Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Job Announcement: Information Technology Librarian

Mantor Library wants you. Yes you. Assuming you've got an MLS and are good with technology, that is. Yesterday I posted this to so many different job sites I lost count, but I figured it was worth a post here, too. Just in case one of our legions of followers is interested. :-) We're looking to fill a new position: Information Technology Librarian. Read on to find out what we're after . . .

Information Technology Librarian

Mantor Library at the University of Maine at Farmington seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented professional to play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of its information technology systems and endeavors. Reporting to the Library Information Services Manager, the Information Technology Librarian’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):  maintaining and troubleshooting library technology, investigating and implementing emerging technologies (including e-resources), assisting with the development and maintenance of the library’s online web presence, and providing technological support for library users and staff. Additionally, as a member of the professional staff, the Information Technology Librarian is part of the Information Literacy Program education team and provides regular reference assistance.

Qualifications:  Required:  The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS and experience or advanced course work in the areas of implementing and maintaining information technology as well as instruction.  Demonstrable training abilities; awareness of current trends and developments in library and information technology; familiarity with Windows operating systems; skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite (and/or demonstrated ability to learn the basics of new programs and technologies quickly); and a willingness to work well with students, staff, and community members regardless of their level of technical expertise are necessary.  The applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team-based environment.  Preferred:  Knowledge of networking and automated library systems (Innovative Interfaces is used at Mantor) and experience in the supervision of student workers and/or other employees are desired. Academic library experience is a plus. 

Salary range for this full time, 12 month, position is:  $35,000 – $40,000, with a full benefits package.

Application:  Applications will be reviewed beginning May 23, 2011.  The position is open until filled.  Desired start date is August 1, 2011 (negotiable). Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:

Bryce Cundick
Mantor Library
116 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Email: bryce.cundick@maine.edu
Phone: 207-778-7224

Application materials may be submitted via email as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format. 

The University and Region:  Established in 1864 as Maine's first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services.  UMF has reorganized its curriculum to enhance opportunities for in-depth study and undergraduate research, and it recently launched its first graduate degree program, an M.S.Ed., in order to meet the needs of practicing teachers in the region.  In 2007 the university opened an exciting new academic facility, a LEED-certified “green” building that houses our programs in education and human services.  This commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including a new Arts Center, which is currently under construction.  UMF, which has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System, has been recognized for high levels of student engagement as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement.  The campus culture has been described as one of “positive restlessness.”   UMF is a founding member of COPLAC, the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes 26 public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education.  The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities.  The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region, which is also noted for its snow, blackflies, and April mud season.  Please check out our home page at:  www.umf.maine.edu.

Diversity:  We are implementing an action plan to provide a deeper understanding of diversity.  Applications are encouraged from women and minorities and others who can help us achieve it.  UMF provides reasonable accommodations in the workplace and in the job application process.  If you need assistance because of a disability, please contact Laurie Gardner, EEO Officer, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938; (207) 778-7272; (207) 778-7000 TDD.  AA/EEO employer.

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