Discovery and Delivery Systems Analyst
Hamilton College seeks a creative and strategic thinker to join our Library
and Information Technology Services (LITS) division in the role of Discovery
and Delivery Systems Analyst. Reporting to the Director of Metadata and
Digital Strategies, the Discovery and Delivery Systems Analyst serves as a
technical expert related to library systems software, standards and
infrastructure. The position demands solid knowledge of core library systems
and collections workflows, as well as ability to think strategically about
evolving systems to meet emerging needs. The incumbent will manage our
discovery and delivery systems as well as collaborate on digital humanities
projects. This is a perfect professional opportunity for someone who enjoys
partnering with others to help guide Hamilton's digital future.
Hamilton and LITS are innovators in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/
student scholarship. With grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
LITS staff are actively engaged in an internationally recognized effort to
support digital scholarship through the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi).
In 2014, Hamilton College and Colgate University joined edX to experiment with
online learning, promote the public scholarship of our faculty, and enhance
our intellectual connection with alumni. The following year, together with
Davidson and Wellesley, the four liberal arts colleges formed Liberal Arts
Online: A Digital Teaching and Learning Collaborative to share our experiences
and work together to better understand the potential impact of online and
blended learning for our residential institutions.
In LITS, we have a broad program of employing students in substantive support
roles, both to deliver excellent services, and to develop information and
technology skills that they can apply throughout their careers. Our research
tutor program provides opportunity for students to provide research support to
their peers under the guidance of our research librarians. Similar programs
exist to provide technology support to faculty and students. Hamilton is a
member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin
Group, ConnectNY, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and the Council on
Library and Information Resources and has a commitment to the ongoing
professional development of its employees.
Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton's
1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooks the New England-style Village of Clinton,
New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park. Its open curriculum gives
students the freedom to tailor their own liberal arts education within a
research- and writing-intensive framework. The highly selective college
enrolls 1,850 students. Additional information about the College can be found
Broadly responsible for development and administration of current and emerging
systems implementations, with a focus on how they integrate within and beyond
Specific responsibilities include:
Maintain and enhance library catalog, discovery, and related systems.
(Currently includes Voyager, Summon, EZProxy.)
Integrate library systems with campus and consortial systems. (e.g.
Blackboard, ConnectNY, RefWorks)
Maintain digital collections software. In conjunction with the DHi Lead
Designer & Software Engineer, Library Information Systems Specialist, and
Unix/HPC System Administrator responsible for maintenance and configuration of
digital collections software. (Currently CONTENTdm, Islandora / Fedora /
Drupal, Omeka, eXist.)
Ensure library systems and patron data are aligned with college policies.
(e.g. security, preferred name)
Contribute significantly to interface design. Working closely with the DHi
Lead Designer & Software Engineer, Library Information Systems Specialist, and
various stakeholders incumbent contributes to development and implementation
of clear (technically advanced, reflective of collection specific subject
idiosyncrasies, yet integrated across collections) interface designs to
digital collections and library resources.
Enhance services integration. Working closely with members of LITS incumbent
ensures interfaces designs are reflective of, and enhance, services offered by
Implement digital collection preservation systems.
A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or
equivalent knowledge gained through education and work experience is required.
Experience with the Voyager ILS is highly desired.
Experience with digital collections software is highly desired, experience
with Islandora is a plus.
Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a
small liberal arts college is a plus.
Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact
information for three professional references to [log in to unmask]
Consideration of candidates will begin June 6 and continue until the position
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