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This is a nontenure track Library Faculty position that provides leadership and direction for the management and supervision of the University Libraries’ information systems platforms including, but not limited to, the integrated library system (currently III/Sierra including catalog and OPAC), Springshare/LibGuides/Apps, EZProxy, and the discovery platform (currently EBSCO Discovery Service). Responsibility is exclusive of the institutional repository, UL web interface, and digital commons.
This position is responsible for assuring the maintenance, development, and quality of the underlying bibliographic database and works closely with other faculty and staff to achieve those goals. May exercise supervisory and workflow responsibilities for cataloging personnel as needed and directed. May exercise supervisory and workflow responsibilities for information systems personnel as needed and directed. In as much as the Libraries’ systems underlie nearly all functions, services, and staff work of the Libraries, this position’s purpose is inherently collaborative and collegial in focus, support, and administration of many areas of functionality.
As a member of the University Libraries’ faculty, he/she participates in faculty shared governance, the Collection Development Program and serves as Liaison Librarian to one or more academic department(s). The incumbent may participate in the Libraries’ instruction program. Libraries’ faculty may teach credit classes and are eligible for promotion in rank.
Combining their practical and theoretical knowledge of library practice and the underlying principles with his/her technical expertise, they provide advice and consultation to departments and/or individuals in maximizing the use of the ILS to accomplish the work of the University Libraries. The Systems Librarian is a faculty member in the Information Access Services (IAS) Department and participates fully in the programs and services of that department including the maintenance and support of appropriate services. They participate in planning and determining strategic directions for the IAS Department.
The specific duties, tasks, and responsibilities of this position are subject to change as technology advances and the needs and interests of the University Libraries, and the University of Memphis evolve over time.


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Full-Time: Benefits Eligible

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