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Systems & Discovery Librarian

  • Kenyon College - Chalmers Library
  • Gambier, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Chalmers Library at Kenyon College is looking for an experienced library professional to join its staff as the Systems & Discovery Librarian. This role is dedicated to exploring and implementing user-centered library systems and applications, first among them being co-management of the library services platform (Alma) with a particular emphasis on the discovery tool component (Primo VE). This position is also responsible for guiding the creative integration of the discovery tool with the library’s website and supporting systems, and in so doing, collaborates with library staff, the college IT department, faculty, and students to design, promote, and improve online access and integration of library resources. The Systems & Discovery Librarian also handles the bulk of eresource setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting.


Minimum starting salary: $66,000

Required Qualifications

ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science

Experience with discovery service products (1-3 years)

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Experience troubleshooting access problems with eresources and services (1-3 years)

Working knowledge of computer systems and software currently used in the library profession as well as common computing, web, and multimedia technologies

Time management skills including strict attention to details and deadlines

Willingness to innovate and adapt to change in the workplace

Desired Qualifications

Experience with integrated library systems and discovery services as well as an understanding of issues and trends in resource discovery (3-5 years experience)

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate technical information to a general audience and to act effectively with students, faculty, and staff

Ability to work collegially and in a leadership role with library colleagues in a complex and changing environment

Ability to embrace change, think creatively, and work independently

Knowledge of and experience with Alma and/or Primo systems

Knowledge of maintaining databases and troubleshooting access problems

Knowledge of design, implementation, and maintenance of websites

Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., CSS, SQL, Python) and experience with regular expressions

Knowledge of APIs, prevalent cataloging and metadata standards (e.g., MARC, Dublin Core), and data exchange formats (e.g., JSON, XML)

Effective organizational skills and the flexibility to balance multiple projects and priorities and meet deadlines

Enthusiasm to experiment with new technologies and workflows

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

Applications will be considered immediately on a rolling basis.

Posted On: May 20, 2024 / This posting expires: Jul 2, 2024