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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Library in Boulder,
CO is seeking a Library Systems Administrator to manage the operational
online library systems that underpin the NCAR Library, National Science
Digital Library (NSDL) and Digital Library for Earth Science Education
Full position description, qualification requirements and application
process are available at:
BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Manages the operational online library systems that
underpin the NCAR Library, National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and
Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE). The online systems
are a combination of SaaS on the cloud and deployed open source
applications on virtual server environments at both a cloud vendor and
on-site data center. Works with librarian and archives staff to support
their daily use of these systems and identifies new needs. Also manages
the desktop environment and associated networked equipment in offices
and our two onsite libraries.
Administrator is part of a small group that works in a collaborative
team environment with a high regard for providing excellence in design,
operations and end user experience and is responsible for multiple
program systems services.
Manages Primary Systems.
Manages operations for library systems deployed on a mix of NCAR data
center servers, on cloud servers and with with SaaS vendors. Systems
include, but are not limited to, Integrated Library System - ILS (Koha),
OpenURL link resolver (SFX), archives management (Archon) and a suite of
Java-based applications developed for the institutional repository,
DLESE and NSDL. Manages and administers virtual machines at a cloud
provider running Linux operating system and configures and documents
application deployment procedures, maintenance procedures and institute
monitoring procedures for performance and security. Works with
application technical leads to manage development and staging workflows.
Manages relationships with external cloud and SaaS vendors and internal
NCAR data center IT personnel to maintain smooth operations. Supervises
a Systems Administrator and is responsible for multiple program services
in support of these operations.
Integrated Library System (ILS), Cataloging, Helpdesk and Communications
Manages and administers basic configuration of the integrated library
system (ILS), OpenURL link resolver and other cataloging systems,
help-desk system and group wiki’s and email lists and provides technical
support to library staff who use these systems for their day-to-day
duties. Manages and documents configuration for interoperability with
other library services using OAI-PMH and search protocols such as Z39.50
and with other internal services such as institutional single-sign-on.
Working with other library staff, leads the technical analysis and
testing of prospective new library and archival services (including
digitization) and databases. Performs ad hoc scripting and data
migration tasks to support archives and institutional repository staff.
Office and Library Desktop Infrastructure.
Manages and administer local office and physical library desktop
infrastructure (primarily windows-based) and peripherals and local group
servers (Linux) used for file-sharing, backup and application
development. This includes directing the work of the group’s system
administration staff in carrying out these duties and coordinating with
IT staff in other UCAR IT divisions who manage central services (e.g.
single sign on, windows network, wiki, staff email and email lists).
Responsible for planning and supervising procurement, testing and
deployment of group desktop infrastructure, hardware and software.
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science; and
five years of experience in information systems in a library setting; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and document technology deployment
Demonstrated experience administering Linux and windows operating
systems, managing authentication and monitoring for performance and
Experience with virtual server configuration/management in cloud
environments, monitoring and security procedures, as well as backup
policies and DNS management.
Demonstrated experience deploying web applications (with preference for
Java based and php based) and use of code versioning systems.
Demonstrated experience of Apache configuration and Tomcat web
application server configuration.
Demonstrated experience of administering and optimizing relational
databases (MySQL preferred).
Demonstrated knowledge of common library interoperability protocols
(OAI, Z39.50, SRU), metadata frameworks (e.g. MARC and Dublin Core) and
web services (service oriented architecture).
Familiarity with XML and XML Schemas.
Experience of managing library systems: Integrated Library System (Koha
preferred), OpenURL, link resolver (SFX preferred) and EZproxy.
Boulder, CO US
Further information and application process available at:
Digital Learning Sciences & NCAR Library
UCAR, P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +1 303-497-8654
Fax: +1 303-497-8336