St. Lawrence University invites applications for Systems Librarian position. The Libraries & Information Technology Division (LIT) of St. Lawrence University, provide resources, services, and facilities in support of the university’s educational mission. The working environment is collaborative and cooperative, technologically rich, and extensive in resources and services provided. The Systems Librarian is responsible for planning, managing, supporting, evaluating, and improving a range of library systems including but not limited to the web discovery platform, Integrated Library System (ILS), Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and other operational activities and initiatives.
Systems Librarian 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 regarding configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management functions within the Library’s ILS
Works with the Director of Research & Digital Scholarship 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 vendors 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
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
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. 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.
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.
An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant experiences
Experience, or demonstrated interest in managing ILS and discovery platforms
Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra)
Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
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)