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System Librarian job opening at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Systems Librarian, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Description:  The Library Systems Administrator provides 
leadership in the creation, implementation and assessment of 
digital library/archives projects and programs, and assists with 
the development and maintenance of the library/archives website. 
www.cshl.edu/CSHLlib .  The ideal candidate will coordinate 
electronic services, provide user support and teach the 
Laboratory's scientists and staff how to use library 
applications, the Intranet and library databases.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory http://www.cshl.edu 
<http://www.cshl.edu/> is a world-renowned research and 
educational institution located on the north shore of Long 
Island, lying on a secluded inlet about 45 miles from New York 
City.  The Library and Archives, located in the Carnegie Building 
are under the Directorship of Mila Pollock, which supports 
leading research scientists in molecular biology, neurobiology, 
cancer, genetics and bioinformatics.  The Archives, created in 
1972, houses the growing collection of research and historical 
materials, consisting of a rich repository of rare books, 
manuscripts, photographs, personal correspondence, and scientific 
reprints related to CSHL.

Responsibilities and duties:

1. oversees the library's archival metadata project that uses the 
database application: Digitool (Exlibris).

2. heads, maintains and enhances all existing library web-based, 
digital and electronic projects, including our link resolver 
system, SFX (Ex Libris), and ILLiad.

3. assists with maintaining and updating the Library and Archives 
web sites and works with the web developer.

4. maintains the library PCs and Macs, both hardware and software 
applications and coordinates with our IT department to maintain 
system functionality and integrity in the all Library and 
Archives digitization projects.

5. has knowledge of online database searching (OVID, PubMed, Web 
of Science, BIOSIS

6. provides technical and educational assistance and teaching to 
library staff, students, scientific staff and visitors to the 

7. works collaboratively with the Liaison to professional 
organizations for management of library and archival standards, 
system specifications and optimization.

8. develops new projects by performing necessary investigation, 
analysis and evaluation to determine project feasibility and 
prepares and manages proposals for Library and Archival 
technology projects.

Preferred Qualifications: * M.S. or M.L.S. from an ALA 
accredited program required.

* proficiency with Windows, Mac and Unix, knowledge of SGML, 
HTML, Perl, PHP, SQL, Ajax

* experience working in a LAMP (linux apache mysql php) or Ruby 
on rails environment

* knowledge of RSS feed formats, XML, and OAI issues

* experience with metadata formats: EAD, Dublin Core

* experience with OCLC services, and technical services, 
including acquisitions, serials control, interlibrary loan and 
document delivery as they apply to our software applications

* experience with establishing requirements with the IT 
department when configuring network servers and routers, and 
implementing and managing network security.

* ability to teach computer applications is an asset in this 

* ability to establish goals and priorities and to work with 
other departments to meet goals; strong problem solving skills; 
team player with excellent communication skills.

This position will report to the Director of Libraries and Archives.  Prior experience working in an academic or research library, in digital imaging, electronic collection building and management is a plus.

Please apply to jobline@cshl.edu
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Department of Human Resources
1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724