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Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks applications from user-focused and collaborative candidates for position of Digital Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Library Systems, the Digital Services Librarian has primary responsibility for overseeing the University Libraries digital services, including the library’s web presence, library management and discovery systems, institutional repository, and other evolving digital services platforms. This position leads support for digital scholarship and open access initiatives; it also provides technical support for digital special collections, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), and other born-digital and retrospectively digitized materials. This position also works closely with electronic resources librarians to support access to online databases and full-text journals.

At Loyola, Librarian is a special faculty appointment with opportunities for promotion. Librarians work in a collegial and supportive environment, where individual discovery and exploration are balanced with teamwork and collaboration. Experimentation and creative problem-solving are highly encouraged.


  • Lead the development and enhancement of digital library systems, platforms, and applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
  • Lead the design and development of the University Libraries web presence, which is the central place for providing access to library digital content and services.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of Primo and work with other functional leads to maintain Alma’s public-facing services.
  • Manage the administration of Loyola eCommons, the university’s institutional repository.
  • Lead development and planning strategies for user-centered digital services through collaborations with other stakeholders.
  • Provide technology support for library digital resources, services, and platforms, including digital content management, electronic theses and dissertations, and local special collections.
  • Participate in analyzing and troubleshooting electronic resource access issues.
  • Keep current with trends in web and digital library technologies and participate in professional organizations.
  • Supervise graduate student assistants in relevant areas, as needed.
  • Serve on or chair functional committees, as needed.
  • Provide research support and instruction, as needed (no more than 3 hours per week).


Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or a graduate degree or professional certification in a related field, combined with relevant library experience.
  • Two or more years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Experience or interest in applying principles of user experience design and digital accessibility.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library services.
  • Demonstrated skill with many of the specific technologies used in current library systems, such as: HTML/CSS/Javascript, XML/XSLT, Python, PHP, Java/Tomcat, Apache Web Server, MySQL.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with version management code repositories such as Github, Gitlab, or Bitbucket
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to effectively determine the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning.
  • Technical skills and a willingness to develop new competencies.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with administration of content management systems such as Drupal, Omeka, or WordPress.
  • Experience with administration of Ex Libris library systems products such as Alma/Primo.
  • Experience with administration of SpringShare products.

Open Date: 05/20/2024

Close Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Those received by June 20, 2024, will receive first consideration.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest through In their letters, candidates should include a discussion of their demonstrated engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be at subsequent points in the review process, with the candidate’s permission.

EEO Statement: Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic goal to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission-driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive, and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.