Systems Librarian

Full time

Created: May 15, 2013
Dobbs Ferry
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Description

Mercy College is inviting applicants to apply for the position of Systems Librarian.

Reporting to the library director, the technical services and systems librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, and metadata of the library's print and electronic books, serials, audio visuals, electronic collections, e-journals, databases, etc. Since a large percentage of the library's materials' budget is dedicated to electronic resources, this position requires organizational skills needed to develop a successful strategy that expands online content discovery and delivery, as well as maintains existing physical collections.

Working from Mercy's main library on the Dobbs Ferry campus, the systems librarian is responsible for maintaining the integrated library system (currently the open source platform, Koha) and monitors Koha for upgrades, resolves problems, and helps plan for future service expansion and implementation. Other systems and access tools are also maintained by this position, including Serials Solutions. 

Education Required or Min Education Required:

- MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program 

Experience and/or Skills Required:

Familiarity with competitive ILS systems such as III Sierra or OCLC Worldshare is highly desirable as the library is strongly considering switching to an alternative system in Spring of 2014.

The successful candidate will be able to articulate the pros and cons of different systems as part of an ILS vision for the library and contribute to goal setting and long term planning.

The librarian will need to be highly collegial and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills as they direct and oversee the work of technical services library assistants, work closely with a team of librarians to develop and maintain access to print and electronic resources and work with college faculty as part of their committee and college-wide responsibilities.

The librarian will need to be highly collegial and exhibit excellent interpersonal skills as they direct and oversee the work of technical services library assistants, work closely with a team of librarians to develop and maintain access to print and electronic resources and work with college faculty as part of their committee and college-wide responsibilities.

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Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:14 UTC