Full time Remote / Telecommute

Systems Librarian

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Created: December 19, 2022


The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a dynamic individual to work across our four campuses and the State Historical Society of Missouri as a Systems Librarian. The position reports through MU, but campus location and remote work options are negotiable.

The University of Missouri System supports more than 70,000 students across four universities and serves all 114 counties. In addition to its four campuses—the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) and the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)—the UM System is comprised of a statewide health care system, multiple research parks and incubators, agricultural research stations, and a vast network of small business and technology development centers, extension centers, telehealth network sites and MOREnet sites.

Summary Description

The Systems Librarian will work across the four campuses and the State Historical Society of Missouri to maintain the integrity of the library platform and to develop and implement FOLIO system enhancements. This will include the technical functions of managing data integration and API access; coordinating data loads, setting priorities for system upgrades, communicating with appropriate vendors, and coordinating with the campuses to update and standardize the discovery layers. The position will report to the Director of Digital Initiatives.

Description of Duties:

-  Engage in the FOLIO Community; stay updated on FOLIO development (upgrades, hotfixes, roadmap)
-  Manage 3rd party FOLIO integrations and API access/use to ensure data integrity
-  Coordinate and schedule FOLIO dry-run testing and upgrades, collaborating with -  Missouri State University and other hosted libraries as needed.
-  Coordinate with campuses to report issues in FOLIO Jira for the UM System and liaison with EBSCO and the FOLIO community on resolutions.
-  Coordinate data loads and exports and the demand on system, i.e., monitor performance
-  Create and maintain ILS-related documentation (Confluence); liaise with Functional Support Librarian on needed documentation
- Primary responsibility for shared settings and configurations
-  Work with others to meet reporting needs (i.e., queries of data, but not to create visuals)
-  Coordinate with campuses to update and standardize discovery layers
-  Work with site coordinators to facilitate regular meetings, set priorities, and work on enhancements for system
-  Liaison to cross campus committees on Circulation, Acquisitions, and Cataloging to coordinate and communicate issues and updates


Required Qualifications:
•             A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional library experience is also required.

Applicants will be evaluated on:

•             Commitment to working with and learning APIs and related software tools/scripting languages to extract, manipulate and report data (JSON).
•             Project management skills
•             Familiarity with library metadata schema (MARC, RDA) and linked data
•             Experience with APIs, batch processing scripting (Python, JavaScript, etc.) and JSON
•             Experience with systems deployment and configuration, particularly ILS platforms.
•             Demonstrated ability to coordinate policies and workflows with diverse stakeholders.
•             Experience using a ticketing system like JIRA


Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Remote work options are negotiable.

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500
  • Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500
  • Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf

Application Materials

A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded

Application Deadline

Application review begins January 31, 2023, but will accept applications until position is filled.

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