Systems Librarian

Baton Rouge, LA
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Created: July 31, 2017


The Systems Librarian collaborates with a team of programmers and librarians in the Technology Initiatives Department, which uses Agile methods to organize work. He/she is responsible for the management of the LSU Libraries’ library services platforms, consisting of the integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony) and discovery service (EBSCO Discovery Service). He/she aids in the development and integration of LSU Libraries’ core services with other digital library systems, such as the Louisiana Digital Library and LSU Digital Commons, and works to ensure access to the Libraries’ electronic resources.

  • 60%: Serves as the administrator for the library services platform (LSP), consisting of the ILS and discovery service; Manages configuration of the LSP; Coordinates OPAC and discovery layer customizations and improvements; Works with the Libraries’ staff, the LOUIS consortium and the ILS vendor to develop the functionality of the library services platform; Coordinates testing and implementation of new releases of the ILS software; Coordinates problem reporting and troubleshooting; Creates staff accounts, and coordinates with LSU ITS to ensure patron data loads; Responsible for the security of the system and the integrity of the data within; Participates in training sessions, conferences and meetings related to system administration, and conducts training as needed; Assesses the effectiveness of the LSP and identifies existing and emerging needs.
  • 25%: Works with Technology Initiatives team in a highly collaborative, team based environment, primarily to develop integration of the library services platform and core library services with other library software being developed by the team, such as the Louisiana Digital Library based on Islandora, LSU Digital Commons (Digital Commons) and other innovative web applications; Works to automate and extend the functionality of core library services by using APIs and programmatic utilities.
  • 15%: Works to ensure access to electronic collections, such as databases, ebooks and ejournals through the administration of authentication methods such as EZproxy and full text linking services.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or relevant masters degree. One year of experience and specific experience supporting an integrated library system or discovery service or other collection management system; Knowledge of library standards, including MARC and XML; Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and library automation systems, such as EZproxy, MarcEdit, OpenURL link resolvers, OCLC WorldCat. 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with SirsiDynix Symphony; Experience with library cataloging and/or acquisitions experience; Knowledge of one or more general programming languages: PHP, Python, Perl, JavaScript; Working knowledge of XML and XSLT, particularly library specific applications - MARCXML, MODS, Dublin Core.

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