Systems Librarian

Auraria Library

Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$60,000.00 to $65,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

The Systems Librarian is responsible for the management, ongoing maintenance, and development of Auraria Library’s integrated library system (ILS), which is currently Sierra, Innovative Interfaces Inc (iii). This position will serve as the in-house expert on the Library’s ILS and work on projects involving the integration of the ILS with other library technologies. This person will serve a lead role in any ILS migrations, upgrades, and/or implementations; and will work to enhance interoperability between the ILS and other systems that facilitate discovery of and access to library resources. This position will work closely with colleagues in the Collection Management and Discovery Division to support electronic resource management, acquisitions, and cataloging workflows and with colleagues in the Access and User Services Department to facilitate circulation of the Library’s physical materials. 

Faculty members on the Instructor track have a workload distribution of 90% librarianship and 10% service. As a faculty member, this position participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. The Systems Librarian engages in fulfilling the research and educational missions of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Collection Management and Discovery Division of the Library and reports to the Discovery Systems and Metadata, Department Head. The successful candidate will engage in professional development, such as (but not limited to) ILS User Group meetings, conference attendance, webinars, and courses/continuing education as appropriate. Auraria Library provides faculty members with financial support and time to engage in meaningful professional development.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $60,000 to $65,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Additional Info & Requirements


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience providing support for and administering back-end functionality of library systems
  • Experience using one or more of the following iii Sierra, Ex Libris Summon or 360 products, OCLC Collection Manager
  • Experience delivering training
  • Basic knowledge of database programming languages (i.e. SQL, Python, R), REST APIs, and/or Linux command line, with an interest in increasing knowledge and skills in these areas.
  • Understands the role of library systems, particularly their role in user experience, as well as the interoperability between various discovery and access systems (i.e., knowledge base/link resolvers, integrated library systems, discovery systems, etc.)
  • Experience effectively coordinating with vendors, IT, and other stakeholders to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and emerging technologies critical to access and discovery of library resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries or higher education.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to manage projects from start to finish and engage with appropriate stake holders throughout projects

The Community

Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Auraria Campus is home to three institutions of higher education – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver – both MSU Denver and CCD are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and CU Denver is finalizing its HSI and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) designations. The Auraria Library serves the campus’ over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are from the first-generation in their family to enroll in higher education. The majority of our students are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, and we also serve large populations of veterans, transfer students, adult learners, and other populations that have been historically underserved. Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from candidates across all dimensions and identities. The library seeks candidates who embrace a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. While the University of Colorado Denver is required to perform a background check during the hiring process, as part of the Library’s ongoing commitment to increasing equity this information will not exclude you from being considered for this position and we encourage everyone, regardless of their status, to apply. Please see our library values and diversity initiatives.


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HR Info

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Refer to requisition number: 27450. Review of applications will begin 9/26/2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Posted Sep 19, 2022