St.  Catherine University

Systems & Digital Services Librarian

Location
Minnesota
Posted
Jun 14, 2022
Closes
Jul 17, 2022
Ref
20220322-STAFF
Category
Education
Employment Status
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Systems & Digital Services Librarian
Division
Academic Affairs
Department/Office
Library and Media Services

Position Summary Information

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St. Catherine University and the Library and Archives Department invite applications for a Systems and Digital Services Librarian.

Our Library and Archives Department cares about our student population and works hard to ensure that we design our services for their needs. Our team is collaborative and enjoys working together to support our students! The Systems and Digital Services Librarian seeks to improve access, functionality, and integration of online and digital resources to enable the Library and Archives to harness new features and technologies that enhance user success in discovering and using library and archives content. Responsibilities include:

  • Configure, develop and sustain the ILS and discovery services and ensure ILS integrates with university systems and represents best practice for user accessibility.
  • Balance the needs of our users with the technical specifications of system workflows to provide optimal service for a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to increase the discovery and access of underrepresented voices in library systems.
  • Initiate collaborative relationships with on and off-campus partners to ensure seamless user experiences and to troubleshoot and resolve access and other library systems-related issues.
  • Maintain, evaluate and develop the Library and Archives' web presence, investigating and planning for interoperability between different digital services.
  • Lead the development of strategies to improve collections by designing and implementing solutions that integrate existing tools with new technologies and approaches.
  • Administer and support the Integrated Library System ( ILS ) and related discovery layer.
  • Support and help evaluate digital library services, including institutional repository and digital asset management systems
  • Gather, report, and analyze statistics and data from the system to inform decision-making related to services, collections and workflows.
  • Stay abreast of issues related to the integration of existing technologies; emerging areas of librarianship; and new technologies and their potential to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources.
  • Represent St. Catherine University at local and national user groups, and consortium as system administrator for further professional and functional development of ILS in the Library and Archives.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures to ensure optimal operation and management of systems at the local and consortia level.
  • Design, develop, and maintain Library and Archives website and web services.
  • Assess usability of the website using various techniques and measurements/analytics.


St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of professional library experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting, and assessing library discovery systems, databases, access systems, and authentication systems.
  • Experience maintaining and customizing web platforms, including content creation, including knowledge of HTML , CSS .
  • Knowledge of systems integration using APIs, Web services, and other technologies
  • Demonstrated ability of good project management skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of professional library experience with Alma/ Primo
  • Working knowledge of XML and XSL
  • Alma and Primo certification
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript or other scripting language
  • Experience implementing APIs
  • Familiarity with Drupal Content Management System
  • Experience creating and interpreting analytical reports
  • Understanding of authentication systems common to libraries
  • Experience of presentations or workshops as a professional librarian
  • Awareness of the information needs and information-seeking habits of college students and faculty


We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent ?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Primo and Alma certification are preferred for this position. However, these certifications are available to achieve through online courses that could be provided to a new hire. Do you currently hold either Primo or Alma certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
    • I have read and understand the requirement.
  5. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  7. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
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    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
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    • Minority Jobs
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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