Systems Librarian
Marin County Free Library
San Rafael

: With a mission to engage the community, provide innovative library services
and foster lifelong learning, the MCFL serves the unincorporated areas of
Marin County, as well as the cities and towns of Novato, Corte Madera,
Fairfax, Marin City, and Ross. Along with a dedicated share of a stable local
property tax, the MCFL enjoys broad community support as shown by the passage
of a supplemental parcel tax by more than 78%. Through the activities of the
County's ten-branch library system, the MCFL offers an expansive collection;
digital content; public access computers; free Wi-Fi; AV and print resources;
special programming for children, teens and seniors; literacy programs serving
both families and individuals; and study space for students of all ages.

MARINet is a consortium of MCFL, six other public libraries and two university
libraries in Marin County, all of whom share a catalog and automation
system. The MARINet office runs and maintains an Integrated
Library System for consortium members, providing training, technical support
and web catalog maintenance to the member libraries.
Patrons' library cards are valid at any MARINet library and, with certain
exceptions, items can be borrowed from any MARINet library and returned to any
MARINet library.

THE POSITION: The Systems Librarian is responsible for administering the day
to day operations of MARINet and for the provision of core services by all
Marin County consortium libraries who share a single library catalog. This
position provides training to library staff on the ILS software and catalog,
creates and maintains documentation and manuals for staff, and performs design
and coding work for the web catalog's interfaces. The
Systems Librarian also works closely with various MARINet committees and helps
to select databases and related products for use by all members of the

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for Systems Librarian will have
experience as a professional librarian in a technology capacity with
responsibility for programs and projects. They will have
experience supporting ILS software, either with Sierra, or with a comparable
integrated library system. He or she will also have
experience with web catalog configuration and support, excellent problem-
solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively and courteously
with staff and vendors. In addition, the ideal candidate should have an
interest in learning new technologies, and with optimizing the user experience
for people using our web catalog. MARINet staff is continuously moving between
troubleshooting/maintenance, and projects to improve or implement new features
in our systems, so the ideal candidate will be comfortable with that type of
work, and able to be very hands-on with designing and coding our library
interfaces. The ideal candidate will have an awareness of
library trends, familiarity with vendors of library technology products and
the ability to work independently on project implementations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to an American Library Association-
accredited Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information
Services, or similar curriculum and three years of experience as a
professional librarian. Overall work experience must
include two years of supervisory experience which may have been obtained in a
position other than professional librarian. Experience
using current technology in the primary area to which assigned is
required. Experience in a public library setting is highly

TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of
qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a
highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online
assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or
any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the
eligible list. In the event that additional testing is not
conducted, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified to
contact the department in the order their applications are received by the
Human Resources Department.

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