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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 delivery services in both local and global networked
environments. This work includes 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 library integrated systems in a shared environment; 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. Requires an MLS/MLIS and or/equivalent
combination of education and experience; experience working in a library
technology position, preferably in an academic setting that supported
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 150 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.
A job description and application requirements are available at:
http://www.whitman.edu/hr. Application review will begin August 4, 2014 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
Dalia L. Corkrum
OCLC Global Council Delegate for the Americas, 2013-2015
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