Systems Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs


Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill 
the position of Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The 
successful candidate will be a creative and motivated individual with a strong 
commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of technology in service to 
teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range of 
library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of 
library services; web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection 
of technologies that will contribute to the richness of the Library's services 
and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity to join a team of 
librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

HWS is a great place to work and to shape lives of consequence. Founded as 
Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William 
Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts 
institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate 
deans offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The 
Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New 
York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 
different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of 
concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and 
extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the 
core of the Colleges' mission.

This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Collection Services, and 
leads the Library's implementation of a range of information systems. 
Responsibilities include the Library’s integrated management system, the 
Library’s web presence and various online tools and collections. Additionally, 
this position collaborates with other library staff to enhance and develop the 
delivery of content and services, and acts as a liaison to other academic 
support units on campus concerning the integration of library content and 


Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, 
LibGuides, etc.)
Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, 
IDs, and passwords.
Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g. 
PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation 
of data for use by various systems.
Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, 
and maintain local documentation.
Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new 
information services.
Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work 
Experience working with an integrated library system.
Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured 
markup and common scripting languages.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical 
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative 
Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried 
position. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The salary is competitive 
and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit 
package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid 
holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability 
coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not 
all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position 
is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, 
resume/C.V. and the names with contact information of at least three (3) 
professional references to our application service, Interfolio

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