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Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Westfield State University (Westfield)

Campus Title: Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian
State Job Title: Assistant Librarian/Associate Librarian/Librarian
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Supervision Received: Receives general supervision from the Dean of Academic Information Services / Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services / Library Director.

General Statement of Duties: The Systems Librarian administers, develops, and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library. Appointment/rank based on work experience and academic credentials.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Administer the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services),
 LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user
 experience and/or improve staff workflows.
-Monitor best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and
 develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs
-Provide consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation, and
 general technology support
-Serve as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project
-Provide leadership in exploring new technologies and their application in serving the mission of the library
-Collaborate with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects
-Participate in the library's reference and instructional services programs on an as-needed basis
-Participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees


Required Qualifications:
-ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
-Experience working with integrated library systems
-Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users
-Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility
-Understanding of project management principles and practices
-Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms
-Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues and foster a culture
  of inclusion
-Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of systems issues and implement the
  appropriate solution

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience providing instruction and reference services
-Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting
-Experience managing integrated library systems

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$48,000.00-$56,000.00 (Commensurate with experience)

Closing Date

Open until filled

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2019-11-04 |  Quick link to this job