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Technical Services and Systems Librarian

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
$51,500.00 - $51,500.00
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Full Time
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Position Summary 

The Technical Services and Systems Librarian is responsible for Reed Library’s cataloguing functions and implementation of the Library’s catalog within a shared integrated library system (ILS), Sierra. This position provides systems administration of Sierra and works with our consortial partner, Marmot, in the maintenance and administration of the ILS. In addition, the Technical Services and Systems Librarian manages Reed Library’s interlibrary loan and regional consortial borrowing service, Prospector. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent  
  • Recent experience cataloging a variety of bibliographic and physical formats in an integrated library system  
  • Experience or education regarding LCSH and LCC systems, RDA standards, MARC format, and standard cataloging practices  
  • Experience or education with name, subject, and series authority control  
  • Knowledge of basic interlibrary loan borrowing processes  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  
  • Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills  
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience with OCLC bibliographic record utility  
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan procedures and applicable software, particularly Tipasa  
  • Knowledge of one or more ILS modules outside of Cataloguing, particularly in Sierra  
  • Experience delivering reference in an academic library in all formats (face to face, chat, email, consultations, and through other technologies)  
  • Experience offering liaison services to academic departments, including collection development and specialized instruction  
  • Supervisory experience, including training 

Major Responsibilities 


Technical Services  

  • Supervise and/or perform cataloging and classification of Library materials; provide accurate bibliographic authority, item description, and classification of materials by creating and maintaining MARC records in the consortial library catalog and OCLC bibliographic utility database. 
  • Supervise 1 FTE staff that performs copy cataloging and processes materials in a wide variety of formats  
  • Perform activities dealing with bibliographic control of library materials, implementing national and consortium standards  
  • Obtain and import/export batch loads of bibliographic records from vendors and other entities using load tables  
  • Collaborate with others, to include:  
  • Collections & Research Services Librarian on acquisitions and vendor matters  
  • Access Services Librarian on matters related to circulation functions in ILS  
  • Marmot Library Network for issues related to catalog content  
  • Maintain communication with the library’s ILS consortium, taking responsibility for local implementation of the library catalog. 



  • Maintain and assist in the administration of Reed Library’s integrated library system by developing a deep understanding of the Circ Academic, Cataloguing, and Acquisitions modules, in addition to Sierra’s Settings and other Admin functions. 
  • Develop a working familiarity of Sierra loan rules, loan rule determiner table, item locations, and Item and patron types, particularly as they pertain to both Circulation and Cataloging modules. 
  • Serve as the primary trouble-shooting and communications liaison with our systems consortium Marmot. 


Resource Sharing 


  • Manage Reed Library’s interlibrary loan and regional consortial borrowing service, Prospector 
  • Serve as the Tipasa software administrator; Have knowledge of, manage the workflow of, and provide support in single title, chapter and article level lending and borrowing using the ILL software Tipasa 
  • Ensure high quality interlibrary loan experiences for Reed patrons and other libraries and their patrons 
  • Develop and maintain efficient ILL processes; Revise and maintain borrowing / lending policies as needed  
  • Supply resource sharing statistics as requested 


Other Responsibilities 


  • Provide academic reference service in person, using chat and email, and through individual consultations  
  • Serve as library liaison to assigned departments, including providing specialized instruction as needed  
  • Participate in collection development for academic departments as assigned 
  • Participate in Reed Librarians Council, Budget Team, other library governance teams, campus committees, and Marmot Library Network committees as assigned  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


Work Conditions 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function While performing the duties of this position, the employee will regularly:  

  • Stand or sit, and move about the Library space 
  • Be able to understand verbal communications from library patrons, and respond in a verbal or written manner understandable by library patrons 
  • Use hands and fingers or equivalent alternative technology to operate a computer and telephone 
  • Reach, stoop, kneel to retrieve items in the Library or have an alternative means to retrieve items in the Library • Specific vision abilities required include close vision requirements for computer work or the use of a technology that serves this purpose  
  • Light to moderate lifting may be required 



The salary for this position is $51,500 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume 
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 

Application materials received by April 3, 2022, will receive full consideration. 

The position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity   

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See  


Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  

Kate Suazo 

230 Skyhawk Station  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 822-8728- 


Other discrimination questions?   

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  

David Pirrone  

192 Education Business Hall  

1000 Rim Drive  

Durango, Colorado 81301  

(970) 247-7182  

Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request. 


  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.  


ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

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