Position posting: Library Systems Analyst

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Created: February 22, 2007


Library Systems Analyst, Stanford's Lane Medical Library ------------------------------------------------------------------

The Library Systems Analyst will implement and maintain library technologies for Lane Medical Library to support the School of Medicine’s research, education and patient care missions. The ideal candidate will support data migration and reporting activities, and play an active role in the development and deployment of new services and technologies. The Library Systems Analyst will report to the Associate Director for Knowledge Integration and work cross-functionally across the library and with IRT Systems Development and Data Center staff to insure accurate and timely data and seamless digital library services.

Responsibilities * Deploy and support integrative systems components for the Voyager ILS (catalog, circulation, patron, and acquisitions modules), SFX link resolver, ILLiad (document delivery), EZproxy, and similar library systems. * Create and maintain data interfaces to extract, reformat, and import data between local and external applications, e.g., patron data, usage statistics, bibliographic data, acquisitions data, authority and vocabulary control data using relevant data migration tools including XSLT and Java. * Design methods and create programs to analyze print and digital collections for decision making. Produce statistical reports using data from library systems, scanned barcode logs and other data as appropriate. Extract and import statistical data between systems to create reports. * Contribute to collaborative web development projects, implementing designs by creating prototypes using JavaScript, XML XSLT, CSS and XHTML.

Qualifications * Bachelors Degree in Information Technology with relevant experience in the information industry or libraries. * MS in Library and Information Science with relevant experience in programming and data manipulation highly desired. * Minimum of three years related experience required. * Extensive knowledge of techniques & tools to integrate and manipulate library tools used for catalog, link resolution, patron data, circulation, document services, remote access authentication, learning content management, extraction from and manipulation of data between and among systems. * Understanding of or experience with an Integrated Library System, preferably Voyager, SFX or another link resolver program, ILLiad or other user request programs. * Integrative programming experience with UNIX file editing (vi, sed, awk), Perl, CGI scripting, XML, XSLT, and data registries. * Web development experience with HTTP, XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Apache Cocoon experience desired. * Understanding of relational database management systems (Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL) and extraction/manipulation of relational data using SQLand Java technologies. Understanding of the MARC record structure and its programmatic manipulation using technologies like MARC/Perl or MARC4J strongly preferred. * Experience in working with a wide variety of metadata and usage tracking formats to analyze various data streams. Experience with statistical data manipulation desired. * Experience in translating user specifications and implementing effective solutions and ability to follow timelines and complete multiple projects for more than one project manager. * Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and personal initiative. * Ability to work with cross-discipline library and knowledge management teams to achieve common goals. * Highly responsive and able to act independently in support of library systems. * Knowledge of trends in library automation systems is desired. * Experience in biomedical libraries is a plus.

All applications for this position must go through http://jobs.stanford.edu/index.html ; search for keyword "24178".

-- Ryan Max Steinberg Associate Director for Knowledge Integration Lane Medical Library, L109 Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA 94305-5123 650.723.7505


Published: Thursday, February 22, 2007 08:48 UTC

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