Position Available: Clemson University Libraries

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Created: July 8, 2008


Clemson University seeks an energetic, creative, service-oriented and technologically-savvy librarian to be an integral part of the newly established Digital Initiatives and Information Technology Unit. This unit will undertake projects in digitization, institutional repository development, e-science and local integrated library system enhancement. The Systems Librarian is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank. Clemson library faculty members participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision-making environment, and are encouraged to be active in university service and professional organizations.

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Unit Head for Digital Initiatives and Information Technology, administers and provides operational and user support for Innovative Interfaces' Millennium, the Libraries' ILS; in consultation with public service units, maintains OPAC interface; serves as contact person with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Monitors daily status of applications, upgrades software when needed, and coordinates with other campus offices and systems.

Hires, directs and evaluates systems staff who provide Libraries' desktop, server, and application support, and who manage the joint Libraries/Computer Center Help Desk.

To further information technology service and integration with the Libraries and campus computing, the Systems Librarian is a member of the Libraries' User Services Group and relevant campus committees, and seeks opportunities to collaborate with university, statewide and national information initiatives.

Maintains current knowledge of library technology trends, including open-source software development, and is active in relevant professional organizations.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

* ALA-accredited master's degree (or foreign equivalent as determined by ALA-recommended procedures) * Minimum of two years of experience supporting an integrated library system in a medium to large library environment * Minimum of one year of recent experience supervising and mentoring staff * Demonstrated knowledge of information technology standards, protocols, issues and trends * Experience in developing and sustaining IT projects; knowledge of web design and tools for web editing (i.e. Dreamweaver/Photoshop) * Strong organizational, analytical, and communication (oral and written) skills * Demonstrated understanding of MARC and related XML standards

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

* Experience with Innovative Interfaces' Millennium system * Two years of recent management experience in an IT environment * Experience working with consortia, campus IT or other large IT organization * Experience working with UNIX, Linux and Windows servers * Knowledge of one or more scripting or programming languages * Experience working with relational databases * Knowledge of FRBR * Previous experience in an academic library setting

Salary and Benefits:

Minimum $50,000; rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University offers up to six credit hours to employees each semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity

Library: Clemson University Libraries employs 30 librarians and over 70 support staff. For more information about the Libraries and its services, see http://www.lib.clemson.edu.

Location: Clemson University, South Carolina's technologically-oriented land grant institution, has approximately 17,000 students, 39 doctoral degree programs, 71 masters degrees, and a wide range of undergraduate academic programs. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 miles from Greenville, SC and within 3 hours driving time of either Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA. For more information, see http://www.clemson.edu.

Application process: Submit a letter of interest directly addressing the requirements for the position, your résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Gordon Cochrane Chair, Systems Librarian Search Committee RM Cooper Library Box 343001 Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-3001

Phone (864) 656-1535 Fax (864) 656-0758

This information may also be submitted electronically as a single attachment in Word, PDF, or RTF format to gmcochr@clemson.edu. Applications postmarked by August, 1st 2008 will be given first consideration. Candidates invited for on-site interviews will give a 20-minute presentation to library faculty and staff.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.



Gordon Cochrane

Electronic Services Librarian | Web Manager

Clemson University Libraries | gmcochr@clemson.edu



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