Systems Librarian

Website University of North Dakota

Chester Fritz Library at the University of North Dakota invites applications for the position of Systems Librarian. The successful candidate will support and maintain the library services platform Alma and Primo VE, maintain and troubleshoot off-campus access to library resources, and collaborate on a variety of digital projects for the benefit of UND’s students, faculty and staff and the broader community.

Chester Fritz Library plays an integral part in supporting research at the University of North Dakota, a high research activity institution offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in a wide variety of fields including law, medicine, aerospace studies, engineering and the liberal arts.

Join our team of dedicated, focused librarians and staff at Chester Fritz Library. This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits including full health insurance and TIAA retirement plans. Remote work is an option. To learn more and apply, see the full position description.

Salary/Position Classification

  • $62,000 Annual, Exempt
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: Yes
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No

Purpose of Position

The Systems Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining the servers and systems necessary to support the Chester Fritz Library mission. This includes:

  • Collaborating with the Online Dakota Information Network to manage CFL’s library services platform
  • Maintaining CFL’s EZ Proxy server.
  • Provisioning & maintaining a LAMP environment for hosted web applications, in coordination with the Web Services Librarian.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administer, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain the library’s services platform (ALMA), in cooperation with other UND and Library departments.
  • Administer and support the library server systems and specialty databases, including EZ Proxy.
  • Install, configure, and maintain library-specific computing hardware and associated software.
  • Participate in professional activities, grant writing activities, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical information to a non-technical audience

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a graduate degree in computer science or information systems.
  • Experience with supporting and developing one or more ILS and discovery systems
  • Hands-on experience with web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with usability, accessibility and user centered design best practices
  • Experience with library data formats and standards such as MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and others
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, etc)
  • Successful completion of a Criminal History Background Check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position supports visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant academic or research library experience
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo is highly desirable
  • Experience with managing off-campus access to library resources using EZ Proxy, OpenURL and link resolvers
  • Experience with Linux systems administration
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, or JSON
  • Experience with archival management systems
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git or SVN
  • Experience with Web Services such as using REST, SOAP and other APIs to integrate systems

To Apply

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references by closing date. Questions can be directed to

Please note, all employment postings close at 11:55pm CST.

Application deadline:  July 30, 2024

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