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Systems Librarian III

Job ID 191330BR Date posted 01/05/2023
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Education
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Position description
Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can use your technical skills to develop and maintain innovative library technologies as part of a service-focused team? The Mayo Clinic Libraries are recruiting a full-time Systems Librarian to work in Rochester, Minnesota to support our key library technologies and help us build the library of the future. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to collaborate at all levels across the organization. The Mayo Clinic's library team provides resources and services to a diverse mix of patrons in an inclusive and growth-oriented environment. This newly created position will support that work by maintaining the library’s hosted and custom systems, exploring potential new technologies, and helping staff and patrons troubleshoot challenging problems.

The primary role of this position will be to configure and maintain the library’s Springshare LibGuides-based website, Sierra catalog, EZproxy system, and other library-specific tools. In addition, the systems librarian will serve as a technical liaison with the library’s vendors and Mayo Clinic’s larger IT team to proactively manage the performance and security of the library’s systems. Other responsibilities include providing advanced troubleshooting assistance to library staff, training staff to effectively use library systems, and exploring new technologies and their application to the library’s mission. There will also be opportunities for involvement with building custom library tools for data and citation management and working with SAML authentication tools. Additionally, the systems librarian will participate in innovative activities within the larger Mayo Clinic library system and keep current with new developments in the IT profession. Applicants should possess strong technical, customer service, troubleshooting, and collaboration skills. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries as part of the Library Technology team.

Qualified applicants will have recent experience administering Springshare products (such as LibGuides), working with a variety of content management systems, and troubleshooting Windows PCs in a complex networked environment. Familiarity with OCLC EZproxy and ILLiad ILL systems will also be beneficial.

Under moderate supervision, the Librarian III performs professional level responsibilities encompassing library science, archival work, information management, and information technology. This position may perform work related to public services, technical services, systems, or archives.

Depending on library setting, the Librarian III may direct work unit activity in the absence of the supervisor. Participates on at least one library committee or task force. Provides input and assists in developing policy and decision making to support the Mayo Clinic Library system. May perform other tasks that support services, maintain workload, or provide coverage in the work unit or elsewhere in the libraries.

Mayo Clinic’s Values apply to every position. In support of Mayo Clinic’s primary value that the needs of the patient come first, the Librarian III will focus on practicing RICH TIES (Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Healing, Teamwork, Innovation, Excellence, and Stewardship) in daily work.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and provide a list of three or more references. Review of applications will begin as they are received. Funding is available for interview travel, finding housing, and relocation expenses. There is flexibility with the start date for this position.

Master's degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent archival degree. Library/archives experience, particularly work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library, institutional archive or museum, technology center, or similar environment. Requires a total of 5 years of relevant, postgraduate professional experience. Basic level knowledge in the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism. Expert level knowledge in one or more of the following areas: information services, information management, instruction and instructional design, leadership and management, evidence-based practice and research, and health information professionalism.

Additional qualifications
Preferred Experience and/or Qualifications:
AHIP membership, similar credential or certificate, or an additional advanced degree in a subject area pertinent to the position. Mayo Clinic academic appointment. Participation on a Mayo Clinic Education, Research, or Practice Division committee or task force. History of relevant scholarly publications or presentations. Record of professional association participation. Participation on a community service board or committee.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
$61,089.60 - $91,707.20 / year

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
Monday - Friday, normal business hours.

Weekend schedule
Evening or weekend hours may infrequently be required for systems maintenance or upgrades.

International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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