Systems Librarian

Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


Not Specified


Rockford, IL





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Job Summary Coordinate the planning, development, implementation and support of information technologies in support of the library’s users in addition to serving at the Reference Desk and participating in library instructional activities. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Related duties may be assigned. • Manage the library’s networked services and information systems, including the integrated library system (Voyager), open URL services (SFX), and federated search system (Metalib). • Maintain and enhance the content of the library’s web pages in conjunction with the college’s Marketing Department. • Act as liaison between the library and the college’s Information Technology Department, especially in regard to the library’s server and interfaces between the library and the college network. •Provide reference service at the information desk during assigned hours. •Provide instruction in library use. •Prepare bibliographies as requested. •Serve as liaison to college faculty in assigned areas. •Compile appropriate statistics on the library’s information technologies for annual reports and other documents. •Provide library online services to distance education. •Provide online study guides. •Make budgetary, personnel, and related administrative recommendations to the library director as requested. •Recommend and participate in implementing technologies in support of the library’s digital collections (e-books, interlibrary loan, e-journals, databases, etc.). •Attend and participate in professional conferences.

Additional Info & Requirements

Application Process: Complete online application at ; include cover letter, current chronological resume and unofficial transcripts. Offer to hire cannot be extended without official transcripts. Rock Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Rock Valley College ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability.

The Community

Rockford, Illinois is a city of 150,000 people with a thriving nightlife, a soid home to the arts, and is host to a number of minor league sports teams. It is located 70 miles from Chicago and 100 miles from Milwaukee.

HR Info

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in library science, preferably including courses related to automated library activities, is necessary. Ability to work well with people of varied backgrounds and interests is necessary. Ability to work with automated systems for library tasks of all sorts is necessary. Previous library experience is necessary. Experience with a variety of common administrative and web authoring software including, FTP, Telnet, Web editing tools (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc.) and MS Office Suite is desirable. Experience in a UNIX/LINUX server environment is desirable. Experience doing reference work in an academic library is desirable.

Posted Apr 7, 2008