Systems & Discovery Services Librarian

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Job TitleSystems & Discovery Services LibrarianLocationAlpineDepartmentLibrary General OperationsJob No.Posting Date06/04/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$43,846Required

•Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements
•Strong knowledge of personal computers including PC and Mac
•Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems
•Knowledge of the internet, Microsoft Office, Windows
•Good communication skills
•Ability to work independently


Additional training in systems and technologies. Experience providing Interlibrary Loan in an academic library using OCLC; experience using SirsiDynix; experience supervising student assistants; experience providing reference service in an academic library.

Flexible schedule encompassing early morning to late night and weekend hours in order to meet supervisory requirements as well as information needs of night and weekend format classes.

Primary Responsibilities

•Assists with the design and implementation of future automation needs of the library
•Manage the borrowing and lending of library materials in support of the information needs of the faculty, students, and staff of Sul Ross and other libraries’ clientele
•Supervise student workers in Interlibrary Loan processing requests
•Administer and troubleshoot OCLC Tipasa system
•Maintain current OCLC holdings for the library
•Administer, maintain, and support all modules of the library’s SirsiDynix system
•Maintain and support the library’s Ebsco Discovery System
•Troubleshoot remote access problems and coordinate problem resolution with OIT staff and/or content providers
•Serve as webmaster and coordinate with OIT for website updates
•Instructs staff on library-specific computer services and systems operations
•Generates monthly statistical reports
•Participate in reference desk coverage, including nights and weekends
•Performs other reasonable duties as required.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.\

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

The Sul Ross Library is an exciting and evolving place to work with the recent additions of the Tutoring and Learning Center and the Cultural Center on the first floor, a brand new classroom and computer lab on the second floor, and furniture refreshes throughout the building. Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (

Instructions to applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Transcript 2
  3. Transcript 3
  4. Transcript 4
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