Library Staff Positions

Job Description

Library Systems Technician

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, invites applications for the position of Library Systems Technician. This position is part of the Electronic and Technical Services department of the Hunt Library on the Daytona Beach campus. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and willing to learn new skills as technology changes.

Responsibilities:

The primary functions of this position are to assist with the following:

  • Maintain the library's web presence.
  • Improve website and document accessibility.
  • Support the University Archives system.
  • Triage issue reports from users and staff.
  • And provide technical assistance to library staff.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with Web authoring using HTML and CSS.
  • Familiarity with content management systems.
  • Proficient with working with spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of popular and emergent technologies.
  • Understanding of digitization best practices.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work accurately, efficiently and independently.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
  • Experience with any of the following: Sitecore, Springshare, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office including SharePoint.
  • Experience using Google Analytics.
  • Experience working in a library or academic setting.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with the industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

 Additional details and application instructions are available at https://careers.erau.edu, requisition R304468.

Job Description

Research Librarian

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) invites applications for the position of Research Librarian serving a diverse population of residential and online students. This professional staff position reports to the Associate Director for Research and Engagement.

The successful candidate will join the Research and Instruction Services department serving Daytona Beach and online students, working business hours plus some night and weekend shifts as assigned.

Duties include providing reference services in a variety of modes, developing online learning objects, sharing in synchronous and asynchronous library instruction, mentoring student employees, and participating in team assignments and special projects. No aviation background is required, as training is provided. This position offers great potential for future positions in STEM librarianship.

A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, ERAU offers regionally accredited bachelors’, masters’, and doctoral degrees. For more information on ERAU, see https://erau.edu/about. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about. Information on the new library facility is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu.

Qualifications

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications/experiences listed below. The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values.

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information studies.
  • Library reference experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience communicating effectively in a virtual environment.

Preferred:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Instruction or training experience and comfortable presenting to small groups.
  • Database 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 APA citation and reference management tools.

To apply:

Please reference position R303924 and apply online at https://careers.erau.edu and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information (email and telephone) for three professional references.  A review of applications will begin on August 24, 2022 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.