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Assistant Professor Access Services and Analytics Librarian
Southern Oregon University
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Internal Number: 11457
Ability to successfully interact with a diverse population is a must.
The Access Services and Analytics Librarian oversees the Access Services department at Southern Oregon University's Hannon Library and assists individuals and library units in designing workflows and collecting statistics, analytics, and usage data to improve library services. The librarian has a high degree of fluency in multiple library and administrative technologies, such as Alma, Rapido, and others. Setting the tone for excellent public services at Hannon Library to students, faculty, staff, and community members, the librarian leads by example and ensures the effective functioning of the Access Services team responsible for circulation, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance.
Assessment is an essential part of Southern Oregon University's mission and values; the campus as a whole is committed to using data and analytics to promote student learning, service excellence, and civic engagement. The Access Services and Analytics Librarian uses data gathered from library departments to communicate the library's alignment with institutional goals to the campus and to work with library staff and faculty to propose policies, services, and initiatives to support student success and retention. In addition, the librarian provides analytics data to library faculty to support decision making.
Hannon Librarians are an integral part of teaching and education at Southern Oregon University. The Access Services and Analytics Librarian proactively participates in the library's information literacy and instruction program (faculty-requested instruction sessions, credit courses, and instructional workshops) with a focus on teaching students the essential skills necessary to successfully navigate today's information landscape. The individual in this position participates in an active faculty liaison program, serving as collection coordinator and faculty liaison to assigned departments and delivering library instruction. Other instructional responsibilities include providing research guidance at the Research Help desk (6-8 hours/week), via email, and in one-on-one consultations to a culturally diverse faculty and student body with increasingly interdisciplinary research interests.
Hannon Library is a collaborative library environment where staff and faculty work together on programs, planning, services, collections, and more. The Access Services and Analytics Librarian works with other library faculty and staff to develop, demonstrate, and promote instructional and user support materials for liaison programs. They serve on library and university committees and participate in varied library initiatives as appropriate.
The anticipated start date is January 8, 2024. The position is open until filled with a priority deadline of September 29, 2023.
Southern Oregon University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all students. Librarians play an important role in making students feel at home and also helping them move toward the successful completion of their studies. As the leader of the Access Services department, the librarian in this role also works with campus stakeholders, library faculty and staff, and administration to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion at Hannon Library. We aspire to a positive and inclusive climate and culture. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, or members of other marginalized communities. This position reports directly to the University Librarian and is a tenure-track faculty position. The librarian will be expected to participate in service and scholarly activities commensurate with faculty rank.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.
Experience as an administrator in Alma, particularly in the fulfillment module.
Experience with Alma Analytics.
Experience applying quantitative and qualitative assessment methods to the improvement of library services.
Experience utilizing data visualization tools and techniques to communicate assessment results.
Academic background or work experience in needed subject liaison areas such as STEM, Spanish, or Education.
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.