Open Position: Systems Librarian

Clemson Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Systems Librarian with exemplary communications skills and a team-building mindset to join our growing organization. The Systems Librarian serves a leadership role in the oversight, management, and optimization of Clemson’s library services platform: Ex Libris’ Alma, Primo VE, and Leganto. The Systems Librarian supports remote authentication, currently EZProxy, and integrates other systems–such as ILLiad, GOBI, and OCLC–with the library services platform to deliver streamlined services. The Systems Librarian contributes to other technology projects within the IT Infrastructure department to improve critical library services and coordinates with faculty and staff across the libraries and university to enhance resource discovery, establish or improve workflows, and deliver training and documentation.

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of IT Infrastructure, a department within the newly created division of Organizational Performance and Inclusion.

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience providing support and management for a library services platform, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, oral and written communication, and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing support for applications within the Ex Libris library services platform (Alma, Primo VE, and/or Leganto) and for EZProxy or other remote authentication provider.
  • Previous management/supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of cataloging, metadata, acquisitions, and e-resources processes and techniques, and familiarity with basic cataloging standards.
  • Experience working in a consortial environment with a shared library services platform.
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on a rapidly changing library technology landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: before April 1, 2022.