Position Announcement: Systems Librarian at Fairfield University

Zhang, Yuqing yzhang at FAIRFIELD.EDU
Tue Nov 22 11:07:40 EST 2011

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Systems Librarian

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, seeks an energetic, innovative, self-motivated Systems Librarian with a vision and enthusiasm for the future of library information technology to join the service-oriented library technology team.


Serves as the primary person to provide expertise and support a variety of library systems including but not limited to the integrated library system, proxy server, interlibrary loan system, self-check station, and mobile site; analyzes, maintains and enhances systems for optimal productivity through functional support, staff training, and customization; performs database maintenance and ensures data integrity, ad-hoc scripting and report writing; assists Head of Digital Services and Technology Planning with strategic planning for library technology needs.


* Master's degree in library science or related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for some of the required education.

* 3-5 years demonstrated experience administering library systems, such as Millennium, EZproxy, and ILLiad.

* Strong knowledge of Windows and IIS; working knowledge of network protocols; proficiency with relational databases, web scripting languages such as HTML and XML, Javascript, Perl or PHP.

* Effective written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences with different technical backgrounds; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and vendors.
* Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills.

* Strong organizational skills to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.

Highly Desirable:  experience administering and maintaining III's Millennium, load profile, and business functional support in acquisitions, circulation, cataloging and public access; commitment to responsive and innovative service; creative and flexible, with a keen interest in exploring and implementing emerging technologies to enhance library systems and services.

Fairfield University is a highly selective, independent, small comprehensive Jesuit university located in a suburb 50 miles outside of New York City. DiMenna-Nyselius Library has over 500,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building. TO APPLY: Submit letter of application, resume, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to JoAnn Garrity, Fairfield University Library, Fairfield, CT 06824-5195, or directed electronically to jgarrity at fairfield.edu<mailto:jgarrity at fairfield.edu>. Preference given to applications received by January 6, 2012. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Fairfield strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Ms. Yuqing Zhang
Head of Digital Services & Technology Planning
DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University
(203) 254-4000 x3283
yzhang at fairfield.edu<mailto:yzhang at fairfield.edu>


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