DWU Employment

Technical Services Librarian

Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for the full-time, twelve-month, salaried position of Technical Services Librarian. The Technical Services Librarian supports the Library’s information technology, specifically the implementation, coordination, operation, and maintenance of all library computer systems, including the catalog, knowledgebase, and digital library. 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 Technical Services Librarian is responsible for ordering and maintaining the library's serials collection, assisting patrons and staff with occasional reference service, collection development, and other services as required. The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for maintaining and working to improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

The successful candidate will

  • Have a Master’s degree in library science from an accredited university plus two to four years of relevant technical library training or experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are required.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills related to cataloging in a college library, advanced bibliographic and cataloging training desirable.
  • Good administrative, organizational, and supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of a variety of educational software/apps and emerging software/apps
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a library team.

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/.

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

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

Dakota Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and provider.