Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Created: August 23, 2012


Northridge, California 91330
Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian
Department: Technical Services
Effective Date of Appointment: February 1, 2013
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian Salary: Minimum salary of $57,084 for Senior
This is a 12-month tenure-track position. Assistant or $65,628 for Associate Librarian, and an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.


Required qualifications:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or its equivalent degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada. Two years of experience managing an integrated library system. Experience with link resolvers and e-resources management systems. Experience with OCLC and document delivery systems (Illiad preferred). Experience with programming languages (XHTML/CSS, PHP, XML, JavaScript, or another programming language). Experience in database design and management. Knowledge of MARC 21 format and ability to analyze MARC-related display and functionality problems. Familiarity with authentication systems in libraries. Knowledge of current trends and issues in library systems and in information technology. Demonstrated skills in managing systems. Strong leadership abilities, skill in managing projects, working with teams, providing application training and liaising with vendors. Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability and commitment to working with a diverse campus community. Capability and commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member in the California State University system.

Preferred qualifications:
Three years of professional experience in an academic library. Experience managing Innovative Interfaces Inc. Integrated Library System (Millennium). In-depth knowledge of MARC 21 format and Dublin Core metadata scheme. Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, formats and best practices. Experience with digital repositories (CONTENTdm, DSpace, etc.). Experience with implementation of a discovery system and integration of library technology into Learning Management Systems (such as Moodle). Experience and skills developing systems. Experience with providing reference service, library instruction, and training. Work in collaboration with the Director of Library Information Technology to provide support to the Library systems and technologies.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

The Oviatt Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate to join our innovative Library systems and technology team. In a team environment, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and supporting the Library’s III Millennium Integrated Library System (ILS); providing analysis of MARC and other metadata to facilitate import, export, and interoperability with other systems; guiding the creative integration of the ILS and future discovery systems with the Library's website, databases, OpenURL link resolver (SFX), campus systems and LMS Moodle; collaborating with the Library Systems Group, campus technology departments, staff, librarians and teaching faculty to design, promote and improve on-line access and integration of electronic resources with other library resources; initiating both the implementation and the awareness of new features that will enhance user success in finding and using digital content; promoting a broad understanding of current standards, issues, trends and real-world implementations of electronic resources management systems; and serving on Library, campus, regional and national organizations and initiatives

Application Deadline:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae and three current references. Position is open until filled.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Helen Heinrich, Chair/Technical Services Department
Oviatt Library
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8328

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse ethnic backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:
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