Library Information Systems Analyst

Helena, Montana
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Created: January 8, 2015


 Interested in conducting systems analysis of web-based, digital services to improve access to the Montana State Library’s core collections of state publications, natural resource information, and professional library development material to meet the information needs of state agencies, Montana librarians and residents? MSL seeks someone to collaborate with other library staff to improve current technologies that deliver library content to discovery and delivery mechanisms, This person is also responsible for cataloging, metadata, authority control, quality control, knowledge of changing metadata standards, knowledge of automatic indexing and metadata processes, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of data related to MSL materials. Applications must be received by December 7, 2014 to be considered for the first round of screenings. If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date. UPDATE: JANUARY 6, 2015. Now accepting applications with a cutoff of January 19, 2015 to be guaranteed consideration. Please note that MSL is not able to sponsor a visa at this time so all candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a permanent basis when they apply.

Duties:This position is responsible for providing library systems analysis, cataloging and metadata analysis, and user support. Some of the specific duties are as follows: • Conduct business process analyses and feasibility studies to determine effective, cost-efficient methods to automate library processes and to enhance system applications. • Review application development objectives; meet with users; participate in library process reviews; determine system requirements for development, and assess and advise management on cost, staff time, and available resources to ensure that system development, enhancement and modification proposals are feasible. • Research, recommend, and implement with library IT staff new digital library services through an iterative process based on performance, usability, and sustainability. • Serve as the primary resource person for the Montana State Library in cataloging, metadata, and indexing standards and best practices for all library resources. • Maintain the integrity of the state library online catalog. • Adopt or establish name, subject and geographic name authorities; create call numbers, subject headings, standardized thesauri, and controlled vocabularies. • Serve as LIS lead for web content management, disaster recovery, and usability testing. Maintain appropriate web development documentation. • With MSL IT and Statewide Library Resources staff, provide internal support for all library computer applications including: software, databases, networks, and content management systems that are part of library services and other web applications used by library staff and users. • Develop user documentation to provide accurate and complete information and procedures for user training and other system specifications. Translate IT terms for users. Develop and implement on-line help tools.

Competencies:Areas of required knowledge, skill or experience include professional library principles, practices, and materials, cataloging/metadata using MARC, Dublin Core, RDA, creating call numbers and authority records, proxy and authentication services, systems analysis, design, and testing, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work individually and collaboratively, and commitment to user-focused services. Areas of preferred knowledge, skill or experience include government information issues associated with preservation and access, best practices for digitization and electronic resource acquisition and management, integrated library systems, HTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, JavaScript, Python, APIs, scripting languages, Windows Server, and relational database systems, e.g. Oracle/SQL Server.

Education/Experience:A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program OR a bachelor's degree in information systems or a related field. 3 to 4 years of job related work experience is preferred and in some cases may be substituted for the degree requirement.

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