[Eril-l] Job Posting: Systems Librarian @ Brandeis University

Mark Paris meparis at brandeis.edu
Sat Aug 25 11:29:24 PDT 2018

**Please excuse cross-posting**

*Job Description*

Brandeis University seeks a collaborative and service-oriented professional
to serve as a Systems Librarian. The ideal candidate will be responsible
for providing high quality, robust systems that facilitate search,
discovery, and delivery of library services and resources. The Systems
Librarian will also consult with and support faculty and staff on
technology projects using library resources. Because our mission and
history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, we aim to include this
value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social
identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher
education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed
to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just
campus community.

*Examples of Key Responsibilities*

   - Responsible for collaborative leadership in the implementation,
   support and maintenance of library systems and applications, including but
   not limited to Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Library Web Sites, and other systems as
   implemented or requested
   - Works collaboratively with all public and technical services staff and
   with Information Technology Services to ensure systems are optimized and
   interoperable with the goal of providing a positive and seamless user
   experience from both the public and staff perspectives
   - In collaboration with the Strategic Communications & Marketing
   Specialist as well as other key stakeholders, works on issues of web
   development and design to assure a seamless look and feel to services
   supported or offered by the Library
   - Helps to provide documentation and support regarding system upgrades,
   modifications, and fixes; provides support to the Library Systems team by
   participating in the on-call rotation
   - Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to
   accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in
   library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate
   - Represents the library on professional and scholarly association
   committees, task forces, work groups, and other entities at the local,
   state, regional, national, and international level as appropriate to
   position and area of expertise
   - Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas
   related to primary job assignment as well as maintaining general knowledge
   of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information
   and educational technology


   - 3-5 years of experience with library systems
   - MLS degree from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent education and
   experience relevant to the position - Preferred
   - Experience developing and managing library systems in a collaborative
   environment (Alma, Primo preferred)
   - Proficiency with web scripting languages, APIs, system
   interoperability, and other tools (e.g., AngularJS, OAI-PMH, SWORD)
   - Knowledge of web accessibility standards and usability practices
   - Experience training others and interacting with stakeholders across
   the University and/or externally
   - Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion
   and justice and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a
   dynamic and diverse community
   - Familiarity with metadata standards such as EAD, MARC, Dublin Core
   - Strong organizational, communication, and customer service skills
   - Strong analytical skills for complex software and/or hardware issues
   - Recommend and support decisions on process and workflow changes;
   experience with open source software, applications, web tools and new

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit
represented by SEIU Local 888.
For more information and to apply please visit *https://bit.ly/2BBwUDb

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*Mark Paris*
Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Brandeis

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