Job Posting: Systems Librarian, Vanderbilt University (search re-opened)

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Created: September 28, 2007



*DESCRIPTION*: Provides technology and computer support for the Vanderbilt Library. The major areas of responsibility include developing, maintaining and assisting in the enhancement of interfaces to web-enabled database applications (currently implemented in perl, PHP, and MySQL). The position also helps establish and maintain guidelines (coding standards, version control, etc.) for the development of new applications in support of library patrons, staff, and faculty across the university. This position will also provide first line backup for Unix system administration. Other duties and assignments will be negotiated based on the successful candidate's expertise, team needs, and library priorities.

The person in this position will be involved in various project teams, occasionally in a leadership role, and library committees. This position also works closely with several other systems librarians, our automation coordinator, and our web coordinator. While technical competence is critical, a thorough understanding of libraries and library goals and values is equally important to successfully filling the role.

*QUALIFICATIONS*: Required for this position are: an MLS from an ALA accredited program plus two years' full time technical support experience, excellent communications and organizational skills, ability to learn new technical skills quickly, ability to meet deadlines; customer service-oriented with ability to work effectively with computer users at all levels of technical competence; ability to work flexibly and collaboratively within a team composed of librarians and library technology professionals; experience working in a higher education, research organization, or library environment; strong problem-solving and analytical skills; Unix system administration experience; two years' database programming experience with SQL, perl, PHP, or Java; knowledge of object-oriented analysis and design.

*ENVIRONMENT*: Vanderbilt University consists of ten schools and colleges with an enrollment of over 11,000. The Jean & Alexander Heard Library system has a collection of over 3 million volumes in eight libraries and a staff of over 200. Vanderbilt University is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and SOLINET. The library is highly automated with an online system based on Sirsi software. Library Information Technology Services is a team-based unit. The team works collaboratively with the libraries to facilitate effective computing and provide leadership in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of technology services for library users.

*COMPENSATION*: Salary negotiable, commensurate with experience. Benefits are those applicable to exempt employees of Vanderbilt University, including health care insurance; retirement plan options; a tuition discount program; and paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

*APPLICATIONS*: Preference will be given to applications received by November 2, 2007 and review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Please apply online at ** <>. Refer to requisition number RMB57648.


Published: Friday, September 28, 2007 16:21 UTC

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