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Created: February 6, 2015


Systems Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library

Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Warren Hunting Smith Library invites applications for a Systems Librarian to join its team of dedicated staff. This position reports to the College Librarian and leads the Library's implementation of a broad range of information systems. Responsibilities include the Library's integrated management system (Voyager), web presence, and a variety of commercial and locally developed online tools. Additionally, this position takes the collaborative lead with other library staff to enhance and develop the delivery of content and services, while acting as a liaison to other academic support units on campus concerning the integration of library content and services. This position offers a unique opportunity to join an experienced team of librarians in a dynamic environment; the successful candidate will be a creative and motivated librarian with a strong commitment to facilitating the use of technology in a diverse community engaged in teaching and scholarship.


Relevant work experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and develop collaborative partnerships. A demonstrated knowledge of database design, web-authoring tools, structured markup and common scripting languages is desired. Prefer knowledge of Unix/Linux (and applicable system administration), SQL, ColdFusion and JavaScript/JQuery. Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references via Interfolio at Alternatively, If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly  selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.


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