Job Announcement: Systems Librarian (Fort Worth, TX)

Created: October 24, 2008


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The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC) invites applications for the position of Systems Librarian. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to fill this position, which is primarily responsible for providing leadership for the library*s information technology development and support operations.

Located in Fort Worth, Texas, UNTHSC is a growing institution comprising the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions, and Physician Assistant Studies Program. More than 1200 students attend classes on our campus, which is situated in the city's cultural district just west of downtown Fort Worth. For more information about our lovely locale, please view our local information page at .

Primary Position Duties: * Administers and supports library information systems and applications in a Novell/ Microsoft network environment, including: o Innovative Interfaces Millennium library system o Eres electronic reserves o Pharos printing/copy control system o QuickDOC, Odyssey, and Ariel interlibrary loan systems o Computer management utilities (such as Ghost and Clean Slate) o Serials Solutions and other electronic resources management products

* Serves as a resource for library staff in website development, digital projects, integrated library system management, electronic resources acquisition and access, and other library technology projects

* Coordinates and assists in providing technical support for the library*s computers, PDAs, printers, scanners, and other digital devices

* Supervises, trains, and mentors 4 FTE employees who comprise the Library*s Tech Team

* Serves as liaison to campus information technology services department and other IT personnel * Plans and implements installations and upgrades of library systems

* Troubleshoots and resolves operational problems

* Develops and implements new campus-wide technologies within the Library

* Maintains current awareness of relevant technology products and trends

Required Qualifications: * ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or other related graduate degree. One year of experience with library information systems, networks, and web applications

* Experience with scripting and programming languages common in library environments

* Experience developing and supporting databases using standard commercial and open source software (e.g. MS Access, ColdFusion, SQL, or MySQL)

* Experience supporting applications in a Windows and/or Novell network environment

* Evidence of excellent organizational, problem solving, written and oral communication skills

* Ability to work independently and with others in a collegial, customer service-driven environment

Preferred Qualifications: * Three years experience in a similar or related position in a health sciences or academic library

* Experience supervising IT staff

* Demonstrated success in IT project management

* Demonstrated experience collaborating with IT professionals in an academic environment and/or participating in cross-functional teams

* Experience with Innovative Interfaces* Millennium system and other library applications

* Knowledge of digital imaging systems, instructional development and web publishing applications, or institutional repositories

Salary and Benefits: The salary is commensurate with experience. UNTHSC librarians hold non-tenure track faculty appointments in the university's Department of Medical Education and receive the standard State of Texas higher education employee benefits package, including fully paid health insurance for the employee. Librarians may participate in either a state sponsored or optional retirement plan. Vacation is accrued at 8 hours per month and increases with longevity. Financial assistance for employees and their dependents taking classes in the University of North Texas system is also available. Texas has no state income tax and the Fort Worth area offers a low cost of living.

To Apply: The position is available immediately. Application review will begin as resumes are received and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at

And please submit the following materials: 1. a letter of application 2. a curriculum vitae or resume 3. a list of three professional references (names, titles, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses)


Inquiries for further information may be made to:

Craig S. Elam, MLS, AHIP Senior Director for Technical Services Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard Ft. Worth, TX 76107-2699 817-735-2469 817-735-5158 (fax)




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Published: Friday, October 24, 2008 17:53 UTC

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