Position: Endeca Implementation Librarian (Research Triangle Park, NC)

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Created: February 22, 2007


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POSITION: TRLN Endeca Implementation Librarian *12-month Fixed Term Appointment*

AVAILABLE: March 1, 2007

The Triangle Research Libraries Network seeks a motivated, innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable individual to work with the member libraries to develop a next-generation consortial library catalog. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work with talented staff across four research institutions. The new catalog will be based on the award-winning Endeca Information Access Platform and will greatly enhance access to the combined TRLN resources.

The TRLN Endeca Implementation Librarian will serve as technical lead for the implementation of a shared library catalog across the collections of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Duke University, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University. The Implementation Librarian will work directly with cross-institutional teams to identify data and user interface requirements, and with technical staff at Endeca to implement the capabilities of the system. The Implementation Librarian will also be responsible for building back-end server processes and developing the front-end user interface (Java).

QUALIFICATIONS Required • ALA-accredited Masters degree or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience • Experience programming with Java • Experience developing web sites including XHTML, CSS, and Javascript • Knowledge of library metadata formats, particularly MARC • Facility with Unix/Linux operating system in a server environment • Working knowledge of a scripting language • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment

Preferred • Experience creating Java web applications using a JSP/Java Bean/Servlet framework • Experience with Perl scripting language • Demonstrated project management skills • Familiarity with integrated library systems

TRIANGLE RESEARCH LIBRARIES NETWORK Founded in 1977 and based on cooperation among academic research libraries of the Research Triangle dating back to 1933, Triangle Research Libraries Network is a resource-sharing consortium consisting of Duke University, North Carolina Central University (NCCU), North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill). The libraries of the four institutions encompass collections of professional schools in business, law, and health sciences, in addition to major research resources in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, sciences, and technology. The member libraries have combined holdings approaching twelve million volumes, employ over a thousand staff, and have budgets totaling in excess of sixty million dollars.

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARIES The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts the TRLN offices and is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law; and the Library collections include over 5.7 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET.

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are each less than a half-day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

SALARY AND BENEFITS This is a twelve-month fixed term appointment with the possibility of a one year renewal. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2007. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

TO APPLY Applications may be submitted electronically or in print. Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: TRLN Endeca Implementation Librarian c/o Tiffany Allen, Personnel Librarian The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill CB #3900, 213 Davis Library Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890 Tiffany_Allen@unc.edu

--------------------------------------------- Emily Lynema Systems Librarian for Digital Projects Information Technology, NCSU Libraries 919-513-8031 emily_lynema@ncsu.edu

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