Progressive Technology Federal Systems (PTFS) is seeking a self-motivated,
innovative systems librarian to help a traditional paper-bound U.S. Federal
government library move into a 21st century e-learning site. The successful
candidate will guide the Public Services and Technical Services staff of this
library to become a complete repository for e-content, combining commercial
e-products with government-developed databases. The website
needs to be revamped to be the single-entry portal for the library community
to locate and retrieve the e-content they need. The library
will continue to maintain a small MARC-based print collection, so the existing
Symphony ILS will serve as the backbone for the collection's
descriptive and inventory needs. The
successful candidate will be able to make HTML changes to the Symphony OPAC to
allow for external resources to be searched and results displayed
appropriately. Position located in the Washington DC metro
area. The candidate should have experience covering:

-Established systems librarian experienced with a Unicorn or Symphony system (including maintaining back-ups, running systems administration utilities, creating and modifying reports, customization and coding of the OPAC interface and coordinating vendor support from SirsiDynix)  
-Diagnose and solve problems relating to the OPAC, cataloging, circulation, serials control, acquisition, self-check interface modules  
-Experience establishing automated workflows using the Symphony system  
-Perform annual inventory  
-Perform upgrades of ILS software (in conjunction with SirsiDynix staff where required)  
-Customize OPAC interface by performing in-house coding  
-Support self-checkout equipment  
-Maintain library electronic interfaces on both public website and intranet  
-Update, compose and create content in electronic format assuring accuracy and proper display.  
-Perform coding to create html files, create and enhance the experience of the library's digital assets and customize the library's intranet presence using SharePoint  
-Familiarity with RFID systems and tagging  
-Work with the library's database service providers to customize their interface  
-Create and maintain digital repositories  
-Compile and distribute reports on the metrics/statistics for all of the library's services.  
-Troubleshoot problems with staff computers and public-access workstations in library reading room  
-Test new media and library applications as necessary.  
-Coordinate with staff and vendors to resolve difficulties that cannot be resolved in-house  
-Develop monthly status reports  
-Assist library patrons in the use of all digital resources, self-check equipment and library equipment.  
-Maintain and create documentation related to all duties  
Specific requirements for the position include:

-Working knowledge of the UNIX operating system  
-At least 4 years demonstrated experience supporting web technologies such as HTML, XML and CSS  
-At least 2 years demonstrated experience creating and coding Unix shell scripts  
-Ability to use Photoshop  
-At least 2 years hands-on experience developing sites using SharePoint  
-Ability to use the OCLC bibliographic utility and online authority files  
-At least 4 years hands-on experience trouble-shooting computer hardware and networks  
-At least 4 years hands-on experience creating and coding web accessible electronic interfaces -for databases using advanced technologies  
-Must stay abreast of new library focused technologies and be able to recommend a better system than Symphony, if a better system can be found  
-Four years post-MLS library experience  
MS Library/Information Science Required.

**Security Clearance Required**: None 

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