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Digital Services Librarian


Reports to: Adam Epp


August 15, 2014

Position Summary

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for the management and implementation of digital projects at the Northwest University Library.  Manages access to electronic resources. Functions as part of the Library management team under the leadership of the Library Director.  Full-time, 1 FTE.

Essential Functions

  1. Contributes to the Library’s digital initiatives and projects such as digitization of the archives, website development, self-service kiosk development, WordPress plugin development, database reporting, and data manipulation via the WorldShare API.
  2. Establishes and maintains access to electronic content including journal subscriptions, electronic books, and databases. Ensures resources are available through the Library’s online catalog, knowledge base and other discovery tools as appropriate.  Manages remote access through the EZProxy software.  Troubleshoots access issues. Performs collection management in assigned areas.
  3. Works with the Technical Services department to automate and streamlines workflows.
  4. Answers basic reference, informational, and directional questions.
  5. Maintains currency in the field through continuing education.  Attends library and campus meetings, and serves on University committees. Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Earned MLS from an ALA accredited program.
  • Working knowledge of MySQL, PHP, CSS and HTML or similar software, standards and languages.
  • Familiarity with MARC and non-MARC metadata standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a rapidly changing, user-centric environment.
  • A deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.


Adam Epp
Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083
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Dependent on education and experience, and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.

Application Requirements

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names, email adresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  4. A statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study
  5. A brief statement describing your personal Christian faith and practice

Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.

Mission Statement

We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.

Educational Goals

In view of its distinctive philosophy, Northwest University seeks to provide education which will introduce the student to the organized fields of learning and will acquaint the student with the Christian theistic view of the world and of people and their culture. Such an education is intended to develop the whole person in a balanced and useful manner.

The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in over forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. Sixty-three full-time faculty members and sixty-one part-time instructors teach 1,582 students. Over sixty-one percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, fifty-one percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


Northwest University is a regionally-accredited, Christian coeducational undergraduate institution offering baccalaureate college education under the control of the Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God.

Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University also holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Northwest University's School of Business and Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the School of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.

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