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Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor’s degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master’s degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach “truth in theory and principle…truth in spirit and motive…truth in manner and form…truth intellectual and truth moral.” Principal Bagnall found this motto “speaks of sincerity of spirit…of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement.” LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
Learn more about our career opportunities at www.framingham.edu/careers.
The Electronic Resources and Digital Services Librarian manages the library’s e-resources with the goal of facilitating access and discovery of library resources and oversees the university’s institutional repository. The Librarian is a collaborative, innovative, creative and service-oriented leader who reports to the Dean of the Library.
• Serve as primary administrator of all aspects of library electronic resources including subscriptions, consortia and other electronic packages, activating/deactivating, and troubleshooting. Works closely with the Scholarly Collections Acquisitions and Management Department.
• Manage the A-Z Libguide database listing and overall electronic resources environment including the discover system, other content-platforms, proxy and link-resolver services.
• Collaborate with the Research and Learning Department to market the A-Z list of databases to faculty.
• Analyze and interpret electronic resource usage statistics in support of stakeholder needs and the University Libraries’ strategic mission.
• Review and participate in triage problem resolution with other library departments for e-resource problems. Resolves or forwards urgent problems as appropriate.
• Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources implementation and assessment.
Digital Repository Management
• Develop workflows, procedures, and policies for Framingham State University’s institutional repository and Omeka gallery.
• Create and maintain digital collections using the preservation or online collection software. Assign associated metadata.
• Drive engagement with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and others within and outside of the Framingham State community.
• Understand and ensure adherence to appropriate copyright frameworks surrounding digital collections and repositories.
• Assist in research activities as needed, including: liaison duties, research consultations, embedded librarianship, etc.
• Serves as a liaison to the IT department.
• Participate in professional activities and professional development.
• Manage or assist with special projects.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Contribute to the retention of students.
The E-Resources and Digital Repository Librarian will supervise the Periodicals Supervisor who maintains accurate holdings and access points for print, microfilm and electronic serials, and will oversee student intern(s).
• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
• One to three years’ experience working in a library.
• Experience with management with e-resources and digital repository and online collections.
• Appreciation of the importance of diversity in the workplace.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (http://mscaunion.org/day-and-dgce-contracts/)
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
• Cover Letter,
• Equity and Inclusion Statement
• Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.
For full consideration, application materials must be received by 7/29/22. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or email@example.com.