaborates with CSU Pueblo IT staff and CSU Fort Collins Library and IT staff to:
  • Serve as system administrator for CSU Pueblo’s instances of library enterprise applications, including but not limited to: 
    • the integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma) and discovery layer (Ex Libris Primo); 
    • hosted digital collections platforms (Archon, DSpace, Content DM); 
    • electronic resource authentication (EZProxy); 
    • hosted publishing platforms (Open Journal Systems, PressBooks), and 
    • library web applications (SpringShare suite)
  • Ensure interoperability between systems
  • Adapt technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Maintain security and access control of library systems
  • Create and maintain written procedures and process workflows for library information systems 
  • Employ formal project management methodologies to create, revise, and implement solutions that improve services
  • Maintain relationships with technology vendors, online service providers, and information technology units and leaders on campus
Performs sustained inquiry into one’s discipline leading to practical application within the library as well as research resulting in published or presented scholarly output.

Serves the library, the university, and the profession through active membership on boards, committees, & panels.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Library Science (M.L.S. or equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Educational Technology or related field.
  • Demonstrated successful experience providing training and coaching for technology users.
  • Working knowledge of a programming/scripting language. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in a relevant technological field.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience managing an enterprise library system used for search, discovery, access and delivery services.
  • Experience at a regional comprehensive university.
  • Experience at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above or an application not completed in its entirety will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, June 21, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or 
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety. 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.