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Paul Smith’s College – Systems Librarian (Temporary)

Job Description – Systems Librarian (Temporary)

Paul Smith’s College is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Even though we’re small, we strive to do great things and offer excellent service to our patrons. We are looking for a creative, innovative, and knowledgeable Systems Librarian to help maintain and create amazing user-centered services. The ideal candidate will be a jack of all trades, able to troubleshoot software and hardware problems, develop new and/or alter existing software and, working with the rest of the library team, design, develop, research, and implement new services from start to finish. We also want a friendly, sociable person who is as comfortable standing in front of the classroom teaching an instruction session as they are helping patrons with reference questions. If this describes you, please apply.


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in library systems and information technology, and demonstrated skills in managing and developing systems required.
  • Knowledge of e-resource management systems and link resolvers required.
  • Knowledge of SIRSIDynix Symphony integrated library system preferred.
  • Experience with PHP, Python, Javascript, CSS\HTML preferred.
  • Experience with MYSQL or other similar relational database software.
  • Experience designing and writing software using the above languages preferred.
  • Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one and group situations.
  • Strong personal service philosophy and solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Desire to the share varied workload of a small college in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to carry 20 lbs. 200 yards and/or up three flights of stairs.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word format to: Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.

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