The Systems and Digital Services Librarian is part of the new Collections and Archives division at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The position is an important part of the university’s plan to create a library and archives unit that contributes to student success in a community-engaged metropolitan research university. This position administers the ILS and supports other campus library and archive information systems, contributes to the technology strategy and projects planning efforts of the division, supports the development of search and access systems, and assists with training and development efforts. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and support systems within the division, including integrated library system, proxy server, discovery layer, interlibrary loan, repositories and asset management systems, mobile apps and interfaces, and electronic course reserves systems.
- Responsible for development and maintenance of interfaces between application platforms, applications, and other systems; integration of locally-developed and third-party applications; providing functional support and training for all applications modules; and the creation of custom reports.
- Ensure the effective delivery of library services and applications by overseeing the design, installation, maintenance, documentation, security, upgrading, and troubleshooting of software, platforms, servers, and databases.
- Administer, configure, and optimize applications and their partner products, add-ons, and extensions.
- Work with vendors to establish parameters or solve problems.
- Generate reports and statistics.
- Assure data integrity and security.
- Oversee maintenance of connections with systems outside the division, including units within the university and partners outside the institution.
- Manage and support the Innovative Interfaces shared bibliographic database.
- Support the creation, redesign, and ongoing maintenance of the library’s websites and projects, plugins, and social media projects.
- Perform ongoing review, update and maintenance of library procedures and guidelines, aligning them with professional best practices, technological advances, trends in academic librarianship, and University standards.
- Assist in developing short-and long-term technical support and service plans that ultimately support the mission, goals, and objectives of the University.
- Research and recommend upgrades.
- Prepare budgets and project plans for purchase and deployment of equipment, software, expanding automation capabilities, and online access.
- Contribute to establishing short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures; create and implement strategies that support the University’s mission and its commitment to student success.
- Work closely with others in the division to ensure planning, implementation, and coordination of relevant services and applications.
- Provide technical advice, training, and assistance.
- Work with others to carry out policies and procedures,incorporating principles of teamwork with all organizational levels in the resolution, completion and follow-up of various responsibilities.
- Serve on University committees as assigned.
- Engage in scholarly, professional, and service activities, including publishing in peer-reviewed publications, participating in continuing education courses and professional organizations, attending seminars and workshops, reading current literature, and maintaining professional contacts in the community.
- Participates in university service and community activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience administering ILS and other library systems and applications.
- Familiarity with digital asset management systems, repository platforms, content management systems and platforms.
- Superior written and oral communications skills.
- Advanced and current knowledge of design, configuration, administration, management, security,operation, and documentation of Integrated Library Systems.
- Working knowledge of Windows (or Unix) server administration.
- Demonstrated evidence of successful planning and management of information technology projects like system upgrades or installation.
- Knowledge of cataloging and metadata principles, as well as MARC and OCLC record structures.
- Experience with software products used in libraries.
- Demonstrated experience with Illiad software.
- Knowledge of basic database principles, systems, and languages like Access, MySQL, SQL, etc.
- Experience with training or instruction.
- Ability to work independently and in groups.
- Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment.
- Experience managing technologies, including computer operating systems, database software, websites, proxy servers, and library-specific technologies, e.g. integrated library, interlibrary loan, and institutional repository systems.
How to apply
Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 16:13 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC