Systems Librarian, Graduate Center - City Univ of New York

New York City
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Created: December 3, 2008


Position: Systems Librarian/Higher Education Associate:

The Graduate Center, located in a landmark building in mid-town Manhattan, is the doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY) and operates in a unique doctoral consortium with other CUNY colleges. The Mina Rees Library supports the academic programs offered at The Graduate Center by providing access to resources needed for dissertation research, course work and preparation for qualifying exams. For additional information see:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Librarian the Systems Librarian coordinates the planning, development, implementation and support of electronic library technologies, library systems and web services.


* Coordinates efforts of the Graduate Center Library, the Graduate Center Information Technology department, the CUNY office of Library Services, and Systems staff at other CUNY campuses to support and enhance library services through innovative use of new technology. * Provides internal support for library computer applications including: software support for CUNY+ (ex Libris' Aleph 500 system); OCLC applications; database management systems used for library web services and for internal record-keeping and interface with administrative and academic departments; and other web applications used by library staff and patrons. * In conjunction with Information Technology, manages library server. * Develops and maintains documentation for Graduate Center Library systems and software. * Plans and conducts staff development programs for Library staff in new technologies and in the use of library and other software used for Library applications. * Diagnoses source(s) of electronic database access problems; provides estimates of problem duration to library staff and patrons; coordinates resolutions with Information Technology, with CUNY Office of Library Services or elsewhere. * Receives initial reports from library faculty and staff regarding hardware and library software problems and provides initial diagnosis of problem and troubleshooting. Serves as primary interface with Information Technology Help Desk. * Provides technical support for library web pages and participates in the evaluation and redesign of the Library's web site, including the development of web-based library services. * Participates in the evaluation of library hardware and software; assists with installations, and initial set-ups for library functions and upgrades. * Prepares and delivers proposals and reports on library systems and software. * Keeps abreast of latest developments in library technology, the internet and related areas. * Participates in reference desk services and the library instruction program and performs other library duties as assigned.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program and four years experience with library systems and library desktop applications required; second master's degree in relevant area preferred. Demonstrated web design abilities, and web scripting languages. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with a variety of library-specific software and with emerging technologies for synchronous and asynchronous library service delivery. Experience using and troubleshooting software, desktop hardware and peripherals like printers, fax machines and scanners. Good analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carrying out projects. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and also collegially with all members of the academic community to achieve established goals and priorities.

The preferred candidate will have experience with web content management, web server management, scripting, and database management including PHP, Perl, ASP, SQL; Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Wikis; Web Servers; Apache or IIS; Databases; SQL Server, MYSWL, MS Access.

Salary Range: $63,064 - $82,870 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Send cover letter and resume with the names of 3 professional references by January 12, 2009 to:

Systems Librarian Position Attn: Julie Cunningham The Graduate Center Mina Rees Library 365 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016


Published: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:19 UTC

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