Systems & Discovery Librarian

at Union College Schaffer Library (view profile)
Published March 15, 2023
Location 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent education and experience required
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 65000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 75000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @schafferlibrary


Union College's Schaffer Library has a new opportunity: Systems & Discovery Librarian.

Position Purpose: Improves and sustains a variety of staff-facing and public-facing library systems to ensure reliable and efficient access to the Library’s collections and resources. These systems include the library services platform (LSP; currently Alma), discovery layer (currently Primo VE), and off-campus authentication services (currently EZProxy and Shibboleth). Provides leadership in the development and enhancement of staff- and public-facing systems and collaborates with colleagues in Content & Digital Library Systems, Digital Scholarship & Public Services, Special Collections & Archives, and UCPC/Mandeville Gallery departments to coordinate, assess, and improve LSP and discovery experiences. Contributes to the library’s goal to best meet the Union College community’s diverse system needs.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service as described in the Union College Faculty Manual Section II.VI and Appendix VI.

The annual salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is available as soon as possible and eligible for a hybrid work schedule.

For more information, including responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit