Position: Systems Librarian/Higher Education Associate:
The Graduate Center, located in a landmark building in mid-town
Manhattan, is the doctorate-granting institution of the City University
of New York (CUNY) and operates in a unique doctoral consortium with
other CUNY colleges. The Mina Rees Library supports the academic
programs offered at The Graduate Center by providing access to resources
needed for dissertation research, course work and preparation for
qualifying exams. For additional information see: http://gc.cuny.edu
Under the general supervision of the Chief Librarian the Systems
Librarian coordinates the planning, development, implementation and
support of electronic library technologies, library systems and web
* Coordinates efforts of the Graduate Center Library, the Graduate
Center Information Technology department, the CUNY office of Library
Services, and Systems staff at other CUNY campuses to support and
enhance library services through innovative use of new technology.
* Provides internal support for library computer applications including:
software support for CUNY+ (ex Libris' Aleph 500 system); OCLC
applications; database management systems used for library web services
and for internal record-keeping and interface with administrative and
academic departments; and other web applications used by library staff
* In conjunction with Information Technology, manages library server.
* Develops and maintains documentation for Graduate Center Library
systems and software.
* Plans and conducts staff development programs for Library staff in new
technologies and in the use of library and other software used for
* Diagnoses source(s) of electronic database access problems; provides
estimates of problem duration to library staff and patrons; coordinates
resolutions with Information Technology, with CUNY Office of Library
Services or elsewhere.
* Receives initial reports from library faculty and staff regarding
hardware and library software problems and provides initial diagnosis of
problem and troubleshooting. Serves as primary interface with
Information Technology Help Desk.
* Provides technical support for library web pages and participates in
the evaluation and redesign of the Library's web site, including the
development of web-based library services.
* Participates in the evaluation of library hardware and software;
assists with installations, and initial set-ups for library functions
* Prepares and delivers proposals and reports on library systems and
* Keeps abreast of latest developments in library technology, the
internet and related areas.
* Participates in reference desk services and the library instruction
program and performs other library duties as assigned.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program and four years experience with
library systems and library desktop applications required; second
master's degree in relevant area preferred. Demonstrated web design
abilities, and web scripting languages. Proficiency with Microsoft
Office applications, familiarity with a variety of library-specific
software and with emerging technologies for synchronous and asynchronous
library service delivery. Experience using and troubleshooting software,
desktop hardware and peripherals like printers, fax machines and
scanners. Good analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated
ability to initiate, plan and carrying out projects. Strong verbal and
written communication and organizational skills. Ability to work
independently and also collegially with all members of the academic
community to achieve established goals and priorities.
The preferred candidate will have experience with web content
management, web server management, scripting, and database management
including PHP, Perl, ASP, SQL; Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Wikis; Web
Servers; Apache or IIS; Databases; SQL Server, MYSWL, MS Access.
Salary Range: $63,064 - $82,870 commensurate with qualifications and
Send cover letter and resume with the names of 3 professional references
by January 12, 2009 to:
Systems Librarian Position
Attn: Julie Cunningham
The Graduate Center
Mina Rees Library
365 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016