Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Systems Librarian - Fairfield University

Systems Librarian - The DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, seeks an energetic, innovative, self-motivated Systems Librarian with a vision and enthusiasm for the future of library information technology to join the service-oriented library technology team. RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as the primary person to provide expertise and support a variety of library systems including but not limited to the integrated library system, proxy server, interlibrary loan system, self-check station, and mobile site; analyzes, maintains and enhances systems for optimal productivity through functional support, staff training, and customization; performs database maintenance and ensures data integrity, ad-hoc scripting and report writing; assists Head of Digital Services and Technology Planning with strategic planning for library technology needs. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library science or related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for some of the required education. 3-5 years demonstrated experience administering library systems, such as Millennium, EZproxy, and ILLiad. Strong knowledge of Windows and IIS; working knowledge of network protocols; proficiency with relational databases, web scripting languages such as HTML and XML, Javascript, Perl or PHP. Effective written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences with different technical backgrounds; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and vendors. Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills. Strong organizational skills to set priorities and manage multiple tasks. Highly Desirable: experience administering and maintaining III’s Millennium, load profile, and business functional support in acquisitions, circulation, cataloging and public access; commitment to responsive and innovative service; creative and flexible, with a keen interest in exploring and implementing emerging technologies to enhance library systems and services. CAMPUS AND LIBRARY: Fairfield University is a highly selective, independent, small comprehensive Jesuit university located in a suburb 50 miles outside of New York City. DiMenna-Nyselius Library has over 500,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building. TO APPLY: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to JoAnn Garrity, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically to Preference given to applications received by January 6, 2012. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Fairfield strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.