Connecting information professionals across upstate New York.

Categorized | Careers

Systems Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library (Geneva, NY)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill the position of
Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The successful candidate will be a creative
and motivated individual with a strong commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of
technology in service to teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range
of library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of library services;
web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection of technologies that will contribute to
the richness of the Library’s services and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity
to join a team of librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

• Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides,
• Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and
• Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g.
PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
• Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation of data for
use by various systems.
• Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, and
maintain local documentation.
• Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
• Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new information
• Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
• Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work
• Experience working with an integrated library system.
• Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured markup and
common scripting languages.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
• Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative partnerships.
• Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested
applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the names with contact
information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send an email to

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

UNYSLA Spring Conference

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2018 UNYSLA Conference: Lead From Where You Are


When: Friday, April 13th, 2018

Where: Rochester, NY


Click here for more details!

Get Involved with UNYSLA

There are several ways to get involved including conference planning, board positions, networking events, and so much more! Send any inquiries to anyone listed on our About page or fill out our Contact Us form.

Quick Links

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thanks to our Sponsor!

Thanks to our sponsor, Ebsco Health! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Find out how.

Archived Posts