Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian

Westfield, MA
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Salary: $48,000.00-$56,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)
Created: November 5, 2019


General Statement of Duties: The Systems Librarian administers, develops, and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library. Appointment/rank based on work experience and academic credentials.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.
  • Monitor best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs.
  • Provide consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation, and general technology support.
  • Serve as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project.
  • Provide leadership in exploring new technologies and their application in serving the mission of the library.
  • Collaborate with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.
  • Participate in the library's reference and instructional services programs on an as-needed basis.
  • Participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of systems issues and implement the appropriate solution.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting.
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.

Last updated: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 08:05 UTC