Sr. Systems Librarian

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Created: January 18, 2017


Sr. Systems Librarian (Job ID: 525826)

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Systems Librarian to be
responsible for administration and configuration of library systems, web
sites and applications.

Key Responsibilities:

● Responsible for implementation, support and maintenance of
campus-wide library systems and applications, including but not limited to
Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, Dspace and other systems as

● Responsible for providing leadership in partnership with the Manager
of Library Systems in planning new initiatives, and for facilitating
communication between the LTS technical staff and non-technical staff.

● Responsible for enhancing library systems and applications, and
implementing and facilitating integration of library systems and
interoperability between library systems, other campus systems, and cloud

● Responsible for execution of all phases of projects to implement,
administer, configure, support and document the library systems; assist the
Manager of Library Systems in planning and coordinating such projects;
working with NetSys group to maintain and support the library servers;
providing back-up support to the Manager of Library Systems.

● Responsible for operational activities including configuring,
troubleshooting and upgrading library systems, software and peripherals;
installing modules and software related to the library systems including,
but not limited to, Exlibris software systems, digital asset management

● Responsible for providing technical leadership, planning,
architecture, design and methodology for library systems initiatives and
implementations; in partnership with NetSys defining library systems
specifications, planning and implementing data and digital asset
preservation; analyzing workflow and recommending process changes ; creating
internal system and training staff on library application and processes;
keeping current with technology developments and applications.

● Develops and documents software programs to facilitate
interoperability between systems; works within established LTS software
development framework to develop software programs using standards and best
practices; automates data loads and feeds to and from the library systems;
other scripting as needed.

● Analyzes users' data, application and reporting needs to design
processes and best practices; assists users with ad hoc report creation;
scripting for data transformation and reporting. Responsible for developing
and enhancing interfaces for user-facing services.

● Responsible for supporting and maintaining all library systems and
services as backup for the Manager of Library Systems and the Systems
Librarian for E-Resources; Back-up core function of systems in the library
and be available for on-call

● Responsible for working with LTS staff and university community on
planning for, implementing and administering systems for the public
discovery, storage and preservation of digital materials.



* MLS or MSI degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher
* 5-7 years experience with library digital repositories; experience
developing and managing library systems (Alma, Primo)
* Proficiency with Perl (or PHP), SQL, HTML, XML required; May train
others in functional area and interact with others across University and/or
* Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublic Core
* Strong organizational, communication, customer service and
interpersonal skills
* Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students. May make
presentations to stakeholders
* Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Recommend and
support the Manager of library system to make decision on process and
workflow changes
* Experience with open source software, applications, web tools and
new technology
* Ability to work with various constituencies and facilitate
collaboration between them


* Strong knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
* Experience supporting campus-wide enterprise systems including
integrated library systems, link resolvers, proxy servers, federated
searching, digital asset management tools, electronic resource management
* Strong technical and troubleshooting skills for complex
* Proficiency with relational databases, database back-ended
* Experience with scripting languages and using APIs; experience with
CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT and harvesting standards
* Experience in a research library or academic library
* Experience with some UX/usability testing methods
* Experience in teaching library staff using new software/tools

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
<> Elect option for
"External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column
heading. Locate the desired job listing by Job ID. Click the job title and
then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to
apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any
applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

How to apply


Jenny Jing

Manager, Library Systems

Brandeis University Library



Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:56 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:56 UTC