Systems Librarian

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Created: September 24, 2012


Systems Librarian DJ-24824, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

About Us:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

Job Summary

The Systems Librarian will serve as a member of the Library’s staff, under the direction of the Library Director. In addition to providing support for general Library functions, the Librarian will, in concert with other members of Library staff, administer various library systems and servers, provide web development support and provide website content maintenance for the Library and Shared Resources.

Job Duties


Manage and administer Library systems, databases and applications:

- Including, but not limited to Linux/Unix, Apache, MySQL, PHP - LAMP Stacks - Keep current in trends in electronic Library resources and tools. Communicate developments in, and promotes state of the art applications of, electronic-based information resources. - Troubleshoot and work with Library staff, users and vendors to resolve technical issues (access problems, etc) - Contribute to various resource linking projects. - Maintain search functionality for Library and SR websites. - Work with other members of the team to identify, evaluate, plan, implement and maintain the online collection and tools. - Contribute to the application/system that handles all vendor information including, contacts, communications, licenses and contracts. - Participate in the Library’s annual budgeting and strategic planning - Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Library team’s Sharepoint site (document library, workflows, ticketing, calendaring, etc).

Web Development & Content Production/Editing

Provide web development, coding and scripting support on all Library systems:

- Maintain, improve, and theme the Library & Shared Resources Websites/properties - Support development of unique Web-based tools and resources tailored to meet the teaching, learning, communication and research needs of the Library and Shared Resources users and staff. - Perform coding/scripting to create and enhance the experience of the Library/Shared Resource’s digital assets as needed (with, for example, SQL, PHP, MySQL, scripting languages (i.e. javascript, perl and unix shell scripts), XHTML/XML, CSS) - Share responsibility for installing, maintaining, and modifying all modules and scripting in the Library and Shared Resources Drupal systems. - Act as a web author/editor for the Library & Shared Resources websites - Provide training and support to website users among the Library staff - Create and edit image files as needed.

Metrics & Reporting

- Compile and distribute routine reports on the metrics / statistics for various services and systems. - Contribute to the Library’s Git code repository. - Maintenance and creation of documentation related to all duties and systems.

Professional Development

Through self-directed, independent study and coursework, remain up-to-date in relevant skills and competencies, and maintain expert user level knowledge of Library databases, licensed content and tools.


Provide information desk coverage & assist patrons with Library use

- Provide training and troubleshooting service to individuals or groups of patrons on any Library applications, licensed resources or tools appropriate to our patron community needs. - Attend various staff and individual meetings. - Share responsibilities for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations (patron service, facility maintenance, staff supervision, etc.) with other librarians. This includes stepping forward to take on or delegate responsibilities, normally owned by other team members in their absence. - Other duties or projects as assigned, either individual or as part of a team.

Minimum Qualifications


- An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Librarianship (M.L.S./M.L.I.S) or a B.S. in Computer Science with Library work experience, or 1 year of experience as a Systems Librarian. - Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office, HTML, XML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, PHP, Perl, Drupal, Git or other version control systems, and Photoshop. - Experience as an administrator of Unix or Linux systems. - Experience with MacOSX and Windows operating systems. - Demonstrated evidence of successful management of technical projects. - Ability to accurately and efficiently manage a large volume of detailed work. - Accurate typing and data entry skills are necessary. - Willingness to contribute to the overall function and progress of the department, including providing service to library patrons via phone, email and information desk. - Outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, - Well established analytical and organizational skills. - Team-oriented with a proven commitment or experience with patron/customer service.

Desirable qualifications include:

- Experience with E-discovery and E-resource management systems (i.e. Serial Solutions) - Experience with Drupal - Experience with Sharepoint - Experience with Google Analytics - Interest in working with, and contributing to, open source software and the supporting communities

Salary, Benefits, and Work Schedule

Salary DOE + Excellent Benefits. Full-time position.

How to Apply:

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