Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian


Reporting to the Head of Library Systems, the successful candidate will support and facilitate the efforts of the Law Library, its staff, and its user community through technology. This role is critical for maintaining access to print and electronic content; analyzing, developing, and streamlining library workflows; and finding solutions to a myriad of diverse challenges with varying levels of complexity. The successful candidate will take a user-centered approach to development, support, technical writing, and communications. They will support or collaborate with all library staff members, various IT departments, representatives of other institutions, and end users with highly specific or escalated concerns.

The Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian will support all activities of the Library Systems unit. The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility in balancing a variety of tasks with frequently shifting priorities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordination and administration of various cloud software services, including the integrated library system; coordination of vendor development projects
  • Management of electronic resources, including administrative records; bibliographic records and other end-user access points; access implementation and troubleshooting; and proxy server administration
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of custom tools to support end users, internal workflows, and the efficient management of the library and its data; performance or supervision of library data operations as needed
  • Linux server administration
  • Coordination or performance of library equipment purchasing, setup, support, maintenance, and retirement
  • Management of shared email inboxes
  • Participation in office and project management
  • Documentation of policies and workflows
  • Provision of general support, troubleshooting, and ad-hoc training
  • Participation in professional activities and development


Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years of academic Law library experience
  • 3 years of library technical services experience with increasing responsibilities.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and library standards such as MARC21 and MARCXML, and other common library tools
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML, Boolean logic, and regular expressions
  • Familiarity with law resources and their management challenges.
  • Familiarity with relevant classification schemes such as LC and Schiller.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the operational needs and challenges of providing library services
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully support and communicate with persons at all levels of technical ability.
  • Excellent organizational, analytic, and abstraction skills
  • Experience working with multiple integrated library systems and auxiliary applications.
  • Experience with vendor communication and managing vendor relationships.
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience working with continuing and electronic resources
  • Experience participating in library decision-making processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of shell scripting, SQL, PDO, JQuery, Bootstrap, Python, Pymarc, and Google Apps scripting
  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems and web server administration
  • Knowledge of Unicode and character encoding; knowledge of foreign languages and the challenges they represent in managing library metadata and materials
  • An understanding of the changing landscape of library metadata standards and formats, and linked data-related concepts and standards
  • Professional work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience working with TIND and CORAL
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux