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Job Posting : Manager, Library Systems- Brandeis University

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Katherine Collins <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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**Please excuse any cross-posting**

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Brandeis University seeks a Manager of Library Systems to lead and 
participate in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the 
Brandeis University Library Systems environment. 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 integrated library systems and related library systems.
S/he will collaborate with other library colleagues to explore and 
deploy new technologies.  This person will manage staff and vendor 
relationships.

Responsibilities
•Responsible for 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; manages data integration between systems and 
creates and assists in the supervision of appropriate teams to execute 
such projects.
•Responsible for 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 
library by working with ITS groups to establish system and data access 
policies and procedures, ensure system reliability, and coordinate 
routine systems operations including backups and overnight processing.
•Collaborates with library departments and staff on evaluation of 
products, processes and implementation of best practices.
•Responsible for evaluating and exploring emerging issues, trends and 
technologies in library systems and technology, and recommending 
strategic directions; represents Brandeis University in external 
professional organizations.

Qualifications:
•5-8  years total work-related experience
•Supervisory / Management Exp.
•1-3  years of supervisory/management experience
•Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science - Required

Skills & Knowledge
•Leadership ability; 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.
•Demonstrated skills in managing large projects, staff reports and 
project teams; ability to initiate, plan and manage multiple complex, 
detailed, concurrent projects.
•Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both 
oral and written; ability to communicate and explain complex technical 
concepts to a lay community.
•Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Ability to 
evaluate and recommend process changes. Strong technical skills in a 
variety of applications and tools.
•Hands on experience managing library servers, systems and applications 
and working in a Linux/Unix shell
•Strong knowledge of metadata standards represented in library 
information systems including MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core and EAD.
•Ability to apply user-centered design methodologies and usability 
principles
•Hands on experience of web technologies including HTML, CSS, 
JavaScript, XML/XSLT

Required Qualifications: Experience with managing campus-wide enterprise 
systems.  Hands on experience managing integrated library systems. Hands 
on experience working with modern server operating systems and cloud 
hosted software/infrastructure providers. Familiarity with open-source 
software and user communities.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience managing open-source software and 
participating in open-source communities. Experience managing library 
systems and technologies such as federated search systems, digital asset 
management systems, electronic resource management systems and proxy 
servers.  Administrative experience with ExLibris systems, including 
Alma, Primo and MetaLib.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at 
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html .
Job ID 525972

Closing Statement:
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.

-- 
Katherine Collins
Manager of Electronic Resources
Brandeis University Library and Technology Services
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
phone 781-736-4731

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