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The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University has reopened the 
search for a System Administrator/Programmer for the Library Digital 
Programs (LDP).  The LDP at Hopkins develops digital collections, 
services and infrastructure to support research, learning, 
dissemination and preservation, and includes the R&D group, the Digital 
Knowledge Center.  Given recent grant funding, the term for this 
position has been extended to three years with the possibility of 
further support (as described in the position description below).

Please share this job description with anyone who you feel would be 
qualified and interested in applying.  I have enclosed the position 
description and job URL below.  Thank you.


Sayeed Choudhury
Associate Director for Library Digital Programs
Hodson Director of the Digital Knowledge Center
Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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Position URL:

This position will provide systems administration and, to a lesser 
extent, programming support for the Library Digital Programs' (LDP) 
multi-platform - primarily Mac OS X and Linux, but also some Windows - 
environment. Responsibilities include installing, configuring, 
maintaining, and securing multi-platform workstations, servers, and 
clients; installing and configuring various database, Java, and digital 
library software (e.g., DSpace*, Fedora**); supporting software 
development and deployment for the LDP; upgrading operating system 
software; managing system performance, backups, and storage allocation; 
integrating and monitoring services across multiple platforms; 
programming support for optimizing system performance; and contacting 
software/hardware vendors and developers, as appropriate and needed. 
The Sheridan Libraries encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and 
its collections at the John Work Garrett Library, the George Peabody 
Library, and the Albert D. Hutzler Undergraduate Reading Room. Its 
primary constituency is the students and faculty in the schools of Arts 
& Sciences, Engineering, and Professional Studies in Business & 
Education. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a 
leader in the innovative application of information technology and has 
implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. 
The Sheridan Libraries are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic 
goal of the Libraries is to "work toward achieving diversity when 
recruiting new and promoting existing staff." The Libraries prize 
initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. The Sheridan 
Libraries have now secured sufficient funds to support this position 
for three years. It is our goal to fund this as a long-term, ongoing 
position. We continue to work on identifying funds to support this 

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Qualifications: 	Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field 
with 2+ years related experience; additional experience may be 
substituted for educational requirements. The candidate will support a 
variety of applications and services running on Linux, Mac OSX, and 
Windows. Many of these services will be based on Java technologies. 
Individual must work closely with other staff in the Library Digital 
Programs, Library Systems office, central IT department, and with 
external vendors and developers. Excellent oral and written 
communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Position may 
require lifting of materials less than 50 pounds occasionally.

Preferred Qualifications: 	Working experience with Tomcat, MySQL and 
PostgreSQL; programming experience in Unix shells, Java, and Perl; and 
knowledge or experience with libraries are desirable.