Systems & Web Services Librarian -- Our Lady of the Lake University -- San Antonio, TX

Sueltenfuss Library
Systems & Web Services Librarian

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and two doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.

Who we serve:
OLLU is a Hispanic-serving institution supporting groundbreaking programs including Social Work with a focus on Hispanic/Latinx families and children; bilingual speech pathology; psychological services for Spanish-speaking populations, and training for bilingual teachers. Seventy-seven percent of OLLU’s undergraduate student population identifies as Hispanic/Latinx and ninety percent are students of color, served by 187 faculty, of which sixty percent are women and forty percent are persons of color.

Sueltenfuss Library:
Mission Statement
The Sueltenfuss Library empowers members of the OLLU Community to pursue wisdom in a dynamic and complex information environment by fostering inquiry, discovery, and learning through quality resources.

Vision Statement
The Sueltenfuss Library will transform its traditional library services and collections to an omnipresent, integrated knowledge resource that engages students and faculty in 21st century learning and scholarship.

We invite applicants who demonstrate the potential to formulate innovative plans in support of the library's mission, to work in a strongly collaborative environment, and to fit into the interdepartmental structure and close-knit community of a small liberal arts university.

Job Description:
The Sueltenfuss Library seeks a full time Systems and Web Services Librarian (Assistant Professor) to serve a diverse, multicultural student body in a student-centered setting. Non-tenure track faculty status; rank dependent on qualifications; twelve-month appointment; reports to the Assistant Director of Systems and Metadata.

Essential Functions:

  • Create & maintain library website; ensure adherence to accessibility standards; assess usability; incorporate new technologies as appropriate.
  • Administer online databases and associated middleware (EZ Proxy, , OCLC Knowledge Base, Tipasa, etc.).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex connectivity issues: authentication, database and e-journal changes, subscription platform changes, network and IP issues, etc.
  • Recommend new technology applications; lead and manage implementation; serve as co-administrator of WorldShare Management Services system.
  • Perform assessment of library technologies and web services.
  • Teach library instruction sessions, create user guides, videos and tutorials.
  • Maintain working knowledge of library and web technology, best practices, and proficiency in maintaining library systems (Springshare, WMS, Tipasa, EZproxy etc).

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Serves on university and library committees as appropriate.
  • Pursues personal professional development; contributes to the profession through scholarship and service to library organizations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide research assistance in all disciplines at the reference desk; may include evening and weekend hours.
  • Participate as a collection development selector for assigned subject areas.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience with administering an integrated library system, preferably WorldShare Management Services.
  • Experience with website design, including HTML, CSS and Javascript/JQuery.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, EZproxy, authentication protocols, interlibrary loan, and content management systems.
  • Familiarity with website accessibility standards and guidelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students and library colleagues.
  • Flexibility and ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Self-directed and self-motivated learner with ability to work independently as well as in groups.
  • Ability and commitment to serve a diverse, multicultural student body in a student-centered setting.
  • Model behaviors consistent with University's Core Values: Trust, Integrity, Community & Service.
  • Must be able to respect, support, and contribute to the University's and Library's mission


  • Knowledge of metadata scheme such as MARC, Dublin Core, METS, MODS or EAD.
  • Experience with a digital archive system.
  • Experience with the Springshare platform.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Experience with at least one programming or scripting language, preferably PHP/MySQL and/or XML.
  • Experience working with outside parties such as vendors and university IT

Additional Information:
For questions about the position contact: Brighid Gonzales at

Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE

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Application Instructions:
Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment (;jsessionid=5F41...) and attach the following: letter of Interest denoting position for which applying, Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae, Copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying, and a listing of three professional references.

For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.

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