Systems and Discovery Librarian

University of Georgia, University Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Systems and Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate will provide support for library systems to enhance users’ ability to identify, retrieve, and use library resources. This faculty Librarian position reports to the Director of Discovery and Digital Services; participates in professional activity; and serves on library, university, and statewide committees. Discovery and Digital Services is a new unit within the UGA Libraries recently formed as a result of our organizational assessment work. The position will supervise a design team of at least 3 people dedicated to exploring and implementing user-centered library systems and applications, including the Libraries’ web presence, archival discovery, and IR platform. This role will manage and support the Library Management System (FOLIO), facilitating import, export, and interoperability of metadata in library systems; guiding the creative integration of the library system with the Library’s website and other systems; Collaborating with the Library IT, campus technology departments, staff, librarians, and teaching faculty to design, promote, and improve online access and integration of library resources and collections; Initiating both the implementation and the awareness of new features that enhance user success in finding and using library content; Serving on Library, campus, regional, and national organizations and initiatives.

The UGA Libraries’ participates in statewide partnerships and consortia efforts, such as the GALILEO initiative and GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL). GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription only information. GALILEO includes more than 3000 institutions; among them are the universities and colleges of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia along with Georgia K-12 schools, public libraries and some private higher education and K12 institutions. GALILEO programs include the statewide research portal, the Digital Library of Georgia, Affordable Learning Georgia, GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL), and other related projects. GIL offers a gateway to information resources held in the University System of Georgia (USG) libraries by managing and supporting the consortia LSP.

UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays. This position may be subject to telework. Minimum annual salary for this position begins at $78,000. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members working on 12-month contracts.

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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