Systems Librarian

Seattle, WA
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Created: August 18, 2017


Salary: $46.90 - $57.01 Hourly

Job Type: Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME; Local 2083

This position regular status, full-time, FLSA non-exempt,position is open until filled; benefited and a member of the bargaining unit.  First review of applications to occur September 6th, 2017.

The Seattle Public Library is seeking a resourceful and collaborative Systems Librarian to join its Information Technology team.  Reporting to the Manager of Library Applications and Systems, the Systems Librarian will be part of a highly collaborative and efficient IT team, providing exemplar customer service to both library patrons and staff. The Systems Librarian serves as the lead administrator of the Library's Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Horizon) and the Library's discovery layer (BiblioCommons).   The Systems Librarian also provides lead support of other major vendor or locally developed applications, including EZProxy and a locally developed staff mobile ILS application. 

These systems include a series of customized workflows and applications; therefore, the Systems Librarian is expected to analyze training, documentation, and process needs and design and build appropriate library solutions working in concert with library staff in diverse roles throughout the library, including those in Technical and Public Services. The Systems Librarian serves as primary technical contact for these systems for library staff. 

Additionally, the Systems Librarian leads development and maintenance efforts for interfaces between these application platforms, applications, and other systems. They oversee integration of locally developed and third-party applications, providing functional support for these application modules, and the creation of custom reports from those systems.

The Seattle Public Library is Seattle's center of information and knowledge and one of the most popular and valued services in the city.  Library staff is highly regarded by the public for their knowledge, quality of service and caring. Staff members are committed to the Library's organizational values of respect, partnership, engagement, diversity and inclusion, transparency and recognition. In particular, they demonstrate respect, engage in partnerships, and are transparent in their communications and intentions. A strategic priority of the Library is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development.

The Library supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, the Library invites you to apply for this position.

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