Systems/Technology Librarian

Chapman University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Full Time
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Systems/Technology Librarian

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Job Description Summary

The Systems/Technology Librarian coordinates the library’s use of technology to provide services and enhance access to information resources in all formats, including web-based resources, applications, and other systems. This position identifies, evaluates, and implements current and emerging technologies and applications; serves as systems administrator for the Integrated Library System ( ILS ); and configures and maintains the proxy server; and is the primary liaison to Innovative Interfaces and database vendors. The Systems/Technology Librarian trains and supports library staff on the use of the ILS and other applications; collaborates with staff in the law school, Leatherby Libraries, and the University on technology-related issues; and develops and documents policies and procedures. This position reports to the Law Library Director. Duties may include assisting with empirical and data projects.

  • Coordinate the library’s use of technology to provide library services and enhance access to information resources in all formats.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement current and emerging technologies.
  • Work with staff in the law school, Leatherby Libraries, and the University on technology related issues to ensure compatibility and compliance with systems requirements.
  • Serve as systems administrator for the Integrated Library System ( ILS ).
  • Plan, customize, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot all modules of the ILS (Innovative Interfaces).
  • Maintain web applications and other system integrations.
Required Qualifications
  • MLS from an ALA -accredited institution or equivalent relevant degree.
  • Experience with library and computer systems, including an Integrated Library System (preferably Innovative Interfaces).
  • Knowledge of current information technologies and standard practices in web development ( MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node), SQL, Restful API ).
  • Experience with programming languages ( HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python scripting).
  • Experience with servers (Linux, Nginx) and networking.
  • Experience with a content management system (Cascade, Springshare).
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment to conceptualize, communicate, coordinate, and implement complex activities and projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the University.
  • Ability to formulate and communicate logical and sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated writing skills to produce clear, concise, and accurate documentation.
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks when faced with multiple projects and requests.
  • Commitment to expanding, improving, and promoting library services.
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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Certification/License

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