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 and 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 & Systems Librarian works collaboratively with library and archives employees, as well as campus-wide partners and vendors to provide leadership in the maintenance and development of the library’s integrated library system, website, and institutional repository. This person in this role provides collegial guidance in associated policies, workflows, and procedures in order 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: 

  • Serving as the administrator and technical lead for the library and archives’ discovery systems and technology products, including Ex Libris Alma, Digital Commons, and Springshare.  
  • Managing and prioritizing information technology needs of the library and the archives, including monitoring support requests.  
  • Partnering with library and archives employees to implement and refine workflows associated with relevant metadata schema and guidelines.  
  • Supervising and collaborating with the library’s liaison to the campus' information technology services department. 
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and implementing technology projects. 
  • Monitoring and maintaining integrity of information discovery within the shared library services platform and the institutional repository.  
  • 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 information programs and services.  
  • Participating in academic responsibility, student intellectual development, scholarly activity, and professional stewardship activities as outlined for promotion and tenure.  
  • Performing other duties as assigned.  

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

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



  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.  
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Proficiency with Ex Libris Alma. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with metadata tools and standards, such as RDA, Dublin Core, MARC.  


  • People interested in this position may find the following skills and qualifications beneficial to performing the responsibilities of this role. 
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.  
  • Two or more years of project management experience.   
  • Working knowledge of OAI-PMH and metadata mapping.  
  • Experience using CSS, XML, HTML, and SQL. 
  • Experience as administrator of institutional repositories such as Digital Commons. 
  • Experience as administrator of Springshare products. 
  • Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues. 
  • Familiarity with web site administration and management. 
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information to multiple types of stakeholders and audiences.