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Systems/IR Librarian

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Position Information

Position Title Systems/IR Librarian
Requisition # S00145P
FLSA Exempt
Location IIT-Mies Campus (MC), 10 West 35th St., Chicago
Department Galvin Library

The Systems & Institutional Repository Librarian is responsible for implementing, maintaining, supporting, and enhancing a wide range of technologies and systems to provide innovative library services and ensure access to the library’s extensive range of online information resources and digital collections. This position supports library staff and local and remote library users in the use of existing information technology as well as the adoption of new and emerging instructional and digital library technologies.

The Systems & Institutional Repository Librarian has primary responsibility for the ongoing administration of the library network, servers, and related information technology to ensure 24/7 accessibility, functionality, and stability of these resources.

This position will also have primary responsibility for the migration and implementation of a new platform for the Galvin Library’s Institutional Repository.

Special Schedule Requirements

May require occasional evening and weekend hours when resolving server or network connectivity as part of overall on-call responsibilities.


Education & Experience

MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program

Experience planning, managing, and overseeing complex technology projects.

Experience with emerging instructional and digital library technologies.

Three or more years of experience in information technology management and system administration.

Knowledge & Skills

Familiarity with UNIX/LINUX system administration.

Familiarity with programming languages, preferably PHP and Python.

Familiarity with library, communication and web standards such as OpenURL and Link resolvers, as well as relational database systems and applications including MySQL and MS Access preferred.

Strong service orientation, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent project management skills required.

Strong commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.

Certifications and Licenses

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Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibility

Manage library systems administration, working in a predominantly Linux based environment. Provide ongoing technical support for a variety of library systems, including the institutional repository, archives management system, library website, and other web-based applications. Assist in management and support of the libraries’ integrated library system, currently ExLibris Voyager, including overall system administration and desktop support.

Percentage Of Time 30
Key Responsibility

Serve as the liaison between the library and campus technology units representing the technology needs of the library and working cooperatively on the resolution of campus-related issues impacting access to library-supported systems and resources such as accessing backups of data.

Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility

Manage and provide technical support for the library’s physical hardware and related technology that makes up the library staff and public area computing environment. This includes collaborating with library staff on the development and delivery of user-centered technology.

Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility

Work with open source software, including Drupal and Islandora for the Institutional Repository, enhancing open source scripts and modules to integrate with the library’s existing software.

Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility

Supervise library student assistants providing library technology support including delegating tasks and project assignments, monitoring student performance, and overseeing the completion of assigned projects and the resolution of outstanding issues.

Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility

Pursue ongoing professional development and contribute to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities.

Percentage Of Time 10

Posting Information

Work Hours

May require occasional weekend and evening hours particularly when assisting in resolving potential technical issues.

Position Category Full Time
Posting Date 06/13/2017
Closing Date
Posted Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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