Systems Librarian, Libraries and Cultural Resources

Calgary, AB
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Created: February 21, 2019


Libraries and Cultural Resources at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time Continuing position as Systems Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The anticipated start date is May 1, 2019.

Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, taking into account relevant advanced degrees, quality and length of experience and quality and length of other related experience.

Libraries and Cultural Resources (LCR) is a leader in the development of innovative information resources and services, locally, nationally and internationally. In a converged environment, it successfully incorporates the resources and services of libraries, institutional and research archives, rare books and special collections, art galleries, and a university press to provide outstanding support for scholarship, learning, and the creation of knowledge.

This is an incredibly exciting time as LCR invests in its technological infrastructure and seeks new and innovative ways to actualize the digital in the Taylor Family Digital Library. In the past two years, LCR has implemented a new library management system and a new institutional repository. Currently LCR is seeking a digital asset management solution and a system for the University Press. Innovative user centric approaches such as book lockers are being sought and implemented. The use and application of artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important. 

The Systems Librarian will play a central role in identifying and implementing innovative strategic solutions, with responsibility for providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire campus. As a member of the Technology, Discovery and Digital Services team, the Systems Librarian oversees, monitors, and administers both the functional and technical components of the LCR systems, including Ex Libris Alma/Primo, AtoM, ContentDM, EMuseum, Library Archival System, and others.   

The Systems Librarian is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of these services.  The incumbent actively works with stakeholders across the Library to assess, further develop, and enhance services, optimize routines and functionality to improve staff workflows and the user experience in public interfaces as well as explore opportunities to increase departmental efficiency and broader adoption. The Systems Library needs to be able to effectively communicate across technology specialists, subject specialists and be able to translate technical information for non technical specialists.

The incumbent is expected to maintain awareness of developing tools for discovery and delivery and to contribute to the development of long term strategic direction for the Libraries.

As an academic staff position, appropriate participation and involvement in scholarship, teaching and service is expected.

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How to apply


Susan Powelson, Associate University Librarian
Libraries and Cultural Resources
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
by email to

CONTENTdm Ex Libris Alma Library Management Service systems librarian


Published: Thursday, February 21, 2019 19:09 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, February 21, 2019 19:09 UTC