notice of vacancy: University of Washington

Bill Jordan bjordan at
Wed Jul 21 15:55:45 EDT 2004

July 20, 2004

TITLE:      Systems Librarian
LOCATION:   University of Washington Libraries, Information Technology


Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Libraries for
Information Technology Services (ITS), serves as a Systems Librarian
providing support for the planning, development, and implementation of
the Libraries' distributed computing environment.

The Libraries' current computing environment includes an Innovative
Interfaces integrated library system, 800 public and staff workstations
running Windows 2000/XP, a 2TB Dell/EMC storage area network, and
20clustered and standalone servers providing file, web, and database
services to users across the University of Washington campus. The
Libraries is in the process of moving most major services from Windows
to Linux servers.

ITS' responsibilities includes support for technical areas of the III
system, desktop computing support, systems management of the Libraries'
server environment, some web application development, and the
coordination of usability testing. In addition to this position, ITS
staff includes three librarians, five technical staff, a help desk
coordinator, a Graduate Staff Assistant, and several student helpdesk
technicians. This position may be assigned to projects in any of these
areas and will take a leadership position in some of them.


Oversees the operation of the Libraries' server and storage environment;
plans for system upgrades and maintenance; works with ITS Senior
Computer Specialists to develop and maintain server/storage/network
operating policies and procedures; identifies training needs and
opportunities as appropriate.

Participates in the planning and implementation of electronic
information services to the staff and public. This will include the
management of major systems projects from needs analysis and initial
planning through deployment, and will sometimes include programming.

Shares operational support for technical areas of the III system with
the Head, Integrated Library Systems, and works to integrate III with
other information systems.

Participates in overall technology planning for Information Technology
May participate in staff or user education programs.

Participates in Libraries-wide committees, task forces, and teams as

Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as


1. Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information
studies degree.

2. Demonstrated experience working successfully in a complex
information technology environment.

3. Good oral and written communication skills.

4. Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to
work with both technical and non-technical people.

5. Demonstrated technical skills sufficient to carry out the
responsibilities of the position.

6. Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.

7. Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.


$47,000 minimum.  Starting salary to be commensurate with qualifications and


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of
Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, The Vanguard Group, and/or
Fidelity Investments) on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the
rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working
days per year. Excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans. No
state or local income tax.


Charles E. Chamberlin
Deputy Director of Libraries
University of Washington Libraries
482 Allen Library
Box 352900
Seattle, Washington   98195-2900

APPLICATION DEADLINE: To ensure consideration, applications should be
received not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2004.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume including
a work telephone number and email address, salary requirements, and the
names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of at least three
references who are knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications for
this position.

University of Washington Libraries' Home Page is:

The University of Washington, an equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly
encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the
University is required to verify and document the citizenship or
employment authorization of each new employee.

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