DWU Employment

Academic Technologist/Cataloger

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for the full-time, twelve-month, salaried position of Academic Technologist/Cataloger. The Academic Technologist/Cataloger develops and offers instructional technology education for faculty, particularly as regards the use of the university’s learning management system (LMS) and the use of digital technology in the classroom and in support of other learning objectives. This position provides technical development and instructional support to all faculty. This position collaborates with appropriate instructional and technical staff to support, manage, optimize the use of instructional software, and network resources to support quality teaching and learning. Twenty five percent of this position maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog and performs original and copy cataloging, as necessary. The Academic Technologist/Cataloger is responsible for ordering and maintaining the library's serials collection, digitization of collections, and other services as required.

Primary duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Provides input regarding the development of system-wide programs that enable faculty and students to use technology as learning tools. Investigates and disseminates information on best practices for technology integration, sources of information on trends, research, and applications related to technology use.
  • Provides training to faculty in digital competencies.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technology and instructional practices that relate to the use of technology.
  • Provides resource information relating to new techniques and practices that relate to the use of technology and that enable faculty and students to use technology as a learning tool.
  • Provide support assistance for classroom technologies across campus, including assessment of services and advising faculty on techniques and materials.
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate training for faculty and students concerning the use of instructional technology materials, software, and equipment.
  • Serves as a readily available resource for all faculty regarding a wide range of issues related to technology and learning.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for technical and operational needs.
  • Research and develop new classroom and media technology applications on campus.
  • Collaborate with the University Archivist to enhance McGovern Library’s digital collections including digitizing, cataloging, and assigning metadata in CONTENTdm.
  • Administers original and adaptive cataloging of all print and non-print materials according to current and emerging cataloging standards, LC subject headings, LC and Dewey class numbers, and OCLC standards.
  • Maintains accuracy of records in the integrated library system (ILS) database and other bibliographic utilities to allow discovery of library resources.
  • Oversees ordering, cataloging, receiving, preserving, and maintaining of serials, the acquisition, organization, and access for materials published in a series such as magazines, periodicals, journals in both print and electronic.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's degree in education, instructional media, or related field and one year of related experience, or Associate’s and three years of experience.
  • Skill and experience in the production of effective instructional materials.
  • Supervisory and training experience.
  • Effective work methods and consistently meets commitments.
  • Proactive and takes initiative. Thinks creatively.
  • Technical knowledge and skills related to cataloging in a college library, advanced bibliographic and cataloging training desirable.


  • Customer service skills.
  • The ability to work with others in one-to-one and small group environments is required.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Solid troubleshooting skills using both deductive and inductive reasoning are necessary.
  • Must have the ability to plan, schedule, and complete tasks and projects promptly and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to make decisions in stressful situations.

Please submit materials electronically via email to hr@dwu.edu. Please write Academic Technology in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All applications should include a letter of interest addressing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a current resume, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of three professional references. Original college transcripts and a background check will be required before a formal appointment is made.

You can learn more about Dakota Wesleyan at https://www.dwu.edu/.

Dakota Wesleyan reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.

Dakota Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and provider.