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

SUMMARY:
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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides,
etc.)
• Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and
passwords.
• 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
services.
• 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work
experience.
• 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
developments.
• 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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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
https://apply.interfolio.com/48712.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send an email to ferran@hws.edu.

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