Systems Librarian – Georgetown University – Washington, DC

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library’s
Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces
Inc.’s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated
peripherals which makeup the Library’s primary ILS so that faculty, students
and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including
online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and
Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and
supporting the Library’s suite of information management systems related to
the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison
between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and
enhancement requests and act as Library’s representative to the national user
group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and
distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.

This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The
position works closely with several key staff members from all departments in
the library and several departments on campus to ensure that the integrity of
the ILS and its data are maintained.


Master’s in Library or Information Science or equivalent.

Three to five (3-5) years of library experience, preferably in an academic

Demonstrated experience in leading and managing an Integrated Library System,
platforms, and computer operations. Preferred experience with III systems
(Millennium and or Sierra), but other ILS experience is also acceptable.

Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with of link
resolvers and ILS data.

Demonstrated experience in doing some scripting or programming to automate

Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with any
discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, Primo etc.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

Knowledge of MARC format

Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as FRBR,
Z39.50, OAI/PHM, RDA.

Familiarity with EZProxy, and standards such as RSS, Web 2.0, etc.

Other Skills:

Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to work with a
widely diverse group of people with some overlapping requirements.

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