Systems Librarian at Colgate University Libraries
Hamilton, New York
Systems Librarian, Colgate University Libraries
Come join our team at Colgate!
Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, and
working closely with otherlibrary managers, the person in
this position provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration,
andbroad support for traditional and emerging library
software solutions and standards. The incumbent
willuse a variety of technologies, along with excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, to provide thebest
possible experience for library patrons and staff as they seek, access, and
maintain the information inour library systems. This will
include first-line support as well as maintenance and implementation in
abroad range of systems with primary, sustained focus on
the integrated library system (III/Sierra) andDematic
automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).
The main duties will be to administer, maintain, and support all modules of
the Libraries' III Sierrasystem. The Systems Librarian is
the primary liaison to III for problem resolution and will be
theLibraries' representative to the national users' group.
The Systems Librarian will work with the Associate Director of Technology and
Digital Initiatives,Colgate ITS and Library staff, and
vendor technical support to manage other platforms and servers
suchas the Dematic automated storage and retrieval system,
the Libraries' web and file servers, staffapplications, and
selection, installation, and maintenance of hardware and
* A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Masterof Science in Library Science (MSLS), Master of Information Science (MIS) or an equivalent
* Candidates need effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problemsolving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.
* Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advancedprogramming skills desired).
* Knowledge of MARC format is essential.
* Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in anacademic library setting is preferred.
Information about Colgate University and the Colgate Libraries and a full job
description withadditional preferred and desired
qualifications are available at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html
Application instructions can be found at
Candidateswill need to upload a letter of application,
curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for
threereferences. Official transcripts will be required of
candidates selected for an on-campus interview.
Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015, and continue until the
position is filled.
Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in
Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AAemployer. Developing and
sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further
theuniversity's educational mission. Women and candidates
from historically underrepresented groupsare encouraged to
apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of
otheremployment opportunities at
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