Digital Strategies & Systems Librarian

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Winthrop University: Dacus Library
Rock Hill, SC
Job Description: 

Join a welcoming team that’s transforming library and campus community culture by offering a sense of place, purpose, value, and belonging on the Winthrop campus and in the surrounding community. The Ida Jane Dacus Library seeks a solution-focused, collaborative, and advocacy-oriented Digital Strategies & Systems Librarian who leverages current and emerging standards and practices to ensure the integrity of the Library and Archives’ discovery, repository, and other technological systems and associated hardware and software.

Reporting to the Head of Content Services, the Digital Strategies Librarian works collaboratively with library and archives employees, as well as campus-wide partners and vendors to provide strategic leadership in systems and other library technology. The person in this role provides collegial guidance in associated policies, workflows, and procedures to support the teaching and scholarship of the Winthrop community. The successful candidate implements a guiding leadership ethos, applies creative approaches to problem solving, and considers the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Core Organizational Values – and Winthrop University’s values – of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their daily and collaborative work.

This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position, and rank will be assigned at the assistant or associate level, commensurate with experience.

Essential duties include:

Providing guidance for the library and archives’ discovery systems and technology products, including Ex Libris Alma and Digital Commons.

 Managing and prioritizing the library and archives information technology needs, including monitoring support requests.

Collaborating with the Metadata & Discovery Librarian to assist in refining workflows for metadata schema and guidelines for the library and archives.

Supervising the library’s technology support specialist, including liaison work with the campus' information technology services department.

Identifying, prioritizing, and implementing technology projects.

Maintaining currency of knowledge in emerging library technology trends.

Staying up-to-date on changes and upgrades to existing library systems and platforms.

Participating in the library’s collection development processes and research and user programs and services.

Participating in academic responsibility, student intellectual development, scholarly activity, and professional stewardship activities as outlined for promotion and tenure.

Performing other position related duties and/or projects as required.

Salary: $51,000 minimum and commensurate with qualifications.

Work Environment: This position includes daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may work with the surrounding community and with other universities, national, and international stakeholders and partners.

Recent graduates of MLIS programs are encouraged to apply. A degree must be completed by time of hire.



ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.

Excellent analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Relevant experience or education in integrated library systems or library technology platforms.


People interested in this position may find one or more of the following skills and qualifications beneficial to performing the responsibilities of this role. These skills and qualifications are not required.

At least two years of supervisory experience.

Project management experience. 

Experience as administrator of institutional repositories.

Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues.

Familiarity with web site administration and management.

An understanding of metadata tools and standards, such as RDA, Dublin Core, MARC.

Familiarity with the Springshare product suite.

How to Apply: 

Apply here:

Please submit the following items:

Cover letter;

Curriculum vitae or detailed resume;

Names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references;

All graduate degree transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this stage).

All materials should be submitted electronically.  Review will continue until the position has been filled.