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Library Systems Administrator: Drew University Library (Madison, NJ) seeks a collegial professional for library systems administration and other technological support. Drew has been a SirsiDynix customer since 2003, migrating to Unicorn and Web2 public catalog in January 2004. The primary responsibility of the systems administrator is to maintain, improve and upgrade the library's ILS and OPAC. S/he will work within a collaborative environment to solve problems through negotiation with stakeholding units in the library and to maximize the efficiency of software, reports, upgrades, interfaces and library workflows in the SirsiDynix software. Because this position has been vacant for two years initial focus will be to plan and implement software upgrades to Symphony and e-Library.

The library is user-focused. The systems administrator will configure and implement user interface designs in both the ILS and the public catalog to optimize the user experience. S/he will also provide leadership in the evaluation of open source and vendor products.

Drew seeks to be a leader in the state-wide VALE-OLE project of open source, enterprise-level library applications designed to replace current integrated library system modules < http://www.valenj.org/newvale/ols/vale-ole.shtml > Drew’s system administrator will devote a portion of his/her time to further the development and implementation of this project.

The Drew library values partnership and cooperative problem-solving. In addition to fostering ongoing relationships with University Technology, the successful candidate will have opportunities to work with campus technology departments where the implementation of Banner (named Drew 360) interfaces with the library.

The systems administrator will provide leadership and vision to help evaluate emerging technologies and to support initiatives which require systems understanding and interfacing. Possible new programs include creation of an institutional repository and systematic digitization. S/he will also support or provide general back up for electronic resources and library technology issues related to Z39.50, OCLC, digitization, etc. For a full job description, visit < www.drew.edu/library/openings/sys-admin >

A Bachelor’s degree
One to three years technology experience with database administration and/or enterprise systems
Proven ability to work constructively both independently and in cooperation with colleagues and users in a service-oriented environment
Demonstrable knowledge of Perl and/or PHP
Experience in a UNIX/Linux or Windows server 2003/2007 environment, including facility at the command line and with basic scripts

ALA-accredited Master’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree in an information technology-related field
Familiarity with Sirsi's Unicorn/Symphony ILS and Web2/e-Library OPACs
Demonstrable working knowledge of Java and Javascript
Basic knowledge of mark-up languages and metadata standards, particularly MARC and Dublin Core
Experience in user interface design
Familiarity or experience with library functions, e.g. e-resources, acquisitions, circulation, emerging technologies
Experience with SunGard/Banner implementations

This position reports to the Dean of Libraries. The position will be staff or faculty rank depending upon the degrees. Salary is commensurate with experience. Drew meets the NJLA minimum salary requirements for library faculty appointments.

Send a letter of application which addresses this position’s required and preferred qualifications, resumeÿ and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: (Ms.) Lessie Culmer-Nier, Chair of Systems Administrator Search Committee, Drew University Library, Madison, NJ 07940 (lculmern@drew.edu). Applications received by December 1, 2010, will receive fullest consideration.

To enrich education through diversity Drew University is an AA/EOE


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