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University of Rochester Vital Technologies Librarian - 212792 in Rochester, New York

Vital Technologies Librarian

Job ID

212792

Location

Central Administration

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Information Discovery Team

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) is seeking a creative, collaborative librarian to champion the user experience across library systems. This role supports the University by assisting with the configuration, performance, and integrity of the University’s library services platform, web scale discovery interface, and other vital library systems. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across RCL, this role identifies existing and emerging solutions that have potential for new and improved library services, and acts as a consultant and collaborator to frontline staff.

Key responsibilities of this role include: supporting vital library systems and acting as key liaison between the Information Discovery Team and library staff and the broader University community who use library systems to support the University’s teaching, learning and research environment.

Responsibilities:

Search and Discovery Systems

  • Support the Senior Library Systems Analyst in the administration and configuration of vital library systems, including the library services platform and web scale discovery service (currently Voyager/Summon; future Alma/Summon)

  • Support library staff in the operation and optimization of vital systems and associated workflows, including training of and outreach to library staff

  • Seek continuous improvement of systems and processes by gathering feedback and continued research into best practices to ensure optimum system usability (give user perspective)

  • Collaborate with vendors and staff throughout the libraries to optimize systems and their associated workflows

Academics Applications Technologies

  • Serve as application administrator for other library systems as assigned (e.g. LibGuides, LibraryH3lp, ILLiad, etc.)

  • Works closely with various departments to upgrade, operate, troubleshoot, and optimize systems

  • Responsible for user experience across and between library systems, coordinating between users, staff, and vendors to ensure the best user experience possible

Consultation and Collaboration

  • Keep up to date on existing library technologies and iteratively improve to ensure library staff are making the best use of those technologies

  • Investigate emerging technologies to bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

  • Serve as liaison between the Information Discovery Team and other library departments

  • Advise and collaborate as an expert resource on user-facing projects

Miscellaneous Duties

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures

  • Participate in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events

  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies

  • Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate degree in library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution (or related degree that readies for this position)

  • A strong, demonstrated service ethic and user-centered thinking

  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to form strong connections with faculty, students, and peers

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Professional curiosity to explore the use of new technology

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years experience in an academic environment

  • Experience administering and configuring library systems or applications

  • Experience managing a website

  • Experience with a scripting language

  • Experience with Alma, ILLiad, LibGuides, Summon

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online. When applying online, please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF document.

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