Position Available: Systems Librarian - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs NY (Search Extended)

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Created: July 14, 2008


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Skidmore College seeks a creative, service-oriented Systems Librarian to provide leadership for library technology projects and digital initiatives in the Scribner Library. The Systems Librarian participates in the Library's strategic planning activities, helps to guide the overall direction of technology implementation in the library, develops and maintains library systems, and participates in reference, instruction, and departmental liaison activities. In addition, the Systems Librarian will be a key player in the development of Digital Assets Management initiatives at the college.



* Develop and administer a comprehensive technology plan that is integrated with the Library's strategic plan; recommend policies; plan upgrades; be responsible for the Library's ILS (Ex Libris Voyager), catalog (AquaBrowser), and other production systems (e.g. ILLiad). * Stay abreast of emerging technologies, and collaborate with the library faculty and staff to develop new technology projects. * Serve as liaison with Skidmore's IT department. * Represent the library in professional organizations and campus committees. * Supervises the Library Systems Analyst in supporting and developing a variety of applications.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; a background in information technology, programming, or equivalent experience; advanced knowledge of emerging technologies and their impacts on academic libraries; experience working with a broad set of technologies, including programming and database management experience; solid knowledge of HTML and common web technologies; capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a rapidly changing environment; ability to work effectively in a team environment; a demonstrated interest in professional activities, including participation in local, state, and national organizations.


Desirable: 2 years full time experience working as a professional librarian in an academic library; a commitment to exploring how emerging technologies, including Semantic Web technologies and XML, can impact scholarly work; experience working with Perl, ColdFusion, SQL, and XML in both Windows and UNIX network environments.


Expanded and renovated in 1995, Skidmore College's Lucy Scribner Library is a state-of-the-art facility with an Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. The library, with a book collection of approximately 400,000 volumes and the most utilized computer cluster on campus, is dedicated to serving the information needs of the college's student and faculty population.


The position is a non-tenured 12-month faculty appointment reporting to the College Librarian. For more information or to apply, please go to: jobs.skidmore.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

-- Andrew Ashton Systems Librarian Scribner Library, Skidmore College (518)580-5505


Published: Monday, July 14, 2008 10:14 UTC

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