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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Job Announcement
Access and Discovery Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Access and Discovery Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Metadata Services Department. This position provides leadership and support for a range of services supporting the user discovery and access experience. The Access and Discovery Librarian serves on the Metadata Services Department Management Group and oversees and coordinates the operations of the Access and Discovery Team. This team is responsible for optimizing access and discovery of the Libraries’ collections including databases, datasets, e-journals, and e-books; compiling usage statistics; troubleshooting access problems; and maintaining linking and authentication tools for library resources. The Access and Discovery Librarian supervises 2 FTE staff; oversees staff training and performance evaluations; fosters an environment that supports staff professional development; advocates for resources as needed to position the team for success; and builds and maintains communication channels with both internal and external stakeholders. The Access and Discovery Librarian will participate in the development of FOLIO, a new open-source library services platform. The successful candidate is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
?       Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program.

?       Familiarity with and interest in current issues and trends in access and discovery.
?       Knowledge of current technologies for data collection, manipulation, analysis, and reporting.
?       Commitment to a user-centered approach to access and discovery services.

?       Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

?       Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.

?       Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.

?       Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
?       Experience supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities in an academic or research library.

?       Supervisory experience.

?       Experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures.

?       Experience with harvesting/managing usage data and creating statistical reports.

?       Experience developing and implementing metrics to assess and improve discovery services.

?       Experience with access tools such as 360 Link, EZProxy, LibGuides, Summon, or WorldShare Collection Manager.

?       Knowledge of resource description and electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as RDA, MARC 21, SUSHI, COUNTER, or OpenURL.

?       Knowledge of tools and techniques used in creating, extracting, and transforming metadata.

?       Facility with a programming/scripting language.

?       Awareness of accessibility standards with websites and online resources.

?       Evidence of achievement in research, scholarly work, and professional achievement.

Appointment and Salary:
Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by October 12, 2017, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 11125) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at

Direct Link to Apply:

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Dylan Wiersma
Libraries HR Specialist
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Dean’s Office, Norlin N210
184 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
p: 303/492-8625
e: Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU
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