Library Services Platform and Discovery Service Librarian
McMaster University – Hamilton, ON
Job Title: Library Services Platform and Discovery Service Librarian
Employee Group: McMaster University Academic Librarians Association
35hrs per week
Level 2 or 3
McMaster University Library is seeking a creative and collaborative professional to fill the newly created position of Library Services Platform and Discovery Service Librarian. The Library Services Platform and Discovery Service Librarian coordinates the administration and development of McMaster’s instance of the Ex Libris Alma/Primo implementation shared by multiple libraries in the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). The incumbent serves as the lead software administrator, supporting staff using Alma/Primo in both the University Library and the Health Sciences Library. They will work collaboratively with colleagues across the libraries on a range of activities, including system configuration, workflow development, staff training, and developing APIs or other tools that extend system functionality, as well as general troubleshooting and problem resolution. They will participate in establishing and maintaining connections between the LSP and campus-level systems (e.g., financial systems, authentication, etc.). The incumbent supports a variety of data ingest and extraction needs, reporting needs, and gathering of statistics, and will be the primary contact for OCUL for system administration and with Ex Libris customer support.
The successful candidate will:
This is a full time, continuous appointment reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Distinctive, Legacy, and Digital Heritage Collections. Normally scheduled weekly hours will be Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm (35 hours/week).
The successful candidate must have:
Preferred qualifications include:
It is anticipated that the appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian 2 or 3, with an annual salary range of $65,930.78 - $97,266.03 or $71,425.18 - $107,964.96. This position is included in the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association bargaining unit. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The full Position Responsibility Statement is available from the Library Human Resources Office. Further information about the University Library is available at http://library.mcmaster.ca.
McMaster University Library expects librarians to be active and engaged with the broader library and research community through both professional service and professional or scholarly activity as defined in Article 3 of the MUALA Collective Agreement.
Qualified persons who wish to be considered for this opportunity should submit their curriculum vitae with a covering letter. The estimated start date for this position is March 7, 2022.
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