Systems & Technology Librarian

Laredo, TX
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Salary: $52,000
Created: February 17, 2022


Job Description

The Systems & Technology Librarian, under general supervision, will provide support for library systems, provide leadership in the implementation of new and emerging technologies within the library, and serve as the liaison to the Office of Information Technology.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, evaluate, recommend, test, and implement new technologies.
  • Plan, develop, troubleshoot, and coordinate digital tools, software and other library technology.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and engage in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in emerging technologies, digital tools, and software solutions.
  • Develop strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain and update EZProxy to ensure off campus access to digital resources.
  • Maintain the library services platform.
  • Provide systems support for all library systems, software, and technology.
  • Create content and maintain the library’s website.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Information Technology and other academic departments.
  • Attend meetings, participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • Education – Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience - Two years related experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining web sites including familiarity with HTML, CSS and/or Javascript.
  • Experience managing and/or implementing a library services platform.
  • Demonstrated project management skills. 


Knowledge and Abilities   


Knowledge of:

  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. 
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries


Ability to:

  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Work independently and as part of a team.


Licensing / Professional Certification – None.


Physical Requirements – None.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Supervision of Others


This position may supervise employees.


Other Requirements

  • Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.


Starting Salary: $52,000


First review of applications will be March 14, 2022. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

Last updated: Thursday, February 17, 2022 16:01 UTC