Systems Librarian


Systems Librarian

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
Posted: May 11th 2020
Deadline: May 29th, 2020
Salary: $68,264-$78,016 per year

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) is located along the St. Lawrence River in the south-eastern corner of Ontario. SDG is “Where Ontario Began”, and is rich in heritage, tradition, and culture with an abundance of historical sites, great events, and beautiful attractions. With a population of 65,000, SDG is primarily rural yet close to urban centres such as Cornwall, Ottawa, and Brockville.

We are currently recruiting for a Systems Librarian. This is a full-time position.

Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Systems Librarian acts as administrator for integrated library systems software, supports all electronic subscriptions, explores and expands the e-services capacity of the library system, and implements plans to build the capacity of library staff and the public to use e-services and technology tools.

Main duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the efficient operation of technical services processes, including acquisitions, cataloguing, interlibrary loans, exchanges, and maintenance of Library materials. Provide internal training and support to library staff on ILS and technology-based services, using a “train the trainer” approach.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting for the library’s technologies, including the library’s current ILS and its discovery overlay(s), e-Book and e-Audiobook platform(s), electronic resources and subject databases, and access authentication management.
  • Prepare detailed instructional manuals for the use of all library technologies as well as cataloguing and processing procedures for a wide range of material types.
  • Coordinate web content and provide website maintenance and updates. Analyse the library’s website performance and identify improvements to ensure that the website is AODA-compliant, functional and informative for the public.
  • Maintain records of electronic subscription products, including authentication methods, administrator logins and passwords, set-up and procedural documentation, and renewal dates.
  • Research and test new products and services and make recommendations to the Director of Library Services to assist in decision-making regarding new directions in technology and the purchase of specific products.
  • Manage the compilation of library use statistics. Analyse key metrics to assist in the development and evaluation of the library's long-range planning process. Provide information to drive annual planning to achieve the library's goals and objectives. Prepare reports and other information as needed.
  • Recommend strategic initiatives to promote and support the long-term viability of information provision and library service to the Director of Library Services, and assist in the development and implementation of library policies regarding information services, e-services, and future integrated library systems.
  • Remain current on library legislation, current public library trends, information technologies, cataloguing and collections issues.
  • Assist with the recruitment, supervising, training and evaluating of staff. Evaluate and recommend staffing assignments.
  • Responsible for collection development activities in designated areas.
  • Participate in programs, attend workshops and courses which foster professional and/or technical skills development where applicable and approved.
  • Possession of a master’s degree in library and information science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited university, with at least two years of relevant experience.
  • Additional formal education in computer science, including software engineering and information systems, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages necessary to create ILS and other library software enhancements. Demonstrated ability in technical services processes, delivery of electronic information, and integrated library systems administration required.
  • Knowledge of public library legislation, current library services and trends, and information technologies.
  • Exceptional analytical, communication, organizational, supervision and leadership skills, with the ability to operate in an online, networked environment.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth technical training, taking into consideration varying degrees of comfort and ability.
  • Strong customer service background and philosophy in order to best serve the end-user.
Additional Information

Please read the application package for full details on how to apply.

Application Package

Salary range: $68,264 to $78,016 with full benefits package and pension.

Anticipated start date: July 6, 2020 (negotiable). Please note the start date for this position will be dependent on the COVID-19 situation at that time and may be later than the date shown.

Applications will be received by e-mail until 12:00 noon on Friday, May 29, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information received in this application will be used solely for employee selection purposes and will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code during the hiring process.

Contact Information
United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
26 Pitt Street,
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

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