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Systems Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Description

Brandeis University seeks a collaborative and service-oriented professional to serve as a Systems Librarian. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources. The Systems Librarian will also consult with and support faculty and staff on technology projects using library resources. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Examples of Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for collaborative leadership in the implementation, support and maintenance of library systems and applications, including but not limited to Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, and other systems as implemented or requested
  • Works collaboratively with all public and technical services staff and with Information Technology Services to ensure systems are optimized and interoperable with the goal of providing a positive and seamless user experience from both the public and staff perspectives
  • In collaboration with the Strategic Communications & Marketing Specialist as well as other key stakeholders, works on issues of web development and design to assure a seamless look and feel to services supported or offered by the Library
  • Helps to provide documentation and support regarding system upgrades, modifications, and fixes; provides support to the Library Systems team by participating in the on-call rotation
  • Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate
  • Represents the library on professional and scholarly association committees, task forces, work groups, and other entities at the local, state, regional, national, and international level as appropriate to position and area of expertise
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintaining general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology

 

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience with library systems
  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent education and experience relevant to the position - Preferred
  • Experience developing and managing library systems in a collaborative environment (Alma, Primo preferred)
  • Proficiency with web scripting languages, APIs, system interoperability, and other tools (e.g., AngularJS, OAI-PMH, SWORD)
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards and usability practices
  • Experience training others and interacting with stakeholders across the University and/or externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion and justice and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a dynamic and diverse community
  • Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core
  • Strong organizational, communication, and customer service skills
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software and/or hardware issues
  • Recommend and support decisions on process and workflow changes; experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new technology

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 888.

For more information and to apply please visit https://bit.ly/2BBwUDb 

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