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Job: Systems Librarian (Open Rank) at University of Maryland, College Park

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Systems Librarian (Open Rank)
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park

 Systems Librarian

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives in Digital Systems and
Stewardship Division

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave,
15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

  
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore
area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and
4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland
Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.
Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic
community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the
Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten
member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries
and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.

  
The Systems Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications,
content, and digital preservation activities at the University of Maryland
Libraries.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Systems
Librarian supports all aspects of the work of the Digital Programs and
Initiatives department. The Systems Librarian actively works with staff
throughout the UMD Libraries to gather requirements for development of new
digital initiatives and programs and provides support and instruction to UMD
Libraries' staff in the installation, development, and use of digital
applications. The Systems Librarian collaborates closely
with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to
implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing,
and to communicate issues clearly. Serving as a translator
and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Systems
Librarian will ensure that all parties gain consensus regarding requirements
and project scope. The Systems Librarian serves as an active member of Digital
Systems and Stewardship, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading
specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into
library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to
digital technologies, such as repository development, digital curation and
preservation, and metadata.

  
The successful candidate for this position will have the following duties and
responsibilities:

  
• Develop requirements for new software applications to meet the needs of the
department

• Ensure the preservation of the UMD Libraries' digital assets through file
inventorying and archiving

• Maintain and troubleshoot both legacy systems and new systems

• Collaborate closely with both technical and non-technical staff from
throughout the UMD Libraries, and communicates clearly with all stakeholders

• Participate in the development and execution of digital projects throughout
their life-cycle, from conceptualization to long-term preservation of the
results

• Conceive and develop scripts in support of departmental needs and
specifically in order to allow staff to carry out large, complex tasks more
efficiently

• Investigate and implement new technologies and research tools to support the
work of the UMD Libraries

• Write reports, articles and presentations related to digital programs and
initiatives, for example, presenting to UMD Libraries staff about new
technologies

• Participate in library and campus committees as appropriate

• Perform other duties, as assigned.

  
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):

EDUCATION:

Required: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-
accredited institution of higher education by date of hire.

  
Preferred: Specialization in digital librarianship

  
EXPERIENCE

Required:

• Demonstrated knowledge of the architecture and technologies of the World
Wide Web, including HTML and CSS

• Knowledge of databases, data modeling, and SQL

• Knowledge of current best practices in the field of digital preservation

• Advanced knowledge of XML, and familiarity with the many XML-based metadata
schemas and standards commonly used in digital librarianship (including EAD,
MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.)

• Comfortable with a Unix server environment, including the installation of
software packages and setup, configuration and troubleshooting of new server-
based applications

• Demonstrated ability to conceive and develop scripts (in for example shell,
Perl, Python, or another modern programming language)

• Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new programming languages as
needed

• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on multiple projects

• Understanding of and interest in the academic research and scholarly
communication environment of a large research university

  
Preferred:

• Experience with the FedoraCommons digital repository architecture

• Experience with special collections and archival and manuscript materials

• Demonstrated knowledge of Javascript

• Good project management skills

• Experience with DSpace and/or other digital library applications, such as
Open Journal Systems or ArchivesSpace

  
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr
/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

  
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based
on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For
additional information, consult the following website:
http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

  
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27317. No relocation
assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to
work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not
sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists
of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and
names/e-mail addresses of three references.

  
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 25,
2014.

  
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and
expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.



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