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Systems & Technology Librarian
Systems & Technology Librarian
 
Job Title
Systems & Technology Librarian
 
Agency
Texas A&M International University
 
Department
Killam Library
 
Proposed Minimum Salary
Commensurate
 
Job Location
Laredo, Texas
 
Job Type
Faculty
 
Job Description
 
The Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) seeks a full-time Systems & Technology Librarian at the Assistant Librarian rank to begin Fall 2024. This is a non-tenure track professional faculty position with an initial appointment of 3 years and renewable for up to five years at a time as qualified by Texas A&M University System Policy 12.07. TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bilingual and bicultural city with a population of about 250,000. For more information, visit http://www.tamiu.edu.
 
Primary duties will include:
 
• Participating in the design, testing, deployment, maintenance, troubleshooting, administration, and evaluation of multiple essential discovery, delivery, and inventory systems in the Library's portfolio including Alma/Primo VE, OpenAthens, the Springshare LibApps suite, and Application Program Interfaces (APIs) from Library vendors;
• Researching, evaluating, recommending, testing, and implementing new technologies in collaboration with librarians and library staff;
• Providing training and support for the Library on the configuration of library systems and services through troubleshooting, data analytics, and system enhancements;
• Serving as lead contact with library systems vendors and maintaining excellent vendor relations for troubleshooting, functionality and system upgrades, and assessment of new projects;
• Developing strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects and initiatives;
• Maintaining and updating OpenAthens to ensure off-campus access to Library systems and reports;
• Maintaining knowledge of, and engaging in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in library systems, emerging technologies, digital tools, and software solutions;
• Serving as a liaison to and collaborating with the Office of Information Technology and other campus technology partners and stakeholders;
• Serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments for research and instruction support
• Maintaining and troubleshooting the library's website;
• Participating in special projects and serving on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia;
• Participating in activities and professional service for professional development and to incorporate new ideas and technologies in service to the campus and Library missions;
• Serving on departmental, university, and professional committees;
• Other duties as assigned
 
This position requires face-to-face interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus and in the workplace.
 
Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have:
 
• An earned Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution. Candidates nearing degree completion will also be considered but must have earned the Master's degree before appointment.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems, and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, digital initiatives, and emerging web technologies.
• Demonstrated potential for advancement in rank.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
We strongly encourage candidates who have:
 
• a strong desire to serve first-generation students;
• two years' related experience;
• experience leading systems projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment;
• experience with ILS systems such as Alma/Primo VE or library management systems such as OCLC WMS;
• experience with authentication processes using Shibboleth, SAML, or OpenAthens;
• knowledge of basic programming concepts and languages, scripting environments, coding systems, and/or notation formats such as Python, R, Java, PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS, JSON, XSL, and XML;
• demonstrated understanding of AI and LLMs in a higher education context;
• demonstrated experience with data visualization and data cleaning.
 
We offer competitive salaries and a benefits package including health insurance, retirement benefits, and life insurance. Financial support for professional development opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also provided. Moving expenses are covered in whole or in part by the university.
 
Application Process:
The first review of applications will be July 22, 2024. The completed employment application must include:
 
1) Letter of interest that addresses qualifications
2) Current curriculum vitae
3) Philosophy of librarianship
4) Unofficial transcripts specifying conferred/ABD degree
5) Names and contact information of four current professional references
 
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.tamiu.edu/adminis/ohr/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 
Starting Salary: $52,000
 
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
 
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5365001
 
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Position: Systems & Technology Librarian
Organization: Texas A&M International University
Location: Laredo,  TX 
United States
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Date Posted: 6/27/2024
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Status: This listing expires on: 8/26/2024
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