Workflow Automation Analyst

New York City
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Created: March 3, 2016


New York University Libraries seek a skilled and knowledgeable professional for a Workflow Automation Analyst position in Knowledge Access and Resource Services (KARMS).  The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the management of batch cataloging program(s). The incumbent will implement, document, evaluate, routinize, and decentralize automated processing workflows; analyze and maintain scripts used in metadata processing, transformation, and ingest; and collaborate with colleagues to optimize integrated workflows. They will assist in the execution of various projects that will analyze and quantify risk, develop improvements and sustain efficiency and effectiveness across different functional areas. In consultation with KARMS department heads and supervisors, they will implement a coordinated strategy for NYU Libraries print and electronic Collections including overseeing catalog record supply chains, multiple processing streams, and knowledge base management activities. They will also coordinate the distribution of workflows for metadata management to Resource Management staff and work on a wide variety of projects that support business needs and improvement opportunities. 

Qualifications/Required Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science, library science, or related field. 

Required Experience: Minimum of 3 years related experience or combination of education and experience; demonstrated experience in developing and implementing complex workflows; Experience in cataloging and bibliographic control; experience performing data analysis on a variety of data formats 

Preferred Experience: Experience with one or more of the suite of Ex Libris products (Primo, Aleph, Metalib, SFX); in-depth experience with library discovery and access systems in an academic or research library; experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, bash, Python, or Ruby; experience with XML and XSLT; experience working in Linux/Unix server environments. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Knowledge of database architecture and SQL; Knowledge of MARC, AACR2, and RDA; excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and establish appropriate priorities; ability to work productively on cross departmental teams. Demonstrated ability to document workflows and teach others 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.): Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, ONIX; knowledge of library technology protocols such as OAI-PMH, Z39.5-, and SRU/W; experience with Lucene/Solr. 

New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. The NY School of Interior Design, New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society also participate in use of the ILS. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

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NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer. 

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