Library Staff Positions

Job Description

Associate Director for Access Services (Circulation)

The Hunt Library, located on the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), is recruiting for an Associate Director for Access Services, a non-tenure track position. As a member of the library Management Team, the successful candidate will manage the Access Services (Circulation and Interlibrary Loan) department, facilitate collaborative relationships between the library and campus partners, and participate in library administration.

Duties include:

  • Leading the Access Services department.
  • Supervising the Interlibrary Loan Librarian and five circulation technicians.
  • Participating in library administration, including serving as Acting Director in Director’s absence.
  • Maintaining and updating circulation functions in the Alma LSP.
  • Coordinating hours of service and security for the library facility.
  • Collaborating on library budgeting and planning with the Management Team.
  • Serving as the point person between the library and campus partners.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • A minimum of two years management experience, including supervision of full-time employees
  • Library access services/circulation experience
  • Experience with Alma (or relevant LSP) circulation functions
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and interact and collaborate with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Experience collaborating with organizational partners
  • Familiarity with budgeting and planning
  • Experience coordinating teams

The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values.

About Embry-Riddle and Daytona Beach:

Hunt Library provides library services to 7,500 residential students on the Daytona Beach Campus, as well as to over 23,000 distance-learning students through Embry-Riddle Worldwide. As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, ERAU offers regionally accredited bachelors’ and masters’ degrees as well as several doctoral programs, one of which (Aviation Science) is the first of its kind. The ERAU undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering program was ranked number five in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report (see https://news.erau.edu/headlines/us-news-world-report-names-embry-riddle-among-nations-best-for-aerospace-engineering-and-vets).

Daytona Beach is located on Florida’s Atlantic coast and is known for its beaches, year-round outdoor special events, and local and international sports. Part of the Ormond Beach – Daytona Beach – Port Orange metropolitan area of Volusia County, residents enjoy a temperate, sub-tropical climate and close proximity to popular travel destinations including Orlando and Miami.

For more information on ERAU, see https://www.erau.edu/about. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about. Specific information on the Student Union and library facility is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu. For more information on Daytona Beach, go to https://www.codb.us.

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.

Please reference requisition R302990 and apply online at https://careers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on May 2, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The Hunt Library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, invites applications for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. This non-tenure track staff position is responsible for cataloging library materials and holds primary responsibility for institutional repository metadata and additional metadata projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating original cataloging records and editing copy cataloging records for physical and electronic library materials.
  • Performing original and complex copy cataloging for serial publications in any format.
  • Maintaining the library’s bibliographic database to ensure accurate information is available in Discovery, which includes contributing to authority work on Alma records.
  • Keeping current with national cataloging standards and Alma changes and how they relate to Discovery.
  • Contributing documentation for local practices and procedures.
  • Participating in institutional repository activities within the library and across the campus.
  • Coordinating tasks related to the institutional repository and Archives such as local authority control and cross-platform data exchange.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising student assistants.
  • Serving on library and campus committees.
  • Representing the library at professional library and/or aviation industry-related conferences and seminars.

Qualifications

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or information science
  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of nationally-accepted standards used in cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge of OCLC
  • Experience with a Library Systems cataloging module
  • Practical knowledge of RDA, LC subject headings and classification schedules and other library standards
  • Analytical skills with an in-depth knowledge of information systems
  • Experience in planning and implementing metadata projects; metadata schema adaptation; and developing local standards, policies and procedures. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Ex Libris’s Alma, Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Authorities, RDA Toolkit, WorldCat, and bepress Digital Commons.

The Hunt Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values.

The Hunt Library is located on the upper two floors of the new Mori Hosseini Student Union and provides services to over 6,000 residential and 22,000 distance education students who focus their studies on aviation, aerospace, and business topics. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, we also enjoy mild winters, nearby beaches, and a variety of special events.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian has a 4th floor window view in addition to being part of a team devoted to providing excellent library services. Additional details and application instructions are available at https://careers.erau.edu, requisition R302898. Please upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). The review of applications begins on March 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

If you would like additional information, please contact Suzanne Sprague at sprag777@erau.edu or 386-226-6932.

Job Description

Library Circulation Assistant (Library Access Services Technician), Tuesday – Saturday.

Embry-Riddle’s Hunt Library seeks applicants to provide customer service at the circulation (public service) desk. The Library Circulation Assistant supports the activities at the Borrow Desk of the Hunt Library and supervises the Friday closing and Saturday hours of the Hunt Library’s Access Services Department including responsibility for building security. Assists in hiring and scheduling student assistants; and participates in departmental meetings.

Work hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am – 7:30 pm. Schedule adjustments are required for final exam periods and summer schedules.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Has sole responsibility for Saturday library hours (opening/closing, student supervision)
  • Assists with Student Assistant coordination which includes training, supervising and evaluating student employees.
  • Assists patrons with checking library materials in and out.
  • Provides basic customer service.
  • Assists with Course Reserve processing.
  • Implements the library’s emergency plans during emergency situations or drills.
  • Enforces university safety protocols as needed.
  • Closes and secures the building as scheduled to do so.

A review of candidates will begin on March 28, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a private institution based in warm, sunny Daytona Beach, FL. ERAU is recognized as the largest and oldest aviation-focused university in the world and is consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” in such areas as work/life balance; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; and respect and appreciation.

Our more than 7,000 students hail from more than 100 nations and nearly all 50 states. Our campus is a melting pot of cultures and beliefs, and we pride ourselves on our ability to embrace new ideas.

Qualifications

  • Experience in front-line, public-facing service, preferably in a library environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills and attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience handling security issues preferred.
  • Some college preferred.

 Additional details and application instructions are available at https://careers.erau.edu, requisition R302989.

Job Description

Electronic Resources Library Assistant

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now hiring an Electronic Resources Library Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management in the Electronic and Technical Services Unit of the Hunt Library on the Daytona Beach campus, this position supports processes related to electronic resource access and acquisitions, including activation and invoice processing, as well as gathering usage data to inform evaluation and assessment.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Respond to patron problem reports, working with local systems staff, acquisitions department, and library vendors as needed to restore electronic resource access.
  • Communicate with library staff regarding changes and service issues with the electronic collections.
  • Perform regular tests of subscribed content to preempt and correct e-resource access issues.
  • Process database and other electronic resources invoices for Accounts Payable.
  • Gather and present electronic collection usage and compile annual data reports in Excel spreadsheets or other formats as required.
  • Generate other data related to the Library’s electronic collections as needed.
  • Assist library staff with special projects as needed.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated customer service or technical support experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel and ability to learn computer programs.
  • Self-motivated and able to successfully complete work assignments with limited supervision.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of one-year work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of related experience; or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and one year of experience.
  • Prior work experience in an academic library or related setting.
  • Familiarity with library collections, catalogs, research databases, and other research tools.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems such as Alma.

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 R303045.

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 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.