UNF Library Employment Opportunities

Current UNF library job openings.

Job Description

The University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, invites applications for Virtual Services Librarian.  The Thomas G. Carpenter Library is the vibrant academic hub for the university’s 16,300 students. The recently renovated Library is located at the center of the campus surrounded by beautiful grounds, a nature preserve, and an active community of student and faculty scholars.  

Essential Functions: 

Under the supervision of the Director of Library Systems and Technology, the Virtual Services Librarian is responsible for:

  1. Enhancing the functionality, accessibility, and effectiveness of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library's website, including overseeing content development and design. 
  2. This position coordinates and facilitates access to web content and library systems such as the Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and Springhare products across all library departments.
  3. Keeps library staff abreast of emerging technologies and systems that may be adapted locally to advance the Carpenter Library's mission.
  4. Supports the Library's Public and Technical Services Divisions, as needed, including teaching technology classes, managing interlibrary loan and electronic recourses systems, and supporting systems used to digitize resources.
  5. Engages in usability testing and other assessments of the library technologies.
  6. Works hands-on and troubleshoots technological problems as directed.
  7. Works collegially with the university Information Technology Services Division to identify, stand up, and manage library technologies and systems.
  8. Serves as library liaison for academic department(s). Performs other duties as needed to accomplish the goals of the Carpenter Library and UNF.

Required Qualifications:

M.L.S. or equivalent from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Minimum three years related experience after completion of the master's degree. Knowledge and demonstrated application of information architecture concepts (navigation, content, and context). Experience in the deployment of information technologies relevant to website design and maintenance in academic libraries (XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, etc.). Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Evidence of strong team building and ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies. Evidence of excellent interpersonal, written communication, and presentation skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant library experience earned in an academic library; strong service orientation and experience in assisting users with online resources; background in developing database-driven dynamic websites; experience with usability testing and incorporating user feedback; and project management skills. Experience with an integrated library system migration, such as Aleph to Sierra; and knowledge of and experience with an interlibrary loan system, such as ILLIAD. 

Statement of Understanding:

UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

How to Apply:

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org  to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks at (904) 620-2553 or via e-mail at s.parks@unf.edu. 

UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond.

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