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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College Library (Boston)

The Boston Architectural College Library, recognized by the NAAB accrediting body as a library of distinction, seeks a Systems Librarian. This position is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week and provides technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. The ideal candidate is one who is student-oriented, and who incorporates this perspective into the ways in which our systems facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of our library services. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

Responsibilities & Duties

*Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager hosted on a Linux platform), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support

*Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues

*Maintain positive working relationships with vendors to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed

*Investigate, select (in conjunction with other Library staff), and implement new software technologies and tools to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system

*Maintain, upgrade, and customize EBSCO's EDS and its components

*Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform

*Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance

*Work closely with Associate Director of the Library with specific projects as needed

*Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software

*Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library staff

*Participate in special projects as necessary

*Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week, including one night

*Other duties as assigned


Earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required. Master's degree in related field required. 

*ALA accredited, MLS or MLIS required

*One year or more experience

*Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager

*Website development experience (HTML, CSS)

*Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred

*Experience with XSLT templates

*Experience with Microsoft Access reporting

*Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential

*Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills

*Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication

*Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

*Experience administering Archivematica and/or DSpace a plus

*Must be able to work one evening per week

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted directly through the BAC website. 



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