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Systems Librarian

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Position Details

Classification Information

Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Faculty-Professional
Pay Band / Salary Grade 3
Employee Class AF

Position Information

Working Title Systems Librarian
Position Number FA0185
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience.
Position FLSA Exempt
Level Indicator Employee
Organizational Objective / Goal

The UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the university — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of connected, integrated, and engaged teaching, learning, research, and service. The UMW Libraries are committed to supporting the University’s mission of creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning.

General Description of Position

The Systems Librarian works closely with the Web Services Librarian and with campus IT to support library enterprise systems, including Alma, Primo, ILLiad, and EZ Proxy. This position provides systems administration support for both locally hosted virtual servers and external cloud environments; and explores new technologies and identifying opportunities for their effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems.

Required Education

ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline.

Required Experience

Experience working with academic library systems.

Demonstrated ability to work with programming languages such as PHP, SQL, and Perl and demonstrated knowledge of XML.

Experience with technologies needed to manage the enterprise environment including system administration tools (e.g. UNIX command structure, Apache, security standards).

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision, be self-motivated and independently prioritize work.

Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, and students.

Preferred Education
Preferred Experience

Experience working with Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems,

Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (MARC, Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, etc.).

Understanding of enterprise library applications such as integrated library systems, discovery services, OpenURL resolvers, proxy services, digital repositories, and interlibrary loan.

Statement of Economic Interest No

Physical Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lbs.) Occasionally
Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs.) Occasionally
Heavy lifting (more than 50 lbs.) Occasionally
Pushing/pulling Occasionally
Standing Occasionally
Sitting Frequently
Bending Occasionally
Walking Occasionally
Climbing Occasionally
Reaching Occasionally
Repetitive motion Occasionally
List other physical requirements, including frequency

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Category Administrative Professional Faculty
Posting Date 09/18/2017
Close Date 11/10/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant
Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these are the foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to these core ideas and values.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3