Systems Librarian

first_imgThe Systems Librarian in this position will incorporate theskillsets of a programmer/analyst as well as that of an academiclibrarian with knowledge of library systems. This position willwork to ensure optimal performance of the libraries’ systems.Columbia University Libraries environment includes the Voyager ILS,Blacklight discovery layer, self-hosted EZProxy, ILLiad,BorrowDirect, various digital collection management and archivalmanagement services, and other applications. Responsibilities:Analyzing library applications in terms of systems andprogramming requirements; analyzing system and operational problemsand preparing recommended solutions; working with users andtechnical staff to develop written requirements and specificationsfor new and modified web-based and client-server applications.Participating in implementing, testing, maintaining andenhancing the library’s Oracle based Voyager Integrated LibrarySystem; developing custom web-based applications in support of theVoyager ILS.Manage and support other critical library services includingEZProxy configuration and maintenance, Blacklight services, andother Ruby on Rails applicationsDevelop and document internal processes and procedures tosupport operations within the Library Systems GroupMonitor industry trends and best practices related toinformation access and discovery, and recommend improvements toexisting tools and workflows as appropriate.Collaborate with librarians and colleagues across the campus oncommittees and projects to support library servicesProvide leadership in solving problems associated with the ILSand discovery servicesWe encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences,identities, and abilities to apply for this unique opportunity tobecome a part of our evolving Libraries and University community.Columbia University Libraries is a globally-recognized academicresearch library system, serving one of the world’s most importantcenters of research and learning in the most exciting and dynamiccity in the world. Talented Libraries staff build, sustain, andmake discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundariesof format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidlyevolving information environment and creating opportunities forusers to encounter 4,000 years of human thought.Our decisions are informed by new curricula developed to meetthe needs of a more diverse student body, new and emerging areas ofresearch being conducted by a broad spectrum of researchers,including graduate students and newly-hired faculty, as well as byperspectives from the diminished or entirely lost voices ofhistorically oppressed, marginalized, and underserved populationsand communities. As an organization, the Libraries provides asupportive, connected environment where every employee’sperspective is valued and every employee is encouraged to grow. Allstaff members have an impact on Columbia’s mission to advanceknowledge at the highest levels and make the results of researchaccessible to the world.Columbia University has a longstanding commitment to diversityrooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitmentreflected in the curriculum and throughout University life.Columbia welcomes applications from candidates who share thesevalues and who will foster their contribution to the University’seducational mission. We invite applicants who have demonstratedcreative approaches to empowering and mentoring staff, leadingprojects, solving problems, and developing user-centric programs,services, or collections. We offer salary and benefits commensuratewith qualifications and experience.  Minimum Qualifications:Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent combination ofeducation and experienceFamiliarity with library metadata standards including MARCFamiliarity with library processes and automationDemonstrated excellence in leadership, communication,interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and adapt tochangeDemonstrated commitment to and support for an inclusiveenvironment for staff and library users.Preferred Qualifications:Progressive experience in technical analysis, enterprisesystems deployment, computer systems design, complex systemconfiguration, or technical implementation of library systems andservicesProgramming experience in one or more of: Perl, Python, Ruby,Shell scriptingExperience with Unix operating environmentsExperience with relational databases and SQLExperience with enterprise-level service and technologymigrations Columbia University Libraries seeks an experienced SystemsLibrarian to join our Library Systems team. Reporting to the Headof Library Infrastructure Systems, the successful candidate willprovide knowledge and expertise in the areas of softwareprogramming and analysis, specializing in library technologies andservices. This role is crucial to maintaining discovery and accessto the vast and rapidly growing print and electronic holdings ofthe Libraries. The services developed and maintained by the SystemsLibrarian directly serve all faculty, students and scholars who useColumbia’s unified discovery system, CLIO, to access the Libraries’collections for their research and teaching needs.The Systems Librarian will support the research and learningneeds of the University by ensuring that the catalog and relatedservices and systems are properly maintained. The processes andprocedures designed, implemented and maintained by the SystemsLibrarian will enable the successful delivery of physical anddigital collections to users. The Systems Librarian will ensureUniversity IT policies regarding both systems design andimplementation as well as patron privacy and systems security areadhered to.          last_img