Automation Systems Librarian

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Created: August 1, 2014


Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, a multicounty regional library system serving all types of libraries in south-central Minnesota and headquartered in Mankato, welcomes applications for the position of Automation Systems Librarian.

In the first year, the Automation Systems Librarian will plan, coordinate, and manage the extensive migration project of TdS’s regional member libraries SirsiDynix's Symphony automation software to Innovative Interfaces Inc. (iii), Sierra automation software. In conjunction with this migration, the Automation Systems Librarian will act as the liaison between Innovative System Technical Support and TdS member libraries to develop and coordinate technical training for staff including creation or modification of training materials. After the migration period, the Automation Systems Librarian will administer the automation software working with member library staff to develop and set policies and procedures and resolve automation system’s hardware and software issues.

Master’s degree in Library Science and 3 to 5 years working with library automation systems, networking experience, knowledge and practical experience in programming and current trends in library automation. Candidates should also possess thorough knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and problem-solving of an integrated library system.

The successful applicant must have the ability to organize work efficiently, to communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, the ability to work with vendors to investigate, troubleshoot and resolve automation system’s hardware and software issues, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment with flexibility and the willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects.

Salary is $50,000+ depending on experience; benefits package include: (health/life insurance, VEBA, PERA retirement, ten paid holidays, personal, sick, and vacation time.)


Published: Friday, August 1, 2014 10:34 UTC

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