Library Systems Specialist, William Paterson University
Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Specialist is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system. Related responsibilities include system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting. S/he serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems; provide technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects. The selected candidate uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources. Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees and participates in department related programs.
ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment) is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure. At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems (preferably Voyager); experience working with databases and SQL; working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting and computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks are required. In addition, excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills; and a strong commitment to service and professional development are required.
William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code 649COL in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.