Job: Systems Librarian at William Paterson University of New Jersey

Systems Librarian
David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Posting Date: November 9, 2017 
Closing Date: Open until filled 

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month 
tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems 
Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components 
and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system. 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in 
New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of 
Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US 
Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University 
offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that 
range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional 
programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and 
from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre 
suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, 
research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
•    Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, 
comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, 
circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical 
data reporting.
•    Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; 
troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other 
assigned systems.
•    Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and 
services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library 
Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and 
interdepartmental projects.
•    Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from 
various sources.
•    Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and 
serves on committees
•    Participates in departmental and User Education programs. 
•    Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development 


Ideal candidate must possess the following:
•    ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
•    At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library 
•    A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
•    Experience working with databases and SQL.
•    Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, 
Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
•    Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related 
•    Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Second graduate degree  
•    System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager 

Invitation to apply:

Please click to Apply 
for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:
•    Complete an application 
•    Submit a cover letter & CV
•    Provide names/contacts of three professional references.   

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact 
Search Chair Richard Kearney at

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively 
values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, 
minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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