Job Posting: Senior Systems Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

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Created: November 3, 2011


Senior Systems Librarian

Brandeis University, a private research university in the metropolitan Boston area, seeks an experienced, innovative and service-oriented Senior Systems Librarian to serve as an integral member of the library systems team. The primary responsibility of the position is to implement, develop and support complex software systems for the Libraries. The Senior Systems Librarian will serve as the primary administrator and support person for a variety of commercial and open source systems, and develop, maintain and enhance integration between library systems, other campus systems and cloud services.

Responsibilities include: * Providing administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library systems, including but not limited to the integrated library system, link resolver, proxy server, federated search system, archives management system, interlibrary loan management system * Developing integration between library systems, other campus systems and cloud services * Providing project management and oversight of technical operations, in partnership with the Manager of Library Systems * Performing ad-hoc scripting, report writing and data munging

Qualifications include: * Master's degree in library science or related field and 3-5 years demonstrated experience administering library systems, preferably in an academic setting. Relevant work experience may be substituted for some of the required education. * Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems, Apache, and relational databases * Proficiency with HTML and XML, Javascript, Perl (or PHP), SQL * Experience maintaining and supporting library automated systems and resources, especially including, but not limited to, Aleph, Metalib, SFX, EZProxy, ILLiad. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills ; ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and vendors * Strong analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills for complex applications

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic, with a strong interest in exploring and implementing emerging technologies and innovative services. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out complex projects. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain library systems, knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology, knowledge of contemporary web design and development, and project management abilities.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at Job ID 520056

Closing Statement: Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.


Published: Thursday, November 3, 2011 11:03 UTC

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