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CODE4LIB  August 2019

CODE4LIB August 2019


Job: Library Systems & Applications Developer (Temporary) at San Mateo County Community College District


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Posting Number: 2014772S


Department: ITS DIST (DEPT)


Location: District Office


Position Number: TBD


Percentage of Full Time: 100%


FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)


Months per Year: 12


If other, please specify:


Salary Range:




Min Salary: $97,056 (annual)


Max Salary: $123,888 (annual)


Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions


Who We Are:


The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.


The College and the District:


The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 33,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the


Who We Want:


We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


The Position:


This position reports directly to the Director of Web Services in the department of Information Technology Services at SMCCD District. The Library Systems &amp; Applications Developer will play a key role in enhancing and optimizing the Library's enterprise systems, including leading SMCCD's Library Services Platform migration and providing support for Canada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The Developer will be responsible for providing the programming and technical expertise needed for the development, integration, and support of a wide array of library systems, applications, and services, including Alma, Primo, discovery, user interfaces, interlibrary loan, EZproxy, and other systems and applications, in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows and meeting the needs of our diverse user community.


The Library Systems &amp; Applications Developer will collaborate with classified staff and faculty librarians, and primarily serve as the point of contact for troubleshooting circulation, access, and any systems-related issues, develops Library Systems Platform (LSP ) trainings, works with ExLibris and other relevant vendors, and advocates on behalf of the three SMCCD Libraries on system- and technology-related issues.


This is a temporary 2-year position.The anticipated start date for this position is Summer 2019.


Duties and Responsibilities:


The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.


1. Administer, configure, troubleshoot, and coordinate the support of the Library’s applications and enterprise systems, such as Alma, Primo, Interlibrary Loan, EZproxy server, and related applications


2. Develop and implement procedures to integrate and maintain library systems with campus, university, or third-party systems and applications (e.g. Banner, Ebsco Discovery Service, LibGuides, and Canvas (LMS ) etc.)


3. Utilize available APIs and web services and develop or modify API scripts as needed, for data retrieval and system integrations with third-party applications and systems


4. Work with SMCCCD IT and other stakeholders to implement, maintain, and enhance the Single Sign-On authentication for library applications and the patron data feed interface to populate library systems


5. Work to seamlessly integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system


6. Research, recommend, and adopt standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods and applications to improve efficiencies, provide new services to library patrons, and improve access to the library’s digital resources


7. Provide support for third-party applications that interface with library systems


8. Conduct continuous evaluation and enhancement for Library search, discovery, and access experience for all library users


9. Participate in the design, development, and implementation of all interfaces and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections; provide written documentation and training in support of these applications and services


10. Customize the public interface using scripting languages and web authoring tools


11. Prepare and maintain logs, reports, and statistical data to assist the libraries in maximizing data-driven decision making through compiling and organizing system statistics, including annual statistics as required for ACRL , the Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and Accreditation


12. Troubleshoot problems reported by library staff, and, when needed, follow-up with vendor support staff


13. Document workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library systems, services, and related applications


14. Collaborate with SMCCD Libraries and CSM Archives to develop and expand support for digital asset management and discovery tools, including the development of an Institutional Repository, interfaces, maintenance, and customization of various archival utilities


15. Participate in developing library information technology-related projects as needed


16. Perform security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes for related library applications


17. Provide professional and courteous technical support for a wide variety of applications and systems; assist in identifying problems and provide reliable and sound technology-based solutions, as needed


18. Schedule and manage annual maintenance procedures


19. Confer regularly with LSP vendor staff


20. Participate and work with other librarians on statewide aspects of the LSP to ensure SMCCD content is represented in any of the shared catalogs as well as collaborate on the development of regional ILL resources


21. Train library staff on systems and applications as needed


22. Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:


• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in library science, library and information science OR a closely related field• 1+ years’ experience in a library setting• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff


Physical Requirements:


This classification requires sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, touch screen and mouse in order to perform the essential functions.


Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


1. Experience with using the administrative functions of Integrated Library Systems


2. Experience using the administrative functions of Ex Libris Alma and Primo


3. Experience with library discovery (e.g. Ebsco Discovery) and delivery systems and tools


4. Experience working in an academic library setting and knowledge of access services, technical services, and digital library services


5. Knowledge of standards and best practices for web accessibility and ADA compliance, and understanding of Section 508


6. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to details


7. Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions


8. Strong service orientation and awareness of end-user needs as related to library services and technologies


9. Knowledge of current library metadata standards and data formats, including RDA , AACR2, MARC , Dublin Core


10. Strong oral and written communication skills to articulate technology strategy to non-technical staff and patrons


11. Proficiency in working with personal computer operating systems (Windows and MAC OS), spreadsheets, and word processing


12. Knowledge of other Library-related systems such as Ebsco Discovery System, Libguides, and EZProxy


Preferred Qualifications:


• Strong understanding of library services and technologies in an academic environment


• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current library standards and practices, especially in the areas of circulation, interlibrary loan, and patron privacy


• Familiarity with tools such as PHP, SQL, Java, C/C++, Perl, Cascading Style Sheets, widgets, and markup languages (HTML, XML, Javascript). Experience with SQL and SQL scripting. Knowledge of FTP and basic UNIX or Linux commands and editing


• Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, CSS, PHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms


• Proficiency with PC and Mac hardware and software and strong technical skills around desktop and mobile devices


• Knowledge of user-experience design principles, universal and user-centered design as applicable to libraries


• Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines


• Ability to interact and develop working relationships with all levels of staff, faculty, and vendors


• Ability to assess system performance and provide assessment and advice on technology related strategies


• Highly effective interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, and reports


• Ability to change priorities as projects expand or project needs change


• Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains


• Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession


• Demonstrated ability to stay current with and keep abreast of state-of-the-art technologies and professional practices


• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to be flexible in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment


• Strong organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities


• Ability to approach the development of new services with a commitment to responsive and innovative services




Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.


Open Date: 05/22/2019


First Review Date: 07/17/2019


Close Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions Summary:


Required Application Materials

All applicants are required to submit:


1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).


2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.


3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.


Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.


For questions related to this posting, please contact:


SMCCCD Office of Human Resources

3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402

Tel.: (650) 574-6555

Fax:(650) 574-6574

Web Page:


Conditions of Employment:


Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:


1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process


In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.



5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.


EEO Statement:


The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.




Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.


Annual Security Report:


San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD ) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR ), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD ; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD . Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.


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