Job Posting: Systems Librarian, Colgate University Libraries

Mike Poulin mpoulin at COLGATE.EDU
Thu Apr 23 08:08:52 EDT 2015

Systems Librarian, Colgate University Libraries

Come join our team at Colgate!

Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives,
and working closely with other library managers, the person in this
position provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad
support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and
standards.  The incumbent will use a variety of technologies, along with
excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best
possible experience for library patrons and staff as they seek, access, and
maintain the information in our library systems. This will include
first-line support as well as maintenance and implementation in a broad
range of systems with primary, sustained focus on the integrated library
system (III/Sierra) and Dematic automated storage and retrieval system

The main duties will be to administer, maintain, and support all modules of
the Libraries’ III Sierra system. The Systems Librarian is the primary
liaison to III for problem resolution and will be the Libraries’
representative to the national users’ group.

The Systems Librarian will work with the Associate Director of Technology
and Digital Initiatives, Colgate ITS and Library staff, and vendor
technical support to manage other platforms and servers such as the Dematic
automated storage and retrieval system, the Libraries’ web and file
servers, staff applications, and selection, installation, and maintenance
of hardware and software.


·         A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and
Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS),
Master of Information Science (MIS) or an equivalent degree

·         Candidates need effective communication, interpersonal,
organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to
work with a widely diverse group of people.

·         Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding
HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired).

·         Knowledge of MARC format is essential.


·         Two years’ experience supporting an integrated library system,
platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred.

Information about Colgate University and the Colgate Libraries and a full
job description with additional preferred and desired qualifications are
available at

Application instructions can be found at .  Candidates will need to
upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email
addresses for three references. Official transcripts will be required of
candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2015, and continue until the
position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in
Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse
faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational
mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are
encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find
postings of other employment opportunities at

Mike Poulin
Head of Collection Management
Professor in the University Libraries
Colgate University Libraries
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
fax: 315-228-7934
mpoulin at


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