Currently Open Position:

Systems Librarian

Salary:  $65,000 – $75,000 depending upon experience

Reports to:  Vice President

Hours:  35 hrs. per week

The Systems Librarian contributes to the Company's mission of delivering top quality MARC and XML records to its customers.  This position has overall responsibility for the installation, maintenance, and enhancement of the library’s SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system, and provides technical support for the Company's staff.


Duties and Responsibilities

• Administers, maintains, and supports the Company's Symphony system and associated peripherals, including cataloging, authorities, reporting and eLibraries.

• Provides expertise and works with Company staff to develop discovery and access strategies for the Company's website and internal documentation repository.

• Creates reports, extracts and delivers data to other systems on behalf of subscribing customers, and in-house staff.

• Participates in the ongoing assessment, planning, and delivery of tools to help streamline and improve Company's ability to serve it's staff and customers.

• Monitors development of next generation library catalogs and aggregate discovery tools.

• Troubleshoots problems with the ILS and escalates issues to the vendor as necessary.

• Works closely with other staff to establish, maintain, and troubleshoot cataloger's remote access to the ILS.

• Acts as a member of the Company's IT team to troubleshoot problems, provide support for hardware and software, and train staff on new technologies. 

• Writes detailed documentation of procedures and report functionality.

• Trains staff on relevant modules of the ILS, including upgrades and new products.

• Does original cataloging for multiple customers on OCLC and in the Symphony system.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent.

• One to two years of library experience, preferably in an academic library.

• One to two years of experience working with an integrated library system in an administrative capacity. Experience with SirsiDynix Symphony and API training preferred.

• Successful experience: in implementing or integrating link resolvers and ILS data; in scripting to automate tasks. 

• Successful experience: in implementing or integrating with any discovery layers such as EDS, Encore, Summon, or Primo, AquaBrowser.

• Knowledge of MARC format and familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as Z39.50, XML, OAI/PHM harvesting protocol, RDA.

• Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, perl, OCLC, and library automation systems such as EZproxy, MarcEdit, MarcReport, and OpenURL link resolvers.

• Familiarity with web accessibility and design standards.

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Strong commitment to customer service and support.

• Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments as well as independently.

• Commitment to continuing professional development.

• Ability to work on data loading with librarians at multiple institutions on multiple ILS systems.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Preference for experience with Sirsidynix Symphony ILS, but other ILS experience is also acceptable.

• Familiarity with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Access and Excel.

• Familiarity with FTP, basic batch file scripting, and PCRE

• Experience with database querying (SQL) for an integrated library system.

• Knowledge of bibliographic record structures as they relate to core library operations such as circulation, cataloging, autorities, etc.

• Knowledge of CSS, HTML, MS-SQL, XSL, XML.  

• Familiarity with content management systems, e.g., LibGuides, OU Campus.

• Knowledge of technologies for digital libraries, such as OpenURL, Dublin Core, and linked data.

• Demonstrated problem-solving and creativity in using technology to advance information discovery and organizational effectiveness.



• Company pays up to 80% of the cost of Group Health insurance premium.

• Company pays 100% of the cost of Long Term Disability insurance premium.

• Company offers SIMPLE IRA Plan, and matches employee contribution up to 3% of salary.

• Company offers a Flexible Medical plan; employees can use pre-tax salary for most medical expenses.

• Company offers cafeteria plan for Short Term Disability, Cancer, Hospital Confinement, Accident, and Critical Illness Insurances.

• Company offers Group Dental insurance.

• Company offers Flex Time and work from home one to two days per week.


How to Apply

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