Discovery and Integrated Systems Coordinator
Librarian II or III

The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks candidates for the 
position of Discovery and Integrated Systems Coordinator. As the largest 
public academic research library in Massachusetts, we are a key partner 
in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the 
Commonwealth. By combining the latest information technology with 
excellent public service, the staff builds and maintains a rich 
information environment, facilitates access to it, and creates a place 
that functions as a hub of campus and community scholarly activity. The 
Discovery and Integrated Systems Coordinator provides creative 
leadership, supervision and management of various library information 
discovery systems and services. Works in a collaborative, team 
environment to support, maintain, and customize ALEPH, WorldCat Local 
and other discovery systems as appropriate. Tracks projects and ensures 
that approved services, upgrades, and enhancements are implemented in a 
timely manner and tested prior to release.


1. Master’s degree in library science from an American Library 
Association accredited library and information studies program. Minimum 
of two years of experience in an academic library.
2. Knowledge of library technologies including integrated library 
systems as well as newer and emerging technologies and their application 
for resource discovery, access and management. Experience with Aleph 
system preferred.
3. Demonstrated success on team projects consisting of librarians, 
support staff, and programmers.
4. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and personalities 
and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment.
5. Demonstrated proficiency in digital technologies, applications, 
reporting, and utility tools.
6. Demonstrated successful supervisory, management and leadership skills.
7. Knowledge of web design and usability principles as applied in a 
library environment.
8. Knowledge of cataloging and metadata schemas.
9. Working knowledge of UNIX, XML, and SQL.
10. Working knowledge of Oracle, preferred
11. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills related to a 
technical environment.
12. Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity, change and innovation.
13. Strong service commitment to library users.
14. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
15. Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and 
actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own 
multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a 
demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and 
embrace University initiatives and aspirations.


APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by April 
27, 2012. Send letter of interest, résumé, and the names of three 
professional references, to: Discovery and Integrated Systems 
Coordinator Search, Library Administrative Office, W.E.B. Du Bois 
Library, 154 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 
01003-9275 or email us at [log in to unmask]

For information about the University and the Library, and a copy of the 
official job description, see our web site:

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal 
Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are 
encouraged to apply.

Steve Bischof
ILS Coordinator, Five Colleges Inc.
Amherst, MA
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