Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (LAI) is the bedrock of scholarship and learning at GW. Underpinning all aspects of the academic experience, our work is the foundation of integrated teaching, learning, and research throughout the university. A nimble, data-driven organization, we connect scholars with the tools, resources, and knowledge to generate transformative research and deepen student academic engagement, regardless of educational modality. LAI nurtures scholars throughout the spectrum of the academic experience, from formative undergraduate experiences through the pursuit of advanced research and teaching. We anchor the university in its mission to provide a unique, rigorous education to every student and become one of the nation's premier research universities. Reporting to the Director of Library IT Services, the Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration is a member of the technology team which includes web development, digital collections, and research support initiatives.

The Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration combines a strong service orientation and experience in application development to ensure that GW Libraries and Academic Innovation maintains and builds upon the high level of services in facilitating the information discovery it delivers to the GW community. The Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration takes an innovative, service-centric approach to the oversight of several key library information management and discovery systems (including GW's implementations of Alma, Primo, and ArchivesSpace). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling data integration across distributed and heterogeneous local and external data sources.
  • Providing statistical, usage, and collection reports in support of decision making for library collections and services.
  • Promptly reporting issues/problems to vendor(s) with follow-through until resolution.
  • Responsible for the integrated library system (currently Voyager), link resolver, proxy authentication, and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems.

The position is based at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, DC. The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience managing integrated library systems and resource discovery tools, link resolvers, and/or proxy authentication systems.
  • Experience with ETL: Extract, Transform, Load of metadata in MARC and/or RDF formats.
  • Experience integrating a wide variety of third-party applications into library information systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with database management systems(e.g., MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, or MS Access) and writing queries in SQL.
  • Experience with web standards, programming languages such as Ruby or Python, and scripting using HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript or JQuery.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic record structure and classification systems.
  • Experience with Alma, Voyager, Omeka, Samvera (formerly Hydra Project), and/or ArchivesSpace.
  • Strong service orientation.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: University Libraries Family Information Technology Sub-Family Data Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to gain a better understating of your experience, the professional experience section of your resume must include months in addition to years. For example, instead of “2014 – 2015,” it should include “April 2014 – January 2015” or similar information.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006638 Job Open Date: 09/01/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Does the professional experience section of your resume include months?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working with or administering Integrated Library Systems?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have knowledge of bibliographic record structures and classification systems?
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you have experience with Linux or command line tools?
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents


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