Senior Systems Librarian

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Created: July 31, 2017


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 implemented.

- Responsible for providing leadership in partnership with the Manager
of Library Systems in planning new initiatives, and for facilitating
communication between the Libary 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 Networks & Systems 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 Networks & Systems 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 Technology
Services 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; Back-up core
function of systems in the library and be available for on-call

- Responsible for working with library 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
- 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 applications.
- Proficiency with relational databases, database back-ended applications
- 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 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. Click the job title and
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*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


Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 04:20 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 04:20 UTC