Systems Librarian

Wayne, NJ
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Created: November 14, 2017


Systems Librarian

David & Lorraine Cheng Library

Posting Date: November 9, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled


William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.


Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.


William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration

•             Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.

•             Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.

•             Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.

•             Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.

•             Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees

•             Participates in departmental and User Education programs.

•             Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.




Ideal candidate must possess the following:

•             ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).

•             At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.

•             A second graduate degree is required for tenure.

•             Experience working with databases and SQL.

•             Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.

•             Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.

•             Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.

•             Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.


Preferred Qualifications:

•             Second graduate degree 

•             System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).


Invitation to apply:


Please click to Apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

•             Complete an application

•             Submit a cover letter & CV

•             Provide names/contacts of three professional references.  


Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney at


William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.


Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 15:26 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 15:26 UTC