Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of
Systems. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting
talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane
University and New Orleans. The Systems Librarian will combine a strong
service orientation with highly technical skills.
The Systems Librarian is an innovative and service-oriented librarian with
shared responsibility for the library integrated library system (Voyager),
resource discovery tool (Primo), OpenURL link resolver (SFX), proxy
authentication (EzProxy), digital repositories and interlibrary loan (ILLiad)
systems, including but not limited to monitoring systems and ensure optimal
performance, enabling data integration across distributed and heterogeneous
local and external data sources, promptly reporting issues/problems to vender
and follow-through until resolved, and providing statistical, usage and
collection reports in support of decision making for library collections and
services. As a systems liaison to library departments,
participate in selected working groups to improve systems and services.
Additionally, the librarian will assist with oversight for staff
computers/equipment, including but not limited to ordering, deploying,
recycling, troubleshooting problems and maintaining accurate inventory for
equipment and software licensing. This position reports to
the Senior Systems Librarian.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent in relevant subject
area; Two years' relevant experience in a library;
Experience working with integrated library systems and resource discovery
tools, link resolvers and proxy authentication systems; Working experience
with Windows and Unix based servers; Experience with DBMSs (MS SQL, MySQL,
Oracle, or MS Access) and writing queries in SQL.
Experience programming in Shell script, XSL, PHP, Perl or
Python. Experience with Web standards and scripting using
structure and classification systems; Strong analytical,
technical, and troubleshooting skills for complex applications; Proficiency
with standard computer hardware and desktop applications, including
deployment; Experience with managing projects and meeting
deadlines; Strong service orientation; Proficient in written and interpersonal
communication; Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team
Preferred: Experience with Ex Libris' Voyager, SFX,
MetaLib, and Primo and OCLC's ILLiad; Knowledgeable in one
or more areas of library technical services: acquisitions, cataloging or
serials; Experience integrating a wide variety of third-party applications
into library information systems; Knowledge of authentication using LDAP and
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S.
News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United
States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it
borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton
Memorial Library is the university's main library with an ARL research
collection of more than four million titles.
To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application,
resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three
professional references. If you are interested in applying
for this position please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs (IRC2345) for more
information. Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Tulane University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.
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