Thursday, January 31, 2013

Systems Librarian

Colgate University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented librarian to serve as Systems Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives and Resources, this person will share leadership and responsibility for planning, developing, integrating, implementing, and maintaining the digital systems and services through which the Libraries support users in finding and using information. The primary focus will include (but not be limited to) the Libraries’ integrated library system (currently Innovative Interfaces/III), interlibrary services system, the Dematic Library Automated Storage and Retrieval (LASR) system, and digital publishing platforms.

The successful candidate will collaborate with librarians, staff, technologists, and faculty in a cutting edge library and technology facility.  The person will have a strong philosophical and functional grounding in library services and the provision of technical and patron support in a library setting.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or an equivalent master’s degree, plus two years' experience working in a library setting.   All librarians are expected to lead and work in a collaborative environment, to possess a strong public service orientation, to communicate effectively, to manage projects efficiently, and to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Other qualifications and a position description are available at

Application procedure: please apply online at  Letters of application should contain a discussion of candidate’s interest in developing as a teacher in an undergraduate, liberal-arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.   

Review of application materials will begin on February 25, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer.  Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at

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