Project Manager, Library Systems Migration

Reno, NV
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Created: October 4, 2019


Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a Project Manager, Library Systems Migration to lead a team planning and transitioning to Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo from Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra. This project is a major effort for the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries and will be a cooperative effort with involvement of library staff from all areas of the library, especially Technical Services and Access Services, and will require regular communication with the system vendor and library units. The project will involve a massive data migration, complex system configuration, revamping of many library workflows, and a comprehensive communications and training program for Library staff. The Project Manager will report to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Technical Services. Also, the Project Manager will be dedicated full-time to the project and will play a key role in project communications, scheduling and coordination of efforts across the Libraries and liaising with Campus IT units and the other Nevada System of Higher Education institutions who currently share a system with University of Nevada. The scope of the work will include early project planning, communications, and coordination through migration and cut over, and post cut over refinement and problem resolution.The candidate is expected to have knowledge of all record types within an Integrated Library System and have strong project management and organizational methodologies. Due to the wide-reaching nature of integrated library systems, the project manager will need to have well-developed interpersonal skills, being able to communicate complex functions and processes, lead groups to consensus, and collaborate effectively.  This is a two-year administrative faculty position. The anticipated start date is January 2020.  


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of professional experience or a Master’s degree and two (2) years of related professional work experience.  


Related experience  

Experience with the use and application of integrated library systems 

Experience with and extensive knowledge of the Sierra ILS 

Knowledge of Library Discovery layers 

Preferred Qualifications

Previous ILS migration experience 

Experience working in Ex Libris’ Alma and/or Primo 

Experience with back-end functionality in an ILS (configuring loan rules, import tables, etc.) 


Compensation Grade



Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program


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Full-Time Equivalent




Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.



Posting Close Time

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.



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Published: Friday, October 4, 2019 16:23 UTC

Last updated: Friday, October 4, 2019 16:23 UTC