Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, the Librarian for Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration has primary responsibility for the daily management, configuration, and support of the library’s core systems, principally the library’s discovery and Integrated Library System [ILS] services, currently Ex Libris Primo and Alma. The Librarian has responsibility for maintaining optimal system performance for users and the development of services based on the functionality and capabilities of Alma and Primo. The Librarian will provide leadership and management of the integrated modules of Alma and Primo, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The Librarian will also lead the support for Alma (monthly) and Primo (currently quarterly) releases. Other core services supported include EZproxy and ILLIAD.
The Librarian also has lead technical responsibility in the library for collaboratively maintaining and enhancing WPI’s digital repository platforms (currently Hyrax, Bepress, and Archive-It) that support access, discovery, and digital archiving of unique content produced or held by WPI. Working collaboratively with WPI’s Web Application Development team and the Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections, and with primary responsibility for student and faculty content in the repository, the incumbent organizes and maintains content in the repository; supports metadata and data migration projects; ensures that content and metadata in the repository are of high quality, according to relevant digital library and archival standards; and manages the administration of Archive-It to enhance discoverability and preservation of web-based artifacts and records of WPI research, history, and learning.
The Librarian’s work will be performed with considerable judgement, independence, and initiative, and in consultation with colleagues. The incumbent will keep abreast of developments in library technologies and maintain current awareness of information tools needed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of the library.
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