School/Unit: VCU Libraries
Department: University Libraries
Purpose of Position:
This position provides professional vision and support of enterprise library systems that provide access to the scholarly record and library collections which are critical to the success of the VCU research, educational, and clinical care mission. This position contributes to the VCU Libraries organizational needs by not only supporting VCU students, faculty, and researchers, but also serves as a primary contact within the VCU Libraries for staff use of these systems to support the university. Such work includes advanced analytical reporting and workflow analysis for greater efficiencies.
Reporting to Head of Enterprise Systems and Desktop Support, the Enterprise Systems Librarian will advance enterprise library applications through professional vision, customization, and maintenance. The successful candidate will work closely with team members in the Enterprise Systems and Desktop Support Department, library staff, professional colleagues, and vendors to advance a compelling suite of library applications for the VCU community. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will have a leadership role for Alma, the VCU Libraries’ unified resource management system. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will provide systems administration support for both locally hosted virtual servers and external cloud environments. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will be responsible for exploring new technologies and identifying opportunities for their effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems. As a faculty member of the Scholarly Communications and Publishing Division, the Enterprise Systems Librarian will actively contribute to the division's overall objectives, engaging in projects and activities that further these goals. The Enterprise Systems Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
ALA accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Working knowledge of technologies needed to manage the enterprise environment including system administration tools (e.g. UNIX command structure, Apache, security standards) and programming languages (e.g. PHP, SQL, JAVA, XML). Understanding of enterprise library applications such as integrated library systems, discovery services, OpenURL resolvers, proxy services, digital repositories, and interlibrary loan. Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (MARC, Dublin Core, OAIPMH, etc.).
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of technical and nontechnical clients and staff. Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and time management skills. Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently. Ability to work successfully with external vendor support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Willingness to cooperate and share information with peers. Strong service orientation. Ability to bring new ideas and concepts to current practice. Interest in developing new skills through continuing education opportunities.
Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry level position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion for developing superior academic library systems will be given the most serious consideration.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.