Manager, Library Systems (Brandeis)
Brandeis University seeks a Manager of Library Systems to
lead and participate in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the
Brandeis University Library IT environment, including operational policies and
procedures intended to ensure the availability and responsiveness of existing
and emerging services. This person will lead and participate on projects for
functionality, development and integration required in library systems and
applications, and projects for interoperability between library systems and
other campus systems.
Responsibilities include comprehensive planning for system and application
implementation and support, as well as, the maintenance and support of the
library services platform, institutional repository, and related library
systems. S/he will collaborate with other library
colleagues, the incumbent leads and partners in the exploration and deployment
of new technologies and services that advance the university mission and
library activities and services that support it.
The incumbent also works closely with other colleagues in the development of
services with a strong IT footprint, suggesting solutions, providing feedback,
and helping serve as a bridge between other departments and technical IT
staff. S/he will analyze and assess library systems activities, and provides
strategic direction for library systems and technology activities, and manage
staff and vendor relationships.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
providing technical and project leadership to University stakeholders in
planning, development, prioritization and execution of systems and technology
projects, which includes analyzing requests and projects to identify their
scope, complexity and feasibility. Informs and guides prioritization of
library systems projects within larger context of library and IT work plans.
Manages the development and testing of new library systems and functionality
to be added to existing systems; data integration between systems; and creates
and assists in the supervision of appropriate teams to execute such projects.
coordination of timely data loads, indexing, database maintenance and data
feeds; and library systems upgrades, service pack installation, and
configuration. Responds to requests for assistance on use of library systems
and troubleshoots functionality problems with library systems, in partnership
with the Library Systems team. Responsible for support and maintenance of
library systems and applications, and for integration and data interchange
between library systems and other campus systems. Supports business continuity
of the libraries by working with LTS groups to establish system and data
access policies and procedures, ensure system reliability, and coordinate
routine systems operations including backups and overnight processing.
Collaborate with LTS
departments and staff on evaluation of products, processes and implementation
of best practices.
evaluating and exploring emerging issues, trends and technologies in library
systems and technology, and recommending strategic directions; representing
Brandeis University in external professional organizations.
years total work-related experience
years of supervisory/management experience
Library Science or
Information Science - Required
Skills & Knowledge
demonstrated understanding of an academic research environment; excellent
analytical, organizational and project management skills; familiarity with
issues affecting information technology and library
systems. Ability to work with various constituencies and
aid in collaboration amongst supported organizations.
in managing large projects, staff reports and project teams; ability to
initiate, plan and manage multiple, complex, detailed, concurrent projects.
organizational, interpersonal and, communication skills, both oral and
written; ability to communicate and explain complex technical concepts to a
skills for complex software issues. Ability to evaluate and recommend process
changes. Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and tools.
Ability to utilize
user-centered design methodologies and usability principles
adaptability to a changing environment
Knowledge of Unicode
and other standards for representation of library information in electronic
form such as MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, METS, MODS, EAD, TEI, etc
typical library applications including OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy
servers, standards such as Z39.50, etc.
and executing SQL queries
Hands on experience
Understanding of web
services such as SOAP, REST and other XML-based APIs
Experience with managing campus-wide enterprise systems
required. Familiarity with open-source software and user
communities required; experience managing open-source software and
participating in open-source communities preferred.
Experience managing a library services platform required; experience managing
related library systems and technologies such as federated search systems,
digital asset management systems, electronic resource management systems
Administrative experience with ExLibris systems preferred, including
Alma/Primo and Metalib. Experience working with modern server operating
systems and/or cloud hosted software/infrastructure
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Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to
apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any
applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability,
veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.
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