PALnet (Public and Academic Library Network) Systems Librarian

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PALnet (Public and Academic Library Network) Systems Librarian

Location: Baker College of Flint
Compensation: Salary based on education, experience, and existing wage rates for similar positions within the PALnet consortium. Full benefit package.
Start Date: October 12, 2018

Reports To: PALnet Systems Director
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week/52 hours per year
Application Deadline: October 29, 2018

Available To: All applicants

Baker College Professional Services, Inc. seeks to hire an individual to be assigned to the position of PALnet Systems Librarian for the benefit of and to be located at Baker College of Flint.

PALnet (Public and Academic Library Network) is a non-profit library consortium headquartered at Baker College in Flint, Michigan. PALnet administers the Koha open-source integrated library system (ILS) and its supporting components and services for the libraries of: Baker College, Mott Community College and Kettering University. PALnet's mission is to provide shared library support services that are leading-edge, collaborative, and financially viable for its members.

General Statement of Duties:

The Systems Librarian position helps to maintain the Koha integrated library system (ILS) and its active modules of circulation, serials, cataloging, acquisitions, inventory, reporting, and the online public access catalog (OPAC). The Systems Librarian works with member library staff to develop solutions and administer changes within PALnet's integrated systems. Additional responsibilities include training and ILS support for member library staff, support for online library resources and authentication, maintain ILS policy (documentation for circulation, cataloging, holds, intra-loaning, etc.)

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Master's in Library Science or related field from and ALA accredited college or university. - Required
  • Experience in academic library - Preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of online resources, including electronic databases, journals and eBooks
  • Working knowledge internet applications and web browsers.
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Office, and Google Apps.
  • Knowledge of Web-based training tools (e.g. WebEx, Camtasia).
  • Ability to communicate general and technical information effectively to groups.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize daily requests and problems.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and to make individual contributions.
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be valid Michigan driver's license and able to travel to supporting colleges as needed.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver independently up to 25 lbs.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Helps to maintain the Koha integrated library system (ILS) and its active modules of circulation, serials, cataloging, acquisitions, inventory, and reports as necessary; through tasks such as customization, system maintenance, and general troubleshooting.
  • Maintains PALnet's member library online public access catalogs (OPAC). Tasks include working with member library staff to customize interface functionality (searching and filters) and visual appearance.
  • Provides ILS support and training to member library staff as necessary; both online and onsite.
  • Assists the System Director in working with external organizations including ByWater Solutions, MeLCat, and Marcive to coordinate PALnet-related work, including data processing tasks, and generating ticket requests.
  • Helps to design and enhance PALnet's online staff and public interfaces.
  • Troubleshoots and responds to daily requests from PALnet members and patrons through administration of the PALnet Helpdesk platform.
  • Assists in creating and publishing Koha Reports requested by member library staff, including circulation statistics and data exports.
  • Helps to manage PALnet's online library resources. Resources include electronic databases, eBooks, Discovery and authentication services. Tasks include testing access, basic troubleshooting, and communicating with member staff and students.
  • Performs routine cataloging tasks in Koha and helps to manage authority records.
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume via email only by October 29, 2018 in care of:

Baker College Professional Services, Inc.-Flint
Human Resource Department
E-mail: [email protected], or [email protected]


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Posted: 10/14/2018
Application Due: 10/30/2018
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