DATE ENTERED: January 22, 2024
POSITION: Systems Librarian (FP473A)
LOCATION: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY: Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2024 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

 Systems Librarian (FP473A)

University Libraries / Old Dominion University

The University Libraries at Old Dominion University invite applicants for a Systems Librarian. The Systems Librarian will administer, configure, troubleshoot, and coordinate the integrated library system (Alma), discovery interface (Primo), and related applications, and they will ensure reliable and efficient access to the Libraries’ collections and resources.

About Us: Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia’s forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.

The Old Dominion University Libraries are comprised of the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry LibraryF. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room, and Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library. Our purpose is to enrich the academic, research, and learning experience of the University community through people, collections, and spaces.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  2. Basic working knowledge of metadata, linked data, and interoperability standards.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  4. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment.
  5. Basic expertise in project management and coordinating teams to implement, enhance, and support library systems.
  6. Basic expertise in promoting and providing training on library systems.
  7. Considerable knowledge of library discovery services that support the operations and strategic initiatives of academic libraries.
  8. Basic knowledge of library application development processes, including requirements gathering, quality assurance, usability testing, user experience, and release management.
  9. Ability to build relationships and work collegially in a diverse, proactive, and team-oriented environment.
  10. Considerable knowledge of the approaches and techniques used by students and faculty to search for, select, and access library resources to support their learning, teaching, and research.
  11. Considerable experience working with Alma library services platform and Primo discovery interface.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with some prior experience with scripting languages and using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

How to Apply: Interested candidates should visit (https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/19772) to apply and include a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references (preferably current and former supervisors).

Applications must be submitted by February 16, 2024 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.