Systems & Digitization Librarian

Bronx, New York
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Salary:  $75,000 -$80,000
Created: March 14, 2023


Basic Job Functions

The Systems & Digitization Librarian manages the day-to-day technical support as well as the lifecycle of the Library’s systems, applications, hardware and web services, the digital asset management systems, and collections management applications; coordinates the planning, evaluation and implementation of the Library’s electronic resources; recommends, configures, and provides support for new and emerging technologies and processes. The Librarian also manages the Library’s Digitization Program.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Manages, implements, and troubleshoots systems for optimal performance, usability and accessibility.
  2. Collect statistics for systems usage to assist with resource allocation, identify trends, improve metadata descriptions and gap analysis.
  3. Works with the IT Department, Library staff, and vendors to maintain the Library’s systems and services.
  4. Collaborates in the development, creation, promotion and assessment of Library Systems policies, procedures and best practices.
  5. Works with Library staff to develop and manage grant-funded digitization initiatives.
  6. Manages digital curation for long-term preservation and access of Mertz Library’s digital assets
  7. Responsible for maintenance, administration, and upkeep of Library website
  8. Oversees the management of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management Systems (ERMS) and hosted EZProxy authorizations software.
  9. Supports library staff in training and use of electronic resources, tools, software.
  10. Supervises Digital Imaging Technician, grant-funded project staff and volunteersQualification

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

•            Demonstrated knowledge of web technologies, including the creation and maintenance of websites using HTML and CSS

•            Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces or similar integrated library systems.

•            Knowledge of database administration, data modeling, SQL queries, and experience working with APIs.

•            Knowledge of current best practices in the field of digital curation.

•            Knowledge of Linux, FTP, secure shell (SSH) scripting.

•            Advanced knowledge of XML, and familiarity with the many XML-based metadata schemas and standards (including MARC, EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core.).

•            Comfortable with a Unix server environment, including the installation of software packages and setup, and configuration and troubleshooting of new applications

Last updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2023 20:58 UTC