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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Systems Librarian, Ctr for Jewish History (NY)

The Center for Jewish History is seeking a Systems Librarian.

Department: Library Systems
Title: Systems Librarian
Reports to: Senior Manager to Library Services
Job description:
Primary responsibilities will include the management of the Center's ILS (powered by Ex Libris's Aleph).  This includes coordinating clean-up projects, management of authorities database, creating and maintaining customized reports, training staff, creating and maintaining documentation, and troubleshooting.  Additional tasks may include management of the Center's meta-search (Ex Libris's Metalib) and link resolver (Ex Libris's SFX).  Special projects may include upgrade of Metalib to Metalib+, integration of SFX into Aleph and Primo user interfaces, and the development of weeding and collection development reports.  The Systems Librarian also supports other library software and web applications including the CJH Staff Wiki, Google Accounts (including Google Analytics), MARCEdit, Primo, DigiTool, and EMu.  He or she will work together with the DIT on EMu staff permissions issues and creation of Library/Archives OPAC username creation.
The Systems Librarian also serves as a liaison between the IT department and the GLAM professional and paraprofessional staff.  The Systems Librarian should provide creative technological and automation-based solutions to on-going problems for staff and patrons. 
The qualified candidate should have interest in project management, good oral and written communication skills, and always keep the end-user in mind.

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years experience working with Integrated Library Systems (preferably Aleph)   and other library systems software.   
  • Strong background in cataloging and strong knowledge of cataloging standards (like AACR2, DACS, RDA, and MARC), cataloging authorities, and cataloging programs (like    Cataloger’s Desktop, MARC Edit, and OCLC Connexion).
  • Familiarity with HTML and XML.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • General interest in library technology and the future of cataloging, particularly concerning library, archive, and museum (LAM) environments.
Preferred Experience:

  • Strong experience with ExLibris library systems products, like Aleph, DigiTool, Metalib, Primo, and SFX.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Competency in UNIX, SQL, and Perl a plus.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working in a multilingual environment, and bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the following languages (in addition to English): Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian.
Application procedure:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Clark, Senior Manager of Library Services, at No phone calls please.