Job is Expired Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator

Douglas County Libraries / Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $4,074.99 to $5,702.56 per month   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The Integrated Library System Administrator position is responsible for development, implementation, support and administration of the District’s integrated library system (ILS) supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.

• Configures and manages the efficient operation of the District’s ILS, including application performance, administration, maintenance, and upgrades to meet library requirements.
• Researches, analyzes, evaluates, plans, tests, troubleshoots, designs, coordinates and implements all aspects of ILS interfaces and services. Documents and resolves system flaws. Tests and documents optimal practices.
• Works with vendors for ongoing maintenance, development and support concerning features and functions the library requires to maintain or enhance service.
• Maintains interfaces between the library's integrated library system and 3rd-party products, self-service checkout, computer reservation systems, and web-based applications that require authentication from the patron database.
• Trains library staff to effectively use the system software.
• Validates data integrity and backup systems to insure reliability of library system databases.
• Monitors performance of applications and plans for future system changes, enhancements, testing, upgrades, capacity, functionality, and features.
• Documents system maintenance requirements and procedures to handle system service loss.

Description of Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County. The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment. Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community, and is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. Douglas County Libraries, **USA's #1 Library (Hennen American Public Library Ratings, 2009, 2010),** is a major contributor as to why Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

• Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely related field is required A Master’s Degree in library science is desired, but not required.
• Experience: A minimum three to five years of progressively responsible experience performing systems administration duties is required. Considerable experience working with enterprise library systems or related products is required. Significant scripting experience using advanced techniques, along with experience with database design, reporting, and management and client reporting applications is required. Public library experience with at least two years of automated information library system experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 3 -
Professional 2 -
Library 2 -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required
  • English is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

• Thorough knowledge of ILS hardware and software with demonstrated ability to perform operational process analysis and translate into systems requirements and specifications is required. Must be able to identify and mitigate technology risk.
Working knowledge of automated library circulation systems including terminal and system printer installation and operation is required.
• Knowledge of library catalog organization, indexing, and filing; standard library operating procedures and terminology, related specifically to patron registration and materials circulation is required.
• Must be able to quickly learn operating systems, hardware, software and technical procedures using documentation, training, and customer service support. Must be able to provide understandable interpretations of procedures to end-users.
• Must be able to analyze, research, and solve technical problems, using initiative and vendor technical support, and query the library’s database using the query language supported by the vendor.
• Must be able to assess, organize, and resolve training needs and to explain complex technical procedures to staff and public with patience, thoroughness, and reinforcement.
• Must have excellent project management, organizational, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to supervise and schedule the work of others is preferred.
• Exhibits expertise for a variety of technology products and services such as virtualization, messaging, storage technologies and web-based technologies. Must have a fundamental knowledge of all hardware (client, server, peripherals) of ILS product support vendors
• Good knowledge of SIP-based third-party products, scripting languages, and other tools utilized to modify, maintain, and tailor existing products. Familiarity with selecting, installing and maintaining open-source software.
• Training/experience with library cataloging practices and library practices and procedures (collections and technical services, circulation, reference, in-depth understanding of MARC formats, AACR2, etc.).
• Requires demonstrated proficiency in server management including Linux/Unix administration, shell scripting, web and Java server administration, and Windows server management; and with relational database management systems (e.g. MySQL, Sybase, etc.) and relational database languages.
• Proficient with application development and with at least two common web programming languages including Perl, PHP, Python, Java, and JavaScript is required.
• Ability to conceptualize, define and implement interoperable information systems to support library needs.
• Must be able to manage multiple projects concurrently, to set and meet deadlines and to adapt to new and changing situations, priorities and technologies.

Application Requirements

Apply via our online application system at Hand delivered, mailed or emailed applications and resumes will not be accepted. EOE

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Additional info

Work is generally performed in an office and library environment, at computer workstations, on multiple tasks, equipment, software programs, and projects. Work requires constant sitting and computer work, moderate physical activity, close visual work; with regular proximity to automated handling equipment, regular exposure to moderate noise levels, residual dirt, dust, chemicals, mold or foreign substances and occasional high noise levels. Work involves extensive interaction with customers and staff, limited exposure to behavior issues; may require regular travel and transportation of materials or equipment. May require varied work hours, including weekends and evenings, which may change periodically. May require periodic 24/7 on-call duty rotations.


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Date Posted

May 10th, 2012

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