Information Systems Librarian
University of Miami
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may
Responsible for the integration, implementation, and maintenance of library
software and systems to provide user services and enhance staff
productivity. Coordinate and manage the selection,
maintenance and ongoing development of library systems, including but not
limited to the Integrated Library System (Innovative), Inter-library
loan/document delivery (ILLiad ), electronic course & audio reserves (Ares /
Variations), special collections management (Aeon), electronic resource access
& discovery (360Core/Link, Summon), client-server platforms, and
networking. Serve as the primary contact with library
Work collaboratively with library and campus units to explore innovative use
of emerging information and web technologies that integrate services from
separate applications, including library databases and services supporting
Coordinate with Library Systems on server management to troubleshoot and
resolve system functional issues. May supervise staff
responsible for maintenance of software applications and servers.
Provide management and statistical reports on systems operations. Prepare and
distribute local system documentation as necessary. Advises
on the Libraries' IT budget, negotiation, and purchasing.
Educate Libraries administration and staff of all upgrades or enhancement and
their implications for the user community.
Keeps abreast of relevant technology, literature, and studies for current
awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship,
systems administration, and the integration of technology into library
Represents the Library nationally, and acts as primary liaison between vendors
and library system users, and the Libraries.
Serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees,
task forces, and teams as appropriate.
Master's degree from an ALA accredited program, Information Science,
Information Technology, or related field.
Two years working experience with an integrated library system, preferably
Innovative Interfaces, Inc., in a medium to large research library or similar
Experience developing and/or supporting library solutions for library workflow
processes (digital publishing, document delivery, cataloging, interlibrary
loan, etc.) and an understanding of the application of technology to
scholarship and teaching.
Experience developing and administering web-based solutions using CSS, HTML,
XML and related technologies.
Understanding of the MARC record; familiarity with metadata standards and
formats for library systems such as Dublin Core, METS, EAD, and/or MODS
Working knowledge of server operating systems, preferably UNIX and/or Linux.
Demonstrated success in project management, including ability to manage
Proven ability to work collaboratively with both technical and library staff
with widely-varied skill sets and technical knowledge.
Strong organizational and analytical skills; demonstrated initiative
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and
demonstrated service commitment to library users.
Strong aptitude for acquiring new skills relevant to library systems.
Experience with scripting and/or programming languages such as Perl,
Experience with the implementation of a discovery system and integration of
third-party applications into library systems.
Knowledge of user authentication/authorization protocols, including CAS,
Shibboleth, and LDAP.
Experience supervising and mentoring staff.
Experience with assessment of technology services.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with
experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment
at the Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The position offers a
comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental
insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition
remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional
employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance
Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based
membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income
taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will
be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be
submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted
before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:
Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
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The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages
applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.
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