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Systems Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Systems Librarian administers, develops and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library.


Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.
  • Monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs.
  • Providing consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation and general technology support.
  • Serving as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project, overseeing the selection, deployment, integration, and administration of a variety of systems to serve library goals in this area.
  • Collaborating with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.
  • Participating in the library's reference and instructional services programs.
  • Participating in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and optimizing access to e-resources.




  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.



  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.

Supervision Received:

General supervision by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director.

Supervision Exercised:

May direct the work of student employees for specified and limited projects.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.


Application Instructions: Please apply at

An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references*
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree


A review of applications will begin on April 1. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

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