Library Staff Positions

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations. 

 

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.  

 

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page.

The Opportunity:

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian serving a diverse population of residential and online students.  The Research and Instruction Services Department is currently hiring Research and Instruction Librarians who are passionate about serving students through research consultations and instruction, developing information literacy, and engaging in creative partnerships with faculty through liaison relationships.

The successful candidate will join the Hunt Library https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/, serving Daytona Beach and our Worldwide Campus of online students, working regular business hours plus some nights and weekends.  This professional staff position reports to the Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services.  Hunt Library is a forward-thinking, technologically advanced library organization on the Ex Libris ALMA ILS and offering a robust range of electronic collections and integrated library software. 

Duties include working as part of a team providing reference services in-person, virtual, and electronic modes, developing online learning objects, sharing in synchronous and asynchronous library instruction, mentoring student employees, and participating in collaborative team and cross-departmental assignments and special projects. No aviation or aerospace background is required: we welcome librarians from a wide variety of academic disciplines who will enjoy working with our dedicated, hardworking students. Growing the research presence and agenda is at the heart of the ERAU strategic plan, and Hunt Library provides an excellent opportunity for librarians who want to engage with the development of research skills among undergraduate and graduate students. Consider joining our team.  Recent graduates and mid-career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values. We strive to create a collegial, inclusive culture of belonging for our staff and students, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

 

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information studies.
  • Library reference and research assistance experience, or an interest in research librarianship as a career path.
  • Library instruction experience and/or an interest in developing pedagogical skills in librarianship.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools and skills and remain current with emerging technologies and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across library and organizational teams for projects such as collection management, promotion of library resources, and development of new library artifacts and initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience communicating effectively in a virtual environment.
     
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic library experience.
  • Instruction or training experience and comfortable presenting to small and large groups.
  • Database knowledge and searching proficiency.
  • Experience developing online learning objects or online modules.
  • Experience training, supervising, or mentoring student assistants.
  • Experience developing, providing, or assisting with events.
  • Proficiency with learning management software such as Canvas.

 

To Apply:

Please apply online and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references.  Please reference job number R306920 in your application. A review of applications will begin in late December 2023 and continue into early 2024 until the positions are filled.

 

Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) invites applications for the position of Resource Sharing and Course Reserves Librarian. The Access Services Department is currently seeking a librarian who is passionate about serving a diverse population of residential and online students, faculty, and staff through connecting them with resources, managing course reserves, and engaging in collaborative projects with faculty and staff.

 

The successful candidate will join the Hunt Library, serving Daytona Beach and our Worldwide Campus of online students, working regular business hours and occasional nights and weekends.  This professional staff position reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations and Access Services.  Hunt Library is a forward-thinking, technologically advanced library organization on the Ex Libris Alma ILS and offering a robust range of electronic collections and integrated library software. 

 

Duties include working as part of a team providing access to library resources and services; overseeing the borrowing and lending functions of Interlibrary Loan (ILL), including working with Ex Libris Rapido/RapidILL and supervising the ILL Technician; serving as the lead for the Leganto Team, including coordinating Leganto configurations and functionality; managing print course reserves;  serving as a member of the Collection Management Team and as a member of the Ex Libris Systems Team; and participating in collaborative team and cross-departmental assignments and special projects. No aviation or aerospace background is required: we welcome librarians from a wide variety of academic disciplines who will enjoy working with our dedicated, hardworking students, faculty, and staff. The Hunt Library provides an excellent opportunity for a librarian who enjoys resource sharing, course reserves, and access services in an academic library. Consider joining our team.  Recent graduates and mid-career librarians are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values. We strive to create a collegial, inclusive culture of belonging for our staff and students, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

 

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information studies.
  • Prior experience in interlibrary loan services, resource sharing, or access services within a library setting is highly beneficial. Knowledge of integrated library systems (ILS) and and other software and systems used for interlibrary loan.
  • Experience with/knowledge of managing course reserves, developing course reserve policies, creating brief catalog records, and maintaining course reserves records and statistics.
  • Proficiency in using integrated library systems (ILS) like Ex Libris Alma or similar platforms used for managing library collections, resource sharing, and interlibrary loan services.
  • Strong understanding of information retrieval methods, including databases, online catalogs, and other library resources.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse user population, including students, faculty, and staff. This involves communication skills both in-person and through virtual mediums.
  • Knowledge of copyright laws, lending policies, and best practices in interlibrary loan and resource sharing to ensure compliance and efficient service delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across library and organizational teams for projects such as collection management, promotion of library resources, and development of new library artifacts and initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience communicating effectively in a virtual environment.
     
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic library experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma, Rapido, and/or Leganto.
  • Database knowledge and searching proficiency.
  • Experience training, supervising, or mentoring student assistants.
  • Proficiency with learning management software such as Canvas.

 

To Apply:

Please apply online and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references.  A review of applications will begin in early January  2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please reference position number R306971 in your application materials. 

The Opportunity:

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) invites applications for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Technician. The Technical Services Department is currently seeking a motivated Cataloging & Metadata Technician who will be responsible for copy cataloging and for physical processing and repair of monographic library materials in all formats.

The successful candidate will join the Hunt Library, serving Daytona Beach and our Worldwide Campus of online students, working regular business hours. This staff position reports to the Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services.  Hunt Library is a forward-thinking, technologically advanced library organization on the Ex Libris Alma ILS and offers a robust range of electronic collections and integrated library software. 

Duties include working regular business hours as part of the Technical Services team, assisting the Head of Cataloging & Metadata as well as the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, overseeing the distribution of materials designated for cataloging and processing, conducting advanced copy cataloging, compiling statistical data and generating reports, assessing and processing materials for repair, participating in library teams, and managing the recruitment, training, and supervision of student assistants.

No aviation or aerospace background is required: we welcome applicants from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are passionate about libraries, information systems, and contributing to a diverse and inclusive academic community. Consider joining our team. 

Qualifications

The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values. We strive to create a collegial, inclusive culture of belonging for our staff and students, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. 

Required Qualifications:

  • High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition, and math.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • General understanding and knowledge of the nature, functions, services, practices, and procedures in libraries.
  • Analytical skills with familiarity or knowledge of information systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic Internet end-user applications
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with MARC, OCLC, Alma or other library catalog system, Cataloging Calculator, and Worldcat.
  • Some college preferred.
  • 1 year of library experience preferred.

To Apply:

Please apply online and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references. Please reference posting R307403 in your application.  A review of applications will begin on March 25 and continue until the position is filled.

Student Employment

The Hunt Library employs 15-20 student employees through the year for jobs ranging from shelving books to scanning materials for document delivery. For current vacancies, please go to the Student Employment page in Ernie.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.