Library System Coordinator – 5 Colleges Consortium

at University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
Date Posted April 17, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Library System Coordinator- Five Colleges Consortium. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator – Five Colleges Consortium position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges’ library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services. Currently the Five Colleges has started the process of implementing FOLIO, which is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform. Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the Five College member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system. This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating communications with external support, and providing training and documentation to library staff. This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, special Library Services Platform related projects, and interaction with auxiliary services. The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, and interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries

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University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.