The Consortial Systems (CS) Librarian is part of a team of Systems Librarians and professional staff dedicated to the shared systems and services managed by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.
The CS Librarian participates in the implementation, maintenance, and support of applications used by the 17 member libraries that make up the consortium. Reporting to the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations, the Consortial Systems Librarian works with other USMAI team members to meet operational objectives and maintain current systems and services, respond to member problems utilizing ticketing systems and other methods to track work progress and communicate USMAI staff and member-library staff working in multiple locations.
The incumbent supports collaboration and teamwork by liaising with consortium committees, communities, and working groups in suggesting and drafting policies, procedures, and programs. The Consortial Systems Librarian supports excellence through system and subject matter expertise.
USMAI is currently undergoing an ILS system migration to Alma / Primo VE so the incumbent must have or develop broad and detailed mastery of these systems, especially in access service and resource sharing, to help the consortium maximize efficiencies through both workflows and system integration. Working with other USMAI staff and in consultation with the consortium’s long term and strategic goals, the Consortial Systems Librarian gathers data to evaluate programs and services. Under the direction of the Head of Consortial Library Systems & Operations, the Consortial Systems Librarian effectively balances liaising with members of the subject matter community with demands of the day-to-day operational needs of the consortium. Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland.
This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Salary range: $70,000 to $80,000. Work location: This position is at the University of Maryland, College Park located just minutes away from Washington, D.C.
See our posting https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/113945