Systems Librarian

Full time

Created: July 29, 2014
Renton
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Description

The Boeing Company Library has an exciting and unique opportunity for a friendly and tech-oriented librarian to help us implement innovative, cutting-edge library services. You will join a motivated and diverse team of library professionals tasked with delivering digital services to Boeing's wide array of employees. Candidates with a thirst for learning new technical skills and sharing insights will find many opportunities for growth and development. Potential projects include: personalized content interfaces, linked data systems, metadata management, ontology-driven applications, and metrics management. If these projects appeal to you, as well as the opportunity to work in a results-driven, customer-focused corporate environment, then we invite you to apply.


REQUIRED: We are looking for an individual with experience in and knowledge of Library, Information Science, or Information Management principles, practices, and systems. Soliciting and analyzing customers' information needs, communicating and presenting information professionally and effectively, and advocating for library services are all necessary components of the job. Candidates must be able to apply principles of information architecture (IA) and user experience (UX) to library websites, systems, repositories, and customer-driven projects in order to gather, organize, filter, and deliver the right information in the right amount to the right user at the right time. Additionally, candidates should have some demonstrated experience with learning and applying technical skills; this means having some understanding of, and interest in, web and object-oriented programming, and relational databases. Finally, the successful candidate must be able to work in collaborative, individual, and virtual environments.


PREFERRED: Experience in programming with languages like Java, JavaScript, and Perl is preferred, but not required. Demonstrated ability to become proficient with new web-based technologies (frameworks, databases, APIs) and semantic technologies is highly desired. Also preferred is a familiarity with creating and maintaining controlled vocabularies of concepts and their relationships using industry tools and standards.


COMPETENCIES

General

• Adaptability: Generally understands changes in own and others' work-group tasks and situations as well as the logic or basis for change; generally seeks information about changes affecting own and fellow employees' jobs. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.

• Decision Making: Recognizes a variety of issues, problems, or opportunities in own and occasionally in other work groups and determines whether action is needed; identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities. Generally integrates information from a variety of sources; detects general trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Generally formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Generally includes work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.

• Innovation: Generally identifies assumptions in the way problems or situations of moderate scope and complexity are defined or presented. Sees alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by the thoughts or approaches of work group members or inter-organizational employees. Generally draws upon multiple and diverse sources (individuals, disciplines, bodies of knowledge) for ideas and inspiration. Combines ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores different lines of thought. Views situations from multiple perspectives; brainstorms multiple approaches/solutions. Examines some potential solutions and evaluates each before accepting any; targets important areas for innovation and develops solutions that address meaningful issues in own and other work areas.

• Planning And Organizing: Identifies more critical and less critical activities and assignments; adjusts priorities when appropriate. Determines project or assignment requirements by breaking them down into tasks and identifying types of equipment, materials, and people needed. Allocates appropriate amounts of time for completing own work; avoids scheduling conflicts. Takes advantage of available resources (individuals, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently; coordinates with internal and external partners. Uses time effectively and prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.

Technical

• Information Architecture
Basic - General understanding of information architecture principles in both database and website development.
Preferred -Understands and applies information architecture principles in both database and website development.

• Information Management
Basic - General knowledge of information lifecycle management, database design, markup languages, and metadata fields and their application. General knowledge of search and retrieval technology. General knowledge of available desktop applications and tools for managing information.
Preferred - Complete knowledge of information lifecycle management, database design, markup languages and metadata fields and their application. Complete knowledge of search and retrieval technology. Complete knowledge of available tools for managing information.


Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Do you have experience working with technology in a library or related information management capacity?


TYPICAL EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Level 2 - Bachelor's degree and typically 3 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 1 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level 3 - Bachelor's and typically 6 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 4 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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