Hello Everyone,

Tulane’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is hiring for a Digital Technologies 
Librarian.  Please apply at http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities. 
Contact me if you have any questions.

Neal Schexnider
Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

Howard Tilton Memorial Library (HTML) at Tulane University invites applications 
for the position of Digital Technology Librarian. The library seeks to build 
its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested 
in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans. The Digital 
Technology Librarian will combine a strong service orientation with application 
development to ensure that HTML maintains and builds upon the high level of 
services for which it is renowned.

The Digital Technologies Librarian takes an innovative, service-centric 
approach to the oversight of several key information management and discovery 
systems (including Tulane’s implementations of Primo, Islandora, and 
ArchivesSpace). S/he will be responsible for ensuring the optimal performance 
of these systems, which will include: enabling data integration across 
distributed and heterogeneous local and external data sources; providing 
statistical, usage, and collection reports in support of decision making for 
library collections and services; and promptly reporting issues/problems to 
vendor(s) with follow-through until resolution. Additionally, the Digital 
Technologies Librarian has secondary (back-up) responsibility for the 
integrated library system (currently Voyager), link resolver (currently SFX), 
proxy authentication, and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems. As a technology 
liaison to library departments, s/he participates in formal task groups and 
committees, both standing and ad-hoc, to analyze and improve systems and 
services. S/he may assist with deploying hardware and software, including 
ordering, troubleshooting, inventory, and licensing management. S/he will have 
programming skills consummate with the Library’s digital technology goals and 
ambitions and will serve as part of a technology team that includes web 
development, digital collections, and digital publishing initiatives.

Experience managing integrated library systems and resource discovery tools, 
link resolvers, and proxy authentication systems
Experience managing Windows and Unix based servers
Demonstrated ability to work with database management systems and scripts 
(e.g., MS SQL,MySQL, Oracle, or MS Access) and writing queries in SQL
Programming in XSLT, PHP, Ruby, or Python
Experience with Web standards and scripting using HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript or 
Demonstrated analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills for complex 
Significant experience in project management
Strong service orientation
Proficiency in written and interpersonal communication
Ability to succeed both independently and in a collaborative team environment
Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Levels I, II 
and III outlined in HTML Core Technology Competencies for Employees. (See 
Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. 
News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United 
States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it 
borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard Tilton 
Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research 
collection of more than four million volumes, 600+ electronic database 
subscriptions and a materials expenditure of $8.8 million. The library is a key 
component of academic life at the University and plays an important role in 
enhancing cultural life in New Orleans.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are 
academic appointees;
librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive 
the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health 
plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.

Minimum Qualifications
At least two years’ relevant experience in an academic library

Minimum Education
ALA-accredited MLS or graduate degree in information technology, computer 
science, or other technology field

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with bibliographic record structure and classification systems
Proficiency with standard computer hardware and desktop applications, including 
Experience with Primo, Voyager, Islandora, ArchivesSpace and ILLiad
Experience integrating a wide variety of third-party applications into library 
information systems
Knowledge of authentication using LDAP and Shibboleth

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