JOB: Systems Librarian, University Of San Francisco, San Francisco

Job Summary

The Jesuit University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Systems Librarian. In our search for a new colleague, we look for someone with expertise in library systems and technology who is looking to contribute to a collaborative vision for library systems. This individual will help strengthen, evaluate, and integrate library systems that support resource discovery and library operations. The Systems Librarian provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for the configuration, updates, and functionality of the library’s digital and technology initiatives. The position will work closely with staff in all library departments to provide library services to support USF’s diverse and socially responsible learning community.

Job Responsibilities

The Systems Librarian will have primary responsibility for the performance, configuration, and integrity of the library’s hosted ILS (Sierra/III), including the optimization of routines and functionality to improve staff workflows and the patron experience in public interfaces. Duties include, but are not limited to, troubleshooting systems problems; improving systems integration; documenting system changes; coordinating software upgrades; developing scripts and queries for data loads and extractions of library data (stored in a PostgreSQL database); as well as supporting the maintenance and troubleshooting of patron authentication services (OpenAthens). The Systems Librarian will also broadly support the integration and operation of library systems currently managed by staff in e-resources, digital collections, archives, and access services. This position will act as the library’s primary liaison to ITS for all technology matters, report & resolve all technology and USF site access issues to ITSand work to maximize automation between library and University systems. This librarian will be responsible for tracking, troubleshooting, and coordinating library software issues and hardware assets.

Additional duties include: communication with library staff regarding library systems functionality, authorizations, or configuration; providing training for staff in the use of library systems, peripherals, hardware, and software as needed; generating system reports, monitoring systems logs, and gathering system statistics.

Other Responsibilities:

Librarians at the University of San Francisco are expected and encouraged to participate in local and national professional organizations; engage in service to the USF community; act as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and may have other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), an AFT collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.

Minimum Requirements

ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree; at least two year’s full-time experience (or the equivalent) in an academic library; experience with administrative functions or configuration of an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces); must be highly service-oriented, and able to collaborate positively with faculty, colleagues, administrators, and information technologists. Demonstrated familiarity with metadata standards, communication standards, and computer systems. Knowledge of HTMLand web standards and of scripting languages such as PHP, Perl, Javascript. Experience with some combination of the following: XML, APIs, web services, open source software development, content management systems, or other comparable tools. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively in a library technology environment that offers 24/7 information access. Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Librarians at the University of San Francisco are expected and encouraged to participate in local and national professional organizations; engage in service to the USF community; act as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and may have other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), an AFT collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.

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