Digital Services and Instruction Librarian

Hiram College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Hiram College is seeking candidates for the position of Digital Services and Instruction Librarian. Hiram College is a private liberal arts institution located in northeast Ohio.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and through Online@Hiram.

The Digital Services and Instruction Librarian provides leadership in technology, instruction, and reference services for the Hiram College Library and its users. The position reports directly to the Director of the Library. Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following*:

• Manage and maintain the library’s website using a Content Management System
• Coordinate all aspects of Electronic Resource Management including:
o Subscription services
o Maintain statistics and provide relevant reports
o Implement and maintain the discovery service (EDS-EBSCO Discovery Service)
and authentication software (EZproxy) to ensure that resources are available
• Serve as a liaison to academic programs and/or schools by supporting collection development, instruction in information literacy, and maintaining faculty contacts
• Provide proactive technology solutions for the library including enhancing access, modifying resources, and improving user experience
• Develop and maintain positive relationships and open communications with the campus and surrounding community to further the library’s strategic directions and goals in conjunction with the Library Director and other library staff
• Participate in professional, library, and college service and engagement activities as appropriate
• Represent the library on appropriate committees in the OhioLINK and OPAL consortia
• Other duties as assigned

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

• Master’s Degree (MLS, MLIS, or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited university is required
• One to three years of professional experience in a library setting is preferred
• Experience working with integrated library system software, especially Sierra, is preferred
• Prefer experience with LibGuides or another web content management system
• Experience working with implementation and maintenance of a discovery service (e.g. EDS-EBSCO Discovery Service or similar), proxy software, and OpenURL resolvers is preferred
• Familiarity with Moodle or another LMS is preferred
• Ability to interact effectively and work productively with a diverse community
• Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing
• Ability to plan, implement, market, and assess the library’s information literacy and instruction initiatives
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Application Process

Please apply directly via

Include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with their names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Excellence through Diversity!


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