Job posting | Information Technology Librarian, DePaul University Library

Bernal, Megan MBERNAL2 at DEPAUL.EDU
Tue Feb 23 14:02:59 EST 2016

Information Technology Librarian, DePaul University Library
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology & Discovery Services, the Information Technology Librarian works collaboratively across the Library and the University to implement, maintain, support, and enhance a wide range of technologies and systems providing innovative library services to the DePaul community and to ensure enduring access to the library's extensive range of online information resources and digital collections. The Information Technology Librarian also supports library staff and local and remote library users in the use of existing information technology as well as the adoption of new and emerging technology. S/he may serve as a liaison librarian in assigned areas.

The successful candidate will join a university ranked among the top 25 "Most Innovative Schools" and help lead the evaluation and implementation of technology-enhanced spaces and services of strategic interest and growth at DePaul, particularly those supporting rapidly-expanding programs in Computing and Digital Media, Data Science, and the Digital Humanities.

If you have a passion for information technology and are interested in joining a vibrant and collaborative library community in the City of Chicago, please visit the following employment page to learn more about the position and to submit an application: (Job ID 1858).

Required Education & Experience:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), 2 years of professional library experience, with at least one of those years supporting and/or configuring enterprise Library systems such as Voyager, WorldCat Local, ILLiad, Ares, and/or EZproxy, working knowledge of current scripting and programming languages such as JSON, Perl, Python, and/or PHP, and experience promoting and developing technology training materials and programs.

Preferred Requirements:  Experience designing and/or developing makerspaces.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

About DePaul University
Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (also known as the Vincentians), DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States and currently enrolls almost 24,000 students in 10 schools and colleges offering 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. One of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation, DePaul's faculty teach across multiple campuses in Chicago and its suburbs. DePaul University has been recognized in national publications for its diversity, service-learning programs, and sustainability efforts, and is the home to nationally recognized academic programs in the College of Business, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and The Theatre School. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked DePaul as one of the country's "most innovative schools" (

About the DePaul University Library
The DePaul University Library is comprised of the John T. Richardson Library, the Loop Library, and library service programs delivered to DePaul's suburban campuses. The DePaul University Library is a partner in a number of campus programs, including the first-year experience (Chicago Quarter), the Teaching Commons, and the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities. In 2013, a major renovation of the Richardson Library facilitated the launch of the Richardson Library Information Commons, a technology-enhanced space including individual, group, and collaborative work spaces, Learning Commons and Scholar's Lab. The DePaul University Library is housed in the Division of Teaching and Learning Resources, which includes the DePaul Art Museum and Faculty Instructional Technology Services, and is an active member of local, regional, and national consortia, including CARLI, Chicago Collections, the Center for Research Libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. In 2015, DePaul joined the Federal Depository Library Program as one of its first "digital depository" members and contributed to the design and launch of Explore Chicago Collections (, which has been described as "a game-changing collaboration between libraries, universities, & museums."

For more information about the DePaul University Library, visit

Megan Waters Bernal
Associate University Librarian for Information Technology & Discovery Services
JTR 116B, DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus, 2350 N Kenmore Ave., Chicago IL 60614
office: 773-325-2290 | mbernal2 at<mailto:mbernal2 at>


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