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Systems Librarian, Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson, CT)

Position Summary:
The Systems Librarian performs a range of information technology-based services for the library. These services include integrated library system software, including automated circulation, cataloging, and online public access catalog services, online networked services of external library consortia; design, installation, and maintenance of the library’s website; and library services to distance learning students, including electronic reserves. The position performs the technical work required to facilitate all those services. 

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)  

Example of Job Duties:
Under the Director of Library Services, the Systems Librarian is responsible for contributing to the effective and efficient delivery of information technology services to the academic, student, and administrative communities of the College through effective performance in these essential areas: Performing information systems design, installation, operation and maintenance services to contribute to the library’s learning purposes; providing the technical and consultative services needed to support the library’s web site to contribute to effective communication with the College’s various communities and of the library’s services to distance learning students; and providing useful and helpful assistance to library patrons to contribute to the achievement of the library’s learning purposes.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings.  These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library Science or appropriately related discipline with one (1) year of experience in computer systems, network and software design, development and implementation in a library environment; or a combination of education, training, and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

Experience providing computer systems support to the College’s library.
Experience in the design, installation, and maintenance of web pages and distance learning interfaces.
Advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software, local and wide-area networking, software applications development, and equipment installation and maintenance.
Advanced knowledge of the application of computer hardware and software systems to the library and academic information uses and installations.
Experience in installing, operating, troubleshooting, and adapting computer and network equipment and software.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
Four (4) years of experience in computer systems, network and software design, development, and implementation in a library environment
Demonstrated knowledge of trends in emerging technologies for academic libraries.
Ability to design and execute analytics and reporting queries in library and educational technology systems to support assessment of workflows, collections, resource use, services, platforms, and outcomes.
Experience with Ex Libris Alma/Primo integrated library services platform.
Experience in universal design and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Experience in an academic setting providing direct service to students and faculty.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$67,587.00  / year

Salary Notes

approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

Closing Date

October 25, 2021

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, October 25, 2021.  See full job description and submit application here:


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