Discovery and Delivery Systems Librarian

Location
Clinton, New York
Posted
Feb 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hamilton College and its Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) division are trailblazers in supporting teaching, learning and faculty/student scholarship. In addition to the support provided for traditional library and IT services, LITS staff are actively engaged in efforts to support digital scholarship in innovative ways, including through the internationally recognized Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi). We are currently a part of the Building the Campus of the Future: 3D Technologies in Academe EDUCAUSE/HP research project, and are a member of national and regional consortia including the Oberlin Group, ConnectNY, the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges, and the Council on Library and Information Resources. LITS and Hamilton College have a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees, encouraging them to seek opportunities to expand and strengthen their skills.

We seek a collaborative, creative, strategic thinker to join LITS in the role of Discovery and Delivery Systems Librarian to help support our ambitious initiatives. The incumbent will work alongside diverse faculty, student, librarian, and IT colleagues across campus and within open-source communities on projects that advance research, teaching, and learning.  

Reporting to the Director of Metadata and Digital Strategies, the Discovery and Delivery Systems Librarian serves as a technical expert related to library systems software, standards and infrastructure. The position demands solid knowledge of core library systems and collections workflows, as well as the ability to think strategically about how to evolve systems to meet emerging needs. The incumbent will manage our discovery and delivery systems as well as collaborate on digital humanities projects. This is the perfect professional opportunity for someone who would enjoy partnering with others to help guide Hamilton’s digital future and enhance scholars’ ability to pursue new avenues for learning and research.

Responsibilities:

Broadly responsible for the development and administration of current and emerging systems implementations, with a focus on how they integrate within and beyond the library, and how they are used by the diverse community of researchers, both at Hamilton College and beyond our campus.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and enhance library catalog, discovery, and related systems. (Currently includes Alma, Primo, ArchivesSpace and more.)

  • Integrate library systems with campus and consortial systems. (e.g. Blackboard, LibGuides, RefWorks, InterLibrary Loan)

  • Maintain digital collections software. In conjunction with the DHi Lead Designer & Software Engineer, Library Information Systems Specialist, and Unix/HPC System Administrator, responsible for maintenance and configuration of digital collections software. (Currently CONTENTdm, Islandora (Fedora / Drupal), Omeka, eXist.)

  • Ensure library systems and patron data are aligned with college policies. (e.g. security, preferred name)

  • Contribute significantly to interface design. Working closely with the DHi Lead Designer & Software Engineer, Library Information Systems Specialist, and various stakeholders, incumbent contributes to development and implementation of clear (technically advanced, reflective of collection specific subject idiosyncrasies, yet integrated across collections) interface designs to digital collections and library resources.

  • Enhance services integration. Working closely with members of LITS, incumbent ensures interface designs are reflective of, and enhance, services offered by LITS.

  • Implement digital collection preservation systems.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent knowledge gained through education and work experience is required.

  • Experience with the Alma LSP is desired.

  • Experience with digital collections software is desired, experience with Islandora is a plus.

  • Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a small liberal arts college is a plus.

  • Demonstrated commitment to building and supporting diversity.