Systems Librarian

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Created: April 29, 2013


Student centric. Fast-paced. Collaborative. Innovative. These are all words our employees use to describe the Bellevue University work experience. Our reputation as a growing, progressive University requires us to recruit and retain only the most dynamic and qualified individuals in their fields. We aspire to be nationally recognized as the respected and trusted source of learning needed to thrive and succeed in the face of a rapidly changing world. We offer learning experiences that have the ability to create positive change for individuals, for strategic partners and for our nation. To accomplish our strategic plan, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and understanding that promotes open communication, personal and professional development, long-term employees and long-term success. We are committed to fostering a workplace that is not only challenging, but also rich with opportunity and reward.

Bellevue University offers quality liberal arts and career-oriented programs at undergraduate and graduate levels to a diverse student body through both in-class and online venues. Our Library is currently looking for an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our Systems Librarian Position.

Primary Responsibility: Recommends, analyzes, coordinates, and provides the technical support needed to operate the automation, communication, and on-line systems within the library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises the daily operation of the Library's automated systems and workstations.
Monitors all system functions, responsible for proper operation, coordinates necessary repairs, and maintains a log of computer-related problems.
Performs the duties of System Admin for the Integrated Library System, supporting the cooperative agreement between Bellevue University and Grace University libraries.
Manages the installation and configuration of new library-related hardware and software.
Works closely with Information Technology (IT) staff to ensure compatibility and to keep the lines of communication open between the library and IT.
Coordinates updates to web page content and design.
Supervises the Electronic Services Specialist position.
Oversees training and instruction of staff on IT and systems operations and evaluates performance.
Assists users on computer equipment, software, public access catalog, and the Internet.
Compiles and interprets statistics and prepares monthly statistical reports.
Keeps current of all new technological procedures, processes, and equipment and attends meetings and training courses as needed to remain current with the changing technology.
Designs, plans, implements, and evaluates the present and future automation needs of the Library, making recommendations for implementation to the Library Director.
Offers technical assistance to the Test Center and Tutor Center as needed.
Works reference duty and conducts bibliographic instruction when necessary.
Participates in library displays and programs on a rotating basis.
Creates flowcharts to streamline current processes.
Contributes to the Library's newsletter "More Than Books" quarterly.
Stays current with the latest trends and developments in the library and information fields.
Qualifications and Skills:
MLS from an ALA accredited school or equivalent.
Two years experience with technology and/or a bachelor's degree in a field consistent with the responsibility of the position preferred.
Experience and knowledge of library technology, Microsoft Office software, Windows, ILS systems (preferably Sirsi-Dynix), html, and the Internet.
Ability to deal with difficult situations while maintaining a businesslike manner.
Should be flexible to accommodate organizational needs.
Maintains positive teamwork atmosphere by communicating in a friendly and effective manner with others.
Bellevue University, the largest private, non-profit university in Nebraska, is located just south of Omaha and is part of a vibrant and prosperous metropolitan area of nearly one million residents. Forbes has ranked Omaha as the nation's most affordable place to live (2011), one of the top ten fastest growing cities in America (2010), and one of the best places for business and careers in America (2010). We emphasize teaching excellence, cyber-active learning, and interactive education. Benefits (health, dental, vision, tuition, etc.) are available with this position.
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Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 14:45 UTC

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