Core Systems Librarian (Librarian 1 or 2)
Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services, or her/his designee, the Core Systems Librarian (Librarian 1 or 2) will be primarily responsible for proactively assessing, developing, and implementing technologies that support the Law Library’s strategic directions and services. The Core Systems Librarian will ensure optimized, continuous discovery and access to the library’s databases, books, journals, and other resources through effective management and troubleshooting of all related systems. The Core Services Librarian will collaborate with partners in the Law Library, University, and other campus units to ensure that the Law Library’s website, digital infrastructure, and systems are aligned with the University’s technology strategies; meet accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. The Core Systems Librarian will undertake their efforts with attention to how social and structural biases and inequalities are manifest in information resources, access to information, and the management of information.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Administers and maintains the integrated library system, electronic resources access, and discovery platform, and troubleshoots issues that may arise in a timely manner.
- Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards.
- Manages library systems and platforms, often in conjunction with other internal stakeholders.
- Serves as a law library liaison with information technology departments and throughout the University, as appropriate, to bridge the gaps between systems, discovery, and access.
- Serves as a technical contact with systems vendors and colleagues to facilitate systems integration and managing data exchange.
- Develops content for the law library website, in collaboration with library staff and the Communications Department.
- Works collaboratively with others, within the library, and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally based services and projects.
- Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
- Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
- Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional, and national library (and related) organizations.
- Devises and brings forward need-based solutions and workarounds to address system limitations by keeping abreast of new trends, tools, applications, and engaging in professional development opportunities, and with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- Recent systems work experience in a library.
- Experience with integrated library systems and other library technologies, including but not limited to, EZProxy and Open URL.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions. Demonstrated ability to learn, implement, and instruct others about or in the use of library technologies.
- Working knowledge of current and emerging technologies related to integrated library systems and discovery services.
- Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills that enable one to work productively with colleagues, vendors, and the University-at-large.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, and students.
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.
Additional minimum qualifications for Librarian 2 appointment
- Minimum of three years of experience in a library.
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities and juggle multiple tasks.
- Demonstrated ability to introduce and establish change.
- Previous experience in an academic or law library setting.
- Demonstrated project management skills.
- Familiarity with image-based or text-based digital repositories, such as ContentDM or Digital Commons.
- Familiarity with at least one programming or markup language such as HTML, XML, Perl, PHP, Python, and SQL.
- Familiarity with building, maintaining, and/or troubleshooting APIs.
- Experience troubleshooting library-specific hardware, such as label printers, production scanners, etc. (41)