Choate Rosemary Hall — Digital Library Manager

The Digital Library Manager is responsible for the management, implementation, and maintenance of digital library resources including digital content such as e-books, databases, websites, and the library system. This role ensures interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for keeping the library’s digital presence fresh. Performs advanced work in tracking resource usage, facilitating the compilation of analytical data, troubleshooting, designing, and implementing all aspects of digital library resources.  Manages technology support and equipment checkout in the library for students, in collaboration with Information Technology Department. 

This is a benefit eligible position, scheduled to work 37 hours per week, over the academic year in a combination of day, evening, and weekend shifts each week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and maintains content for web services that provide a quality user experience.
  • Identifies, develops, and delivers patron instruction in the use of the library’s digital resources.
  • Manages the Library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of resources.
  • Manages and maintains library website, online catalog, and databases
  • Works cooperatively with librarians and staff to promote the use of digital tools and resources to serve our community.
  • Oversee student technical support services.
  • Researches, analyzes, and evaluates all aspects of library’s digital services. 
  • Works with vendors for ongoing maintenance, development and support concerning features and functions the library requires to maintain digital services.
  • Assists students and other library patrons in locating resources by answering questions, gathering materials, demonstrating use of equipment and various software.
  • Participates in the ASKUS desk rotation and is responsible for providing exemplary customer service for students, employees, and visitors.
  • Maintains interfaces between the library’s integrated system and third-party products, in-house developed products, self-service checkout, computer reservation systems, and web-based applications that require authentication.
  • Collects and maintains statistical data and provide reports on digital resources and services to Library Director.
  • Oversees acquisition, training, and troubleshooting for technology resources in the library.
  • Open or close the library according to procedures.

Requirements:

  • Experience managing and transforming data in multiple formats
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems and implement solutions
  • Proficiency working with digital library resources and databases
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information science, or closely related field

To apply: http://employment.choate.edu/job/279120/digital-library-manager

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.

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