Skidmore College seeks a creative, user-oriented Systems Librarian to oversee 
library tools and systems that support collection maintenance and use, as well 
as related library and resource sharing services. The Systems Librarian will 
take a leadership role in implementing, maintaining, supporting, and enhancing 
a wide range of technologies and systems, and, in collaboration with key 
library staff and other campus partners, will investigate methods and best 
practices for assessing collections, patron experience, and library 
effectiveness. The College is particularly interested in candidates from 
underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working 
with students from underserved populations.

Based in the Lucy Scribner Library and reporting to the College Librarian, the 
Systems Librarian holds a 12-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty 
member, participates in shared governance at the college.

Scribner Library is looking for someone who is able to develop and administer a 
comprehensive technology plan that guides the library's adoption of next 
generation library systems. Projects on the horizon include transitioning to a 
new integrated library system, enhancing or replacing our digital collections 
platform, improving our library website, and improving or replacing our 
discovery services.

Scope of Duties

?  Administer, maintain, and optimize library systems related to both in-house 
and consortial activities including, but not limited to, the integrated library 
system, discovery layer, electronic resource management tool, digital 
collections platform, interlibrary loan applications, institutional repository, 
and other resource sharing tools and platforms

?  Ensure accessibility to and stability of the library's online information 
resources and digital collections. Provide technical expertise for problem 

?  Oversee the functioning and maintenance of the library website, and provide 
leadership for future upgrades

?  Participate in analysis and assessment in order to determine patron 
satisfaction with library collections, services, and consortial arrangements

?  Collaborate with consortial partners on both an ongoing and as-needed basis 
(e.g., ConnectNY, New York 6, Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust)

?  Perform regular periodic data analysis and migration between library 
systems. Assist and guide others to create and use effective reports for 

?  Develop, maintain, and document programs and scripts that extend system 
functionality and automate routine tasks

?  Collaborate closely with IT and library staff to ensure seamless service to 

?  Participate in reference and instruction/departmental liaison activities in 
line with the successful candidate's strengths, interests, and institutional 

?  Demonstrate professional engagement and scholarship required for advancement 
through library faculty ranks

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent education and experience. Advanced 
knowledge of emerging technologies and their impact on academic libraries. 
Demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably Perl, 
experience with SQL, and experience working in a command line environment. 
Working knowledge of an integrated library system and discovery service. 
Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant 
tools for data manipulation. Excellent analytical, organizational, and project 
management skills. Adeptness at problem-solving, and disposition to share 
technical knowledge with others. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as 
independently and flexibly in a changing environment. Highly effective 
communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications

Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and 
software in an academic library setting. Familiarity with Voyager, Ebsco 
Discovery, WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat, ILLiad, Ares, EZProxy, 
CONTENTdm, BePress Digital Commons, authority control (Library Technologies, 
Inc.), Joomla. Experience transitioning major library systems.

Review of applications begins May 1st and will continue until the position is 
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Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an 
Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment 
practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national 
or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, 
marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic 
information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, 
familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected 
by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background 
check result.

Yvonne Kester
Library Systems Analyst
Lucy Scribner Library
Skidmore College
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