Systems and Analytics Librarian
The Systems Librarian leads a unit responsible for the library’s ongoing technical infrastructure administration. The Systems Librarian will use various open-source and proprietary technologies to provide the best possible experience for users seeking, accessing, and maintaining the information in our library systems.
Key Responsibilities of the Position
- Lead the unit responsible for managing the library’s systems, which includes the day-to-day operation and support of the following: the library’s LSP (FOLIO); the servers and configurations for Nagios, EZproxy, VuFind, Matomo, DSpace, Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Monograph Press (OMP); ILLiad configuration and upgrades; and Veeam, the systems’ data backup solution.
- Supervise, manage, and conduct regular evaluations of administrative staff. Facilitate training and professional development to advance staff skills supporting the unit’s activities.
- Advise the CDM Chair in articulating a user-centered, holistic vision to meet current and emerging information needs, technology, and new collection/content building and delivery models. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and vendors to develop, coordinate, and implement policies and practices within the LSP (FOLIO).
- Plan, implement, and evaluate operations; establish policies and procedures; manage resources; ensure clear communication with stakeholders; and set unit priorities.
- Participate in devising long-term strategic plans for the ongoing development of information technology, keeping pace with current standards and emerging trends within the academic library profession.
- Develop or modify API scripts as needed for data retrieval and system integrations. Create and maintain local documentation on library systems management.
- Collaborate with library faculty and staff on developing and delivering user-centered and technology-supported collections, projects, and services.
- Assist in collecting statistics, analytics, and usage data. Provide summaries of historical and current data reporting on library operations and activities.
A Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program is required. An MLS close to completion will be considered. ABD will be considered if close to completion. For contract renewal, an MLS degree must be earned no later than March 31, 2024.
A Master's in Information Systems and at least one year of experience working with library systems/technology is required either in a library setting or in a library vendor setting.
A Master's in Computer Science and at least one year of experience working with library systems/technology is required either in a library setting or in a library vendor setting.
Please visit https://careers.mtsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497383/systems-librarian-collection-development-and-management-tenuretrack-faculty for the full job description.
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Published: Thursday, May 18, 2023 17:32 UTC
Last updated: Thursday, May 18, 2023 17:32 UTC