Systems Librarian

Rochester, NY
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Created: April 8, 2015


  Position Description and Responsibilities:  Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Systems Librarian, available July 2015.  This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for leadership in selecting, developing, implementing, managing, maintaining, and assessing the library’s digital services and systems.  Responsibilities include providing leadership and advice regarding selection of the library’s services and systems software; maintaining and managing the software and serving as liaison to the vendors; and managing access to and use of the library’s electronic information resources, including reference and e-books/collections.  In addition, the Systems Librarian will serve as the primary liaison with the Information Technology Services (ITS) staff in maintaining and upgrading technology in multiple areas of the library; will coordinate with ITS, Brand and Marketing Communications, and the library faculty in maintaining and enhancing the library web site; and will strive to learn emerging technologies and technology-based strategies that enhance research, learning, and patron service.

The Systems Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of ten library staff committed to delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology.  Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating.  A student constituency in excess of 1,900 includes resident, commuter, and distance/online learner populations.

Qualifications:  Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program, preferably with technology emphasis; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity; evidence of technical aptitude, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Successful candidate must have experience or at least evidence of proficiency with library systems administration (Ex Libris Voyager experience a plus), library software applications, web site design and development, electronic resource management, office software, and library applications of social technology.  Training or other evidence of proficiency with such programming languages and coding systems as UNIX, SQL, html, and xml is an asset.  Professional-level library work experience desirable, preferably in an academic library. 

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015, and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.   A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at ).  Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:
Ms. Esther Gillie, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY  14624-1997
For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Ms. Gillie at:

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Esther Gillie

systems librarian


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