Library Discovery and Integrated System Coordinator
The Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research
libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate
students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings
include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million
non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.
The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300
professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9
specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
This position is responsible, along with colleagues in the Library Systems
Office, for managing the configuration and back office settings for the
Library's discovery layer products (currently Voyager, Primo, and Summon) as
well as the integrated resources management systems used by Library staff
(currently Voyager, Meridian, and SFX).
The position is also responsible for helping to create and regularly maintain
the various online and batch interfaces between the discovery layers and the
ILS, as well as from the ILS to third party systems, among them PeopleSoft,
GFA, Borrow Direct, Aeon, and others. Responsible for significant data
extracting and reporting using Access, SQL and other reporting tools. Complex
reports and queries are created for Technical and Public Services staffs, for
ARL statistics and other national organizations that collect library data.
Manages various data loads and feeds, including financial, patron, and some
bibliographic. Also manages the Library's Stack Map cloud
based system which provides online maps of our branch libraries and also the
Library's instance of OnBase, a business document management system used by
several Library units. Plays an active important role in managing system data
integrity, keeping up with maintenance requirements and new release
installation oversight, and if need be, recovery and restoration. Provides
documentation for performing these various tasks, especially those that lack
He/she is also responsible for analyzing new Library system products with the
aim of making strategic recommendations, choices, and decisions about next
generation migration. Also responsible for managing such migrations, including
comprehensive data migration as well as configuration choices and policy
This position routinely interacts and collaborates with many staff in the
library and in various University departments, as well as with software
The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.
Required: BA from an accredited academic university. In
depth knowledge of Library Integrated System data formats and structures, both
past and future. Demonstrated experience with SQL/RDBMS systems. Familiarity
with using Linux/Unix. Demonstrated experience using at least two scripting
tools, such as Visual Basic, BASH, PERL, PHP, Ruby and or Python, as well as
experience with HTML/CSS. Demonstrated knowledge of Library catalog
data. Demonstrated knowledge of XML markup for library
data. Experience with Unicode, and library related non-Roman character
encoding. Ability to be able to troubleshoot issues with library systems or
library data and to manage solutions. Excellent communication skills.
Preferred: MLS from an ALA accredited Library Information
School. Demonstrated knowledge of HTTP techniques and RESTful
protocols. Familiarity with Linked Data conventions.
Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a
list of three references with full contact information.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject
to the University's background check policy.
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