Senior Systems Librarian / Technical Lead
Yale University Library
New Haven County
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
**Position Focus:** Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Systems and Services in Library IT, the Senior Systems Librarian/Technical Lead oversees, monitors, and administers both the functional and technical components of library-based production services. Responsibility would extend to systems related to collections management, fulfillment, discovery and access, as well as digital repository and preservation. The Senior Systems Librarian/Technical Lead is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of these services as well as the internal operations of the units served. The incumbent actively works with stakeholders across the Library to assess, further develop, and enhance services, as well as explore opportunities to increase departmental efficiency and broader adoption. This position works closely and collaboratively with a wide range of staff in Library IT, stakeholders across the Library, Yale ITS, as well as with external partners and vendors.
_Depending on education and experience, the final candidate will be hired as a
Senior Systems Librarian or as a Senior Systems Technical Lead._
**Required Education, Skills and Experience:**
• Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. In selected
instances, a Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field and four years of
related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and
• Demonstrated experience managing library based systems and services.
• A minimum of four years of intensive experience with automated library
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with
various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team
• Solid understanding of library IT operations across two or more of the
following departments: Access Services, Acquisitions, Administration,
Cataloging, Collection Development, Electronic Resources, IT, Off-site
Collection Services, Preservation, Reference, Special Collections.
• Demonstrated project management and business systems analysis skills.
• Knowledge of Unicode and other standards for representation of library
information in electronic form such as MARC, MARCXML, BIBFRAME, METS, MODS,
EAD, TEI, etc.
• Strong analytical, organizational, and facilitation skills. Excellent oral
and written communication skills.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of
professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can
be found at: [http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html](htt
**Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:** Experience with ExLibris Voyager is highly desirable. Systems experience with one or more of the following is desirable: collections management, fulfillment, access, or digital repositories. Preferred programming experience; familiarity crafting and executing SQL queries; hands-on experience working with modern server operating systems and/or cloud hosted software/infrastructure providers.
**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer
innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at [www.library.yale.edu](http://www.library.yale.edu).
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
**How to Apply**
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover
letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional
references should be submitted by applying online at
[http://www.yale.edu/jobs](http://www.yale.edu/jobs). T**he STARS req. ID for
this position is 36160BR.**
_Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and
does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color,
religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin;
nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender
identity or expression._
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