**SWAN IT Manager**  
SWAN is seeking a candidate for a new position created for information
technology manager. SWAN needs an individual with demonstrated experience with
the Linux operating system. SWAN operates in a server environment running
VMware virtualization. Candidates for the SWAN IT Manager position will manage
the wide area network for SWAN and must have experience managing firewalls.
Preference will be given to a candidate that has experience managing a network
of multiple facilities over a virtual private network (VPN). This position
will direct contracted IT staff for facility site visits for repair or
troubleshooting of the VPN. SWAN is looking for the development of a new
disaster recovery plan and enterprise backup, and recommendations on
organization workflow and job responsibilities.

Bachelor's degree Computer Science or related field with 3 to 5 years relevant
work experience; or Master's degree in Computer Science with 1 to 2 years
relevant work experience required.

**Overview of SWAN**  
Seventy-eight libraries in Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)
share ownership of an integrated library automation system known as SWAN
(System Wide Automated Network). By sharing the cost of central site
equipment, computer and database maintenance staff, and telecommunications,
libraries of all sizes (including public, academic, school and special) have
found it possible to join the consortium and to realize the advantages of
automated resource sharing.

SWAN maintains an online consortium catalog for its seventy-eight members. The
catalog lists more than one million titles of books, periodicals, music,
movies, electronic resources and other library materials. The catalog shows
which libraries own a given title and if the item is currently on the
shelf. Through the catalog, patrons can
check their own accounts, place holds, track their reading history, and pay
fines with a credit card. SWAN is the largest consortia of its kind in

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