Digital Services Librarian
Digital Services Librarian

About State University of New York at Fredonia:
The State University of New York at Fredonia is a comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university located in beautiful Western New York, just minutes from Lake Erie. Founded in 1826, the university is among the most storied in the State University of New York system and is the first in the SUNY system to be awarded the SUNY Shared Governance Award. It is home to a world-renowned School of Music and over 100 degree programs in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, education, mathematics, and business. Fredonia also features cutting-edge programs in the emerging fields of technology, service, and communication and is consistently ranked among the top public, master's granting universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, attractive architecture and grounds, rich campus life, and commitment to student engagement and success. Fredonia is focused on ensuring that all Fredonia students, utilizing knowledge developed through a broad range of intellectual experiences, will be:
• Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge),
• Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
• Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
• Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).

Job Description:
Fredonia's Daniel A. Reed Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and dynamic student-centered Digital Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian, NSN3). This is a full-time,12-month, tenure-track position represented by (UUP) United University Professions beginning 9/1/19.

This librarian partners with academic departments/disciplines and collaborates with other faculty librarians. This position has overall responsibility to provide high-quality digital interfaces that support teaching and learning across campus.

Rewards & Benefits
• Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
• Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
• A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.

Reporting to the Director, the successful candidate will:
• Envision, design, and advance the Library website and other digital services.
• Manage the overall operations, and develop and provide support for the Library's services platform discovery layer (Primo) and related applications and integrations.
• Support the integration of the Library discovery layer (Primo) and other search systems, including electronic resource management in collaboration with the Alma administrator.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director of Research, Outreach, and Assessment to develop and implement an assessment plan for digital interfaces and initiatives.
• Collaborate with the Coordinator of Instructional Initiatives to develop and implement both synchronous and asynchronous support materials.
• Envision and implement instruction and outreach activities focusing on the development and promotion of digital literacy campus-wide.
• Develop, implement, and oversee MakerSpace initiatives.
• Participate in professional development, service, and scholarly activities as outlined in the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees.
• As a member of the library faculty, participation in professional development, service and scholarly activities are required as outlined in the SUNY Policies of the Board of Trustees.
• Participate in reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach activities as assigned.
• Duties include evening and weekend hours on a rotating schedule.
• Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

• Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited program, or the equivalent.
• Experience with emerging technologies
• Proficiency and experience with web design and technologies to deliver information resources and external content.
• Demonstrated commitment to public service with an ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
• Proficiency using a wide array of electronic databases, technological applications, and traditional library resources.
• Working knowledge of a variety of resource description standards, formats, and schemas.
• Knowledge of, commitment to, and experience in advocating for usability principles and user-centered service.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills including the ability to:
o Effectively explain technical concepts in non-technical terms, in writing and verbally,
o Listen with empathy and respect,
o Work collegially with other faculty and staff within the department and across campus.
• Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to:
o Initiate, organize, set, and follow through on priorities, working independently and as part of a team,
o Take responsibility for following up on unresolved issues,
o Manage a complex workload in a timely and effective manner.
• Demonstrated commitment to professionalism within the field of librarianship.
• Availability to work some evening and weekend hours.

• Minimum of 2-3 years experience administering/managing relevant technology in libraries or comparable organizations (such as Primo/Alma).
• Previous library work experience in an academic setting.
• Experience with the Primo/Alma library management system.
• Previous experience providing reference/research assistance and/or library instruction.
• Participation in scholarship and/or service in the field of librarianship.
• Experience in working with Learning Management Systems (such as Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).
• Experience with LibGuides, Drupal, CSS and/or XML.
• Experience with MakerSpace elements such as: using Raspberry Pi, teaching Coding, and 3D printing.
• Familiarity with RDA, Dublin Core, and/or MARC bibliographic and authority formats.

Additional Information:
Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Pursuant to University policy, the University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The University's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Application Instructions:
To apply, please click here.

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by July 19, 2019 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required as part of the application.
• Cover Letter
• Resume/CV
• Philosophy of Librarianship
• Technical writing sample demonstrating your ability to create original asynchronous materials for students.

Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload the additional, required documents.

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Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, 14063