This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position with
faculty status. This position is responsible for the administration
and support of library automated and electronic services. The
incumbent will be responsible for research and development of
current and emerging technologies in support of the Sister Mary
Joseph Cunningham Library’s goals and initiatives. The successful
candidate should be highly adaptable to technological change. This
position also works as part of our team of librarians to provide
outstanding reference service and library instruction.
Reports to the Director of Library Services.
Systems and Emerging Technologies
Manage the administration and configuration of the GCU Library
services platform, OCLC Worldshare Management Services.
Manage library web services including: GCU Library Website and
Springshare products (e.g. LibGuides and LibWizard).
Work with the Director of Library Services and librarians to
develop a multi-year plan for information technology and web
services related library projects and digital initiatives.
Work with the Collection Services and Electronic Resources
Librarian to manage, troubleshoot, and test electronic resources
(e.g. platforms for databases, journals, eBooks, etc.) both on and
Manage the EZProxy Authentication Services.
Work with the Office of Information Technology to perform
periodic maintenance and updates to the EZProxy authentication
Act as the library’s liaison with the Office of Information
Technology and other departments/offices as needed.
Research and evaluate emerging technology trends and issues,
and their application in the academic library.
Ensure the day-to-day functioning and smooth operation of
library technology and equipment.
Organize and present regular in-house staff training for new
Serve as the library’s representative on the Instructional
Reference and Library Instruction Responsibilities
Provide reference assistance on a regular schedule, which may
include evening and weekend hours at times.
Participate in the library’s information literacy instruction
program, providing library instruction, both online and
face-to-face, to first year students as well as students in
designated program areas as assigned.
Participate in the development of library policies and
Provide specialized research assistance to faculty and students
in designated areas.
General and Administrative Responsibilities
Participate in university committee service and Faculty
Engage in professional development and other professional
activities as appropriate.
Participate in library-wide planning, budgeting, reporting and
Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion,
justice and service into all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Library
Services to maintain effective library operations.
An MLS, or other master's degree from a program accredited by
the American Library Association or from a program accredited in a
country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s
Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office. Second
masters/advanced degree desirable.
Two or more years of experience, preferably in an academic
library including reference and library instruction