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Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian, Alfred University

Scholes Library at Alfred is accepting applications for the position title is “Engineering/Emerging Technology Librarian.”   The position has 2 primary focus areas.  These include oversight of systems as part of a top-notch campus library systems team, and a valued role as liaison to the Inomori School of Engineering.  This position at Alfred University is a 10-month position with excellent benefits.  The library staff are looking for someone who loves collaboration, is a leader, a teacher, and has some experience (or significant aptitude) for science librarianship and computing.

 If you are interested, please see the full job description at:

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Library Applications Analyst/Programmer, RPI, Troy, NY


The Research Libraries Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is pleased to announce an opportunity for an Applications Analyst/Programmer to join the staff in the Division of the CIO. Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Applications Analyst/Programmer assumes primary responsibility for, and technical leadership of analysis, programming, data conversion and systems administration of specific library online applications and services.

The Applications Analyst/Programmer will have knowledge of computer programming languages, and software analysis, design, and test methodologies. The position requires a thorough knowledge of relational database concepts, and the ability to learn new software tools and techniques. Proficiency in SQL and relational databases (such as Oracle) is preferred.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or engineering or a relevant combination of education, training and directly related work experience in a comparable position may be substituted for degree.

Experience in a higher education setting, systems administration experience, and experience with library information systems is highly desired. Experience with web based programming technologies such as JAVA, HTML, etc. are preferred.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at and reference job #20130192.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal OpportunityEmployer

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Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian – Alfred University

Scholes Library at Alfred University invites qualified applicants for the position of Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This faculty librarian serves internationally recognized programs within The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Scholes Library is a research-focused specialized library, serving the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. The successful candidate will have two primary roles: 1) Engineering and Science Specialist with responsibilities for collection development, technical reference, library instruction, and research support services. 2) Library Systems leadership managing technologies that support instruction, reference, and scholarly activities at Scholes Library.

Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent; familiarity with specialized information resources in the physical sciences or engineering; strong computing skills; an ability to manage multiple projects; enthusiasm for collaboration; a passion for instruction; an ability to understand and address the technical information needs of faculty and students from undergraduate through PhD. Preference will be given to candidates with: a background in Materials Science, experience implementing emerging library technologies (i.e. content management systems, repositories, data management software); experience coding for web technologies; and basic systems administration.

Salary is competitive with excellent benefits including tuition remission. Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.

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Automated Systems & Technical Services Librarian – FLLC

Finger Lakes Community College seeks a creative, technologically savvy, highly-motivated librarian to creatively advance automated/technical services at FLCC.

The Automated Systems and Technical Services Librarian is an integral member of the library service team with the responsibility of maintaining an integrated library system, all facets of Technical Services (acquisitions, cataloging and serials), maintenance of the library’s web presence, and providing leadership in investigating and introducing new technologies.

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 3 years’ experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education.  The ideal candidate will have proven experience in implementing/supporting integrated library automation systems and technical services, including original cataloging of materials using AACR2/MARC/RDA/LSCH & OCLC; managing an integrated library system (preferably Aleph); implementing emerging technologies; developing a social networking presence; working with screencasting software, web development languages, interlibrary loan software, remote patron authentication software, course management software, and LibGuides. Reference desk, library instruction and collection development experience are also required. Excellent interpersonal skills a must.

Apply by 12/1/13 for full consideration at  Applications will only be accepted online. Address your online cover letter & resume to Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources.   FLCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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SUNY Upstate Medical University – Library Programmer Analyst

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY invites applications for the position of Instructional Support Technician. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated experience and strong project management abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team by engaging in pro-active system improvement and custom development work to meet the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate Community.

This position reports to the library’s Deputy Director and works closely with the library’s document delivery and course reserve departments. Also, this position will work with other technology support staff from Upstate’s Information Management & Technology and Educational Communications department, and library system vendors.

Responsibilities include administration of the library’s ILLiad and Ares systems; providing back office support for transaction and workflow management; troubleshooting problems with library system and computer hardware and peripherals; performing database queries and data analysis to assess system performance and library service goals; write custom computer scripts and programs to meet the technological needs of the library; install system software, patches, and updates; perform data backup and secure systems; write documentation for systems and train staff on system procedures.

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. They will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the fascinating, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Three to five years of experience with system administration responsibilities. Experience with Linux operating systems, PHP and shell scripting, cron scheduling, and Apache HTTP Server. Strong organization and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience with Web languages and codes such as XML, HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.

Experience working in a library (especially document delivery.) Knowledge of library systems such as ILLiad, Ares, EZProxy, Aleph, etc.
Experience writing Lua scripts. Knowledge of copyright/intellectual property law and guidelines. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, .NET, or MS-SSRS. Knowledge of Pharos or other print management systems.
Knowledge of Cascade or other content management systems.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes a 25 county service area, colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health professions and graduate studies, a 400 bed tertiary care hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital and the 300 bed Community General Hospital. For more information, please visit us at

Initial appointment will be at the rank of Instructional Support Technician (SL3.) Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications. Excellent benefits package includes TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. Position is open until filled.

For additional details and to apply online, go to…
– click “search postings”
– enter Job Number (F1 ID) 036775

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NNYLN – Systems & Web Librarian

Systems and Web Librarian


The Northern New York Library Network seeks a service-oriented and creative individual to manage the Network’s core information systems. The successful candidate will contribute to the continuous improvement of the user experience by integrating new and existing technologies to support research, teaching and learning. The position oversees the library’s regional catalog, supports interlibrary loan technology for both for local and external resources; has responsibility for technical and design aspects of the Network’s web presence. This position includes the development of research resources through digitization of primary source materials. In addition, the successful candidate will take a lead role in the investigation and recommendation of technologies to improve discovery, access, and delivery of digital resources.

Minimum Qualifications – ALA-accredited MLS or the equivalent; 1-3 years’ experience in a library-related setting (new graduates are encouraged to apply); ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; knowledge of current and emerging technologies in librarianship; ability to develop creative and innovative approaches to improving the user experience; XHTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Preferred Qualifications – Knowledge of PHP; Experience with Drupal.

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Syracuse U – Information Technology Analyst

Under the general direction of the Senior Information Technology Programmer/Analyst and in collaboration with library staff, the Information Technology(IT)Analyst will assist in architecting, designing, developing, and implementing customized, complex database driven technical solutions for the Syracuse University Library in an effort to provide intuitive interfaces for users and automate processes where necessary. This position is responsible for high-end web and mobile application development efforts for but not limited to: the Library website, various third party research tool customization, and grant funded projects.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, in computer science, information systems or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, and 3 years experience in computing technology.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable with various programming languages and proficient with a few major ones
  • Experienced with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, and MySQL
  • Experience developing for both desktop and mobile web platforms
  • Familiar with various operating systems including Windows, OS X, and Linux
  • Familiar with/strong interest in emerging trends in digital libraries and recommends technologies and tools for the Library’s digital projects
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage work toward project time lines
  • Is a good communicator and team player
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams

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Using GoToWebinar to Reach Your Clients

LMD presents…

Using GoToWebinar to Reach Your Clients
with Hope Tillman


Date: Wednesday, 19 September
Time: 2:00-3:00
Description:  With GoToWebinar you can conduct do-it-yourself webinars. Reduce travel while reaching larger audiences around the world. Hope has had a lot of fun working with LMD getting to know the GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar platforms, as well as exploring several other options of platforms before SLA decided on this one.   This past year she hosted the LMD webinars before turning them over to David Cappoli this spring.

The objective for this session is to cover what you need to know to be comfortable setting up and running an online meeting with GoToWebinar.

–What to do before a meeting to prepare
–What to do during a meeting to make the event successful for you and for your clients
–What to do after a meeting to get feedback from your attendees, harvest the data collected by GoToWebinar, and provide a recorded version of the session.

This session is targeted for those SLA members who are considering running their own webinar sessions, whether in an SLA setting, in a corporate or non-profit setting, or as individual entrepreneurs.

Presenter:  Hope Tillman
Currently active in several genealogical societies and, as always, enjoying new technologies.
former Director, Libraries, Babson College
An SLA Fellow, Hope has served as President  of SLA, as well as Chair of the IT and Education Divisions, and President of Princeton-Trenton and New England Chapters of SLA.

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