Systems Librarian

at St. Lawrence University (view profile)
Location Canton, NY
Date Posted March 21, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and support for all aspects of the implemented web discovery platform, ILS, and other related library systems
  • Engages students, faculty, and staff in regard to their utilization of library systems with the goal of optimizing user experience and accessibility
  • Stays current with new technologies as applied to digital library platforms and works with appropriate LIT staff to implement upgrades and new technologies.
  • Works with the Technical Services and Public Services staff and Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian regarding configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management functions within the Library’s ILS.
  • Works with the Director of Research & Digital Scholarship Initiatives on technology platforms supporting the library and our digital collections
  • Provides support, documentation, and training to other Librarians and staff working with component parts of the supported library systems as needed
  • Stays current with developments in cataloging, bibliographic discovery, description and subject analysis, metadata standards
  • Interfaces with external vendors support personnel and with colleagues from other academic institutions on consortia projects and initiatives.
  • Evaluates with other librarians the effectiveness and efficiencies of existing library platforms/systems in support of desired configuration, layout, and design of library web resources.
  • Participates in instruction and research services to gain further insight into users’ practical experience with library discovery tools

General Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in LIT and Library planning initiatives and in establishing and evaluating goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates any staff that may report to the position
  • Serves on university-wide committees, task forces, or study groups as desired or needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant experiences
  • Experience, or demonstrated interest in managing ILS and discovery platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra)
  • Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, Illiad, OCLCServices, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
  • Experience working with a Content Management Systems, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
  • Demonstrated Practical experience/familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication
  • Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a small liberal arts college is a plus
  • Experience with staff supervision, training and development (namely, library assistants and student workers)

General Information:

  • Interested and qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, resume, and a statement in which you address how you will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.
  • Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.