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Library Discovery and Integrated System Coordinator, Princeton University Library
This position is responsible, along with colleagues in the Library Systems Office, for managing the configuration and back office settings for the Library's discovery layer products (currently Voyager, Primo, and Summon)
as well as the integrated resources management systems used by Library staff (currently Voyager, Meridian, and SFX).
The position is also responsible for helping to create and regularly maintain the various online and batch interfaces between the discovery layers and the ILS, as well as from the ILS to third party systems, among them PeopleSoft, GFA, Borrow Direct, Aeon, and others. Responsible for significant data extracting and reporting using Access, SQL and other reporting tools. Complex reports and queries are created for Technical and Public Services staffs, for ARL statistics and other national organizations that collect library data.
Manages various data loads and feeds, including financial, patron, and some bibliographic. Also manages the Library’s Stack Map cloud based system which provides online maps of our branch libraries and also the Library’s instance of OnBase, a business document management system used by several Library units. Plays an active important role in managing system data integrity, keeping up with maintenance requirements and new release installation oversight, and if need be, recovery and restoration. Provides documentation for performing these various tasks, especially those that lack documentation.
He/she is also responsible for analyzing new Library system products with the aim of making strategic recommendations, choices, and decisions about next generation migration. Also responsible for managing such migrations, including comprehensive data migration as well as configuration choices and policy decisions.
This position routinely interacts and collaborates with many staff in the library and in various University departments, as well as with software vendors. The position reports to the Deputy University Librarian.
- BA from an accredited academic university.
- In depth knowledge of Library Integrated System data formats and structures, both past and future.
- Demonstrated experience with SQL/RDBMS systems.
- Familiarity with using Linux/Unix.
- Demonstrated experience using at least two scripting tools, such as Visual Basic, BASH, PERL, PHP, Ruby and or Python, as well as experience with HTML/CSS.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Library catalog data.
- Demonstrated knowledge of XML markup for library data.
- Experience with Unicode, and library related non-Roman character encoding.
- Ability to be able to troubleshoot issues with library systems or library data and to manage solutions.
- Excellent communication skills.
- MLS from an ALA accredited Library Information School.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HTTP techniques and RESTful protocols.
- Familiarity with Linked Data conventions.
- Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.
The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. Salary and benefits: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline for applying: Until position is filled. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Contact person: Marvin Bielawski
Digital Studio Technology Specialist, New York University
New York, NY
The Digital Studio is NYU's gateway to digital services supporting scholarship and teaching. The Digital Studio Technology Specialist will manage the Digital Studio facility, provide client service, technical knowledge, technical development, and communications expertise in support of state-of-the-art computer technology used by faculty and researchers for teaching and research. Advise and consult with faculty and researchers in the design, development, and implementation of information technology services for teaching and research. Develop and deliver training programs including conducting seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Help support scholarly computing, in particular digital humanities, in collaboration with Digital Scholarship Services and Data Services.
The Digital Studio’s mission is to provide a friendly, non-intimidating, and human-centered service connecting the NYU community to the resources they need for research and teaching. The Digital Studio Technology Specialist
- Provide client service in the Digital Studio, working directly with clients (in-person, email, phone, etc.).
- Develop a technology environment conducive to effective client work by evaluating user needs, and planning and implementing systems to meet those needs: research and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and software; think creatively about the configuration of workstations, work spaces, workflows, etc.; troubleshoot soft/hardware; contact and negotiate with vendors regarding hardware and software purchases; supervise installation of hardware, software, and peripherals
- Supervise Digital Studio support staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize staff assignments to ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.
- Work closely with faculty, scholars, and other Libraries and ITS staff to: evaluate current technology used by faculty and scholars; ascertain the academic technology needs of the university; and develop and support standardized, core technology and person-to-person services for teaching and research.
- Advise and educate faculty and scholars in the availability of information technology resources for teaching and research across Libraries, Information Technology Services, and NYU. Develop and deliver training programs including conducting seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Identify, analyze, and evaluate training needs. Arrange for instructors, facilities and materials, as required.
- Consult with faculty, researchers, and ITS staff on training interests and opportunities.
- Research and test future information technologies for teaching and research
- Bachelor's degree and 3 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination.
- Must include: good interpersonal and communication skills; client service experience and orientation; experience supporting information technology and training; interest in and a strong desire to learn about new information technologies; willingness to undertake responsibility.
- Experience in one of the following areas: Digital audio/video encoding/streaming, imaging, website design, instructional design.
Note: the Digital Studio is a growing service and open hours will be expanding. The successful applicant will be willing to work possible evening and weekend hours.
Desired qualifications: Master's degree and experience in an academic environment, preferably in Libraries and/or IT.
New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the schools 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes.
The Libraries supports NYUs vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic
centers and portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University
Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Salary and benefits: NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually.
Deadline for applying: Open until filled.
Application instructions: : Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically states how background and experiences are relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Please apply through NYU's application management system. Please click on the following link or copy and paste it onto your browser.
URL for further information: http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59906
New York University, Division of Libraries is enthusiastically seeking a Web Services Senior Developer. The Web Services Senior Developer serves as a major collaborator with the User Experience department and other Libraries units to plan, design, program, test and implement web based library infornormation and service initiatives in which vendor based systems â??
Primo Discovery, Aleph ILS (Ex Libris Group, Inc.) and third party open source tools are core components.
- Work with Library staff to envision, design and implement library search, discovery, and delivery and research tools in an increasingly integrated online environment to meet the 21st century demands of students, faculty, scholars and researchers at NYU.
- The Senior Web Developer will work with a small group of developers to specify, program and test web based library services using current web based approaches such as Agile development techniques, cloud services, Ruby-on-Rails, etc.
- The Senior Developer will ensure that new services and systems interoperate with library and university systems both current and planned including single sign-on capability and integration into the University's Shibboleth authentication environment. The Senior Developer will remain up-to-date on current practices and trends related to academic library search/discovery and research tool development through attending workshops, seminars, classes and conference and interacting with other professionals in this arena.
- The Sr. Web Developer will coordinate the technical skills of the web development team and work with the Associate Dean of I.T./Univ. Media Services to align development work with the strategic and operational priorities of the Division of Libraries.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, mathematics, information/computer systems
- Proven knowledge/skill in specifying and programming complex web applications.
- Experience with UNIX and Intel/MAC platforms.
- Understanding of networking and security requirements for web based applications.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills as well as demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent planning, project management and problem solving skills.
- Knowledge of current and emerging web technologies and strategies (Agile computing, Cloud computing, etc.)
- Master's degree in computer science with a specialization in web and application development.
- Five (5) years development experience, including experience in higher education or an academic research library or as a web developer.
- Knowledge of research library services and systems. Familiarity with complexities/challenges in the world of search/retrieval/discovery of information.
Working environment/Description of institution:
New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Salary commensurate with experience and background. NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually.
Deadline for applying: Open until filled.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically states how background and experiences are relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
Please apply through NYU's application management system. Please click on the following link or copy and paste it onto your browser. http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59837
We accept online applications only.
URL for further information: http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=59837