*SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS LIBRARIAN*
Whitman College seeks a dynamic, creative and technically proficient
individual for the position of Systems & Applications Librarian who will
help provide leadership as the Penrose Library transitions to an expanding
The primary responsibility of this librarian is to identify, implement, and
support computer applications and technologies that enhance the library’s
ability to deliver services in both local and global networked environments.
These include systems application upgrades, configuration, maintenance,
integration, troubleshooting, continued evaluation, training, and design
and maintenance of the Library’s website. This position requires strong
analytical and communications skills to develop and implement successful
technology strategies for library operations and functions.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:
knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology; knowledge of
contemporary web design and development and common scripting languages;
demonstrated project management abilities; the ability to operate and
maintain online catalog and circulation systems; knowledge of national
standards for library systems, authentication, networking, and protocols
for search and retrieval; understanding of metadata schema. Strong
candidates will be able to evaluate the implications of adopting new
technologies, and how they can be leveraged for liberal arts college
libraries and the learners they serve.
The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic. S/he
will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a
strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate
and carry out complex projects. Required qualifications: Master's degree
from an ALA-accredited program; experience working in a library technology
position, preferably in an academic library, supporting systems for library
management, network infrastructure, digital library services, web
development, scholarly communication, research support and emerging
technologies; evidence of establishing priorities and seeing projects
through to completion.
Whitman is a private, selective, non-sectarian, residential college of the
liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1500 students and 135 faculty.
Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-orientated
approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for
professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in
Princeton Review’s "Best College Library" category.
The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful
SE Washington’s wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The
area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities,
provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the
oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has
vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers
and performers to campus. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington
pay no state income tax.
Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three
references through the College Employment Opportunities form at
http://www.whitman.edu/hr. Application review will begin February 21, 2012
and will continue until filled. For more information about Whitman College
see http://www.whitman.edu. Whitman is building a diverse academic
community and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to
apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is