Discovery Services Librarian -- West Virginia University Libraries

Post date: December 12, 2022

The WVU Libraries is seeking a Discovery Services Librarian. This librarian will be responsible for coordinating and oversight of our two discovery systems, WMS Discovery and EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), ensuring access to library resources across systems for faculty, staff, students, researchers, and library employees. They will coordinate access and discovery of both print and electronic resources by collaborating with relevant departments to streamline access from a variety of systems, including the library management system, discovery platform, knowledge bases, content management systems, repositories, and archives information management systems. They will serve as the library’s primary contact to our discovery vendor.



The Discovery Services Librarian will stay up-to-date on system updates, enhancements, and roadmaps for discovery-related systems. They will work with relevant departments within the library to recommend configuration options, as well as consulting with the Research Services Committee and Web Team. They will work with the Libraries’ User Interface Designer on usability testing as needed to enhance usability, accessibility, and discoverability of library resources. They will explore options for using APIs to enhance discovery in collaboration with relevant departments.



Application review process begins January 9, 2023. Applications received by this date will receive the highest consideration. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Please contact the search committee chair Jessica McMillen at Jessica.McMillen@mail.wvu.edu if you have questions.




Full description and applications instructions are available on WVU Hire.