[Eril-l] Job Opening - Systems Librarian - UPEI (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

Melissa Belvadi mbelvadi at upei.ca
Tue Feb 18 05:39:00 PST 2020

Please visit https://www.upei.ca/hr/competition/03a20 to view the job ad
for a Permanent Track Position - Systems Librarian - Robertson Library,
University of Prince Edward Island.

Permanent Track is the librarian equivalent of tenure track. UPEI faculty
and librarians participate in a collective bargaining agreement (aka are

The closing date for applications is March 27, 2020.

The University of Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s leading liberal
undergraduate institutions. Located in Charlottetown, UPEI is a central
educational, cultural and social institution in the City and the Province.
With a population of almost 5,000 part-time and full-time students, the
University is best described as a research-intensive primarily
undergraduate university, offering traditional programs as well as many
unique areas of study, including professional programs, and has a strong
research focus.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Systems Librarian will provide
technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for
traditional and emerging software solutions and standards necessary for
optimal management of and access to content, digital services and
platforms. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Systems Librarian will work closely with UPEI’s IT Systems and Services
(ITSS) to manage the Library’s physical and remote infrastructure. The
Systems Librarian manages the integrated library system (Evergreen), an
ecosystem of primarily open-source systems, services, and digital
platforms, and will contribute to the development and maintenance of the
Library’s website.  The Systems Librarian in collaboration with ITSS
coordinates support for staff and public computers, and software and
hardware within the Library.

 Reporting to the University Librarian, the successful applicant will:

   - Manage the Systems unit staff and workflow
   - Maintain the technology platforms  (including local hardware, campus
   systems, or remote infrastructure) that support library functions and
   services, including hardware, operating systems, and software
   - Contribute to developing, implementing, and updating policies related
   to user permissions on digital services, backup scheduling and disaster
   management, long-term digital preservation, and the lifecycle (approval,
   development, launch, maintenance, sunsetting, and archiving) of digital
   projects and services
   - Manage projects relating to custom software and service development,
   including requirements gathering, execution, deployment, and support
   - Be the technical point of contact and client support for digital
   projects serving internal and external clients
   - Coordinate the technical support of digital project clients through
   site configuration and development
   - Maintain library in-house digital services and resources when not
   included in another librarian’s portfolio
   - Maintain the platform and security of the proxy server (currently
   EZproxy) including managing user access and restrictions
   - Actively collaborate and communicate with ITSS and other campus
   stakeholders as it relates to the Library’s technical and service
   - Coordinate the maintenance of staff and public desktop and laptop
   technology and related peripherals
   - Participate in library liaison duties including activities related to
   information literacy instruction, delivering specialized information
   services, individual research consultations, collections development, and
   preparing library reports for accreditation and academic program reviews
   - Participate in library, university, regional, and national committees
   and organizations as relevant


   - Master of Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an
   ALA-accredited institution is required
   - A Computer Science degree or Information Technology related
   certifications or similar would be an asset
   - Minimum of two years' experience supporting an integrated library
   system/library management system
   - Minimum of two years’ experience managing Linux servers with LAMP
   stack or equivalent and an interest in supporting and working within an
   open-source environment
   - Experience supporting other library-related systems in-house,
   especially open source (e.g., Drupal-based library website, Islandora), an
   - Demonstrated project management skills
   - Proficiency with SQL and SQL scripting, PHP, and XML transformation
   - Knowledge of MARC format an asset
   - Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills, particularly the
   ability to explain complex concepts and work collaboratively with diverse
   stakeholders, including students, faculty, and technical staff in
   individual and group settings
   - Ability to thrive in an evolving area of librarianship, as evidenced
   by creative and analytical thinking and problem-solving

The position is part of the UPEI Faculty Association Bargaining Unit #1,
and is expected to be filled at the Rank of Librarian II. The appointment
will be effective July 1, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be

Application Instructions:

Applicants sent via e-mail are preferred. Applications to include
curriculum vitae, names of three references and a cover letter.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Donald Moses

University Librarian

Robertson Library, UPEI

550 University Avenue,

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island


dmoses at upei.ca


http://library.upei.ca/ (http://library.upei.ca/)

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and
permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the
principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is March 27, 2020.

Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island
mbelvadi at upei.ca  902-566-0581
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4433-0189
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Make an appointment <https://mbelvadi.youcanbook.me/> via YouCanBookMe
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