Systems and Discovery Librarian

Davidson, NC
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Created: April 17, 2023


Working in collaboration across library teams, you will provide robust support and help shape strategic directions for library systems and services including Davidson’s library services platform (currently Ex Libris’ Alma), discovery system (currently Primo), and digital asset management system (currently Alma Digital). Using your expertise in systems and metadata management, you will play a key role in facilitating discovery and delivery of the library’s collection, and in enhancing and improving library workflows.

In this position, you will:

  • Serve as lead administrator for the library services platform, discovery system, information management systems, and digital asset management systems, leading configuration, user administration, and policy creation across teams.

  • Provide support, troubleshooting, training, and guidance for staff for Alma and related library systems. Support analytics and queries to generate insight into library materials, usage, circulation, space, and consortial commitments.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and with external vendors on Alma imports and exports, and partners with library colleagues on other metadata initiatives. Monitor and provide quality control over staff- and third party-provided metadata.

  • Develop integrations between library systems such as Primo, ArchivesSpace and LibGuides to support discovery and enhance the user experience. 

  • Serve as principal technical liaison with campus representatives and vendors for library discovery and related systems. 

  • Support integration of interlibrary loan and document delivery management systems (currently ILLiad.)

  • Explore, evaluate, recommend, and implement new technologies and web applications to advance library strategic goals and enhance patron services.

  • Collaborate closely with colleagues within the library, in Technology & Innovation (T&I), and across campus on library systems and services. Serve on a variety of working groups and cross-functional teams that focus on discovery of and access to library and information resources, as well as broader committees and working groups across the library’s partnerships and consortial relationships.

  • Participate in the overall development of the library’s efforts to provide expertise, space, resources, and services for research, access to, and creation of information to support our community.


Published: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:52 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2023 16:52 UTC