Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Arizona - Tucson - Pima Community College - District Library Manager

District Library Database Manager

Position Type      Exempt - General Funding

Department        District Office: Provost

Salary    C42/1 $50,383
Salary Breakdown            Annually

Close Date          04/27/2016

Open Until Filled               No

Position Summary           
  • The District Library Database Manager is the primary administrator for the Integrated Library System for the College and is responsible for creating and maintaining the library databases and virtual resources, including records for materials and patrons.
  • The position provides leadership, advice, support, and assistance in all aspects of the library information system process, including, but not limited to evaluation, selection, planning and implementation of library automation modules and packages. This position will also be responsible for ensuring and maintaining easy access to all electronic material the library provides; troubleshoot connectivity issues for staff, faculty, and students; assist in purchasing of system-compatible resources, managing external database set-up, and will be the liaison for vendors.
  • Position may require working occasional weekends and local travel.

Duties and Responsibilities           
  • Administer and maintain the Integrated Library System (ILS) software through which all district-wide library functions (acquisitions, cataloging, public catalog, and subscription research database access) are performed
  • Troubleshoot ILS issues for students, faculty, and staff at all campuses and ensure online access to resources
  • Coordinate, oversee, and participate in developing strategic and operational work plans for automated systems, cataloging, collections and database management, and services to the campus libraries
  • Establish and maintain access to subscription library research databases and virtual resources, including establishing off-campus access through a variety of authentication methods
  • Maintain and edit the content of the library website and the virtual presence of the library  within the College's web based content management systems
  • Supervise and participate in developing, identifying, monitoring, and recommending policies, procedures and technologies to support the District Library Database and web development
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of creative and state-of-the-art internet-based avenues of delivering library services and resources to students
  • Maintain both the equality and accuracy of both the ancillary library systems and data in the ILS
  • Coordinate with District IT to ensure that library systems are represented and well-managed in the College's information infrastructure
  • Serve as primary contact for technical support issues with research database vendors
  • Analyze data to coordinate, oversee, and prepare a variety of summaries and statistical reports
  • Train staff and librarians on ILS and other system functions

Job Requirements            
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and
  • Two years experience in relevant library and technical areas including active knowledge of databases and prior data management experience

  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in:
  • Contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practice, including the Anglo-American cataloging rules, Library of Congress subject headings, OCLC/MARC records, and library automation
  • Various technological advances, emerging information and library technologies, and online systems and applications
  • Customize library public interfaces using scripting languages, markup languages, Cascading Style Sheets, and widgets
  • File transfer, file sharing, and security protocols
  • Provide tactful communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public
  • Possess exemplary customer service skills
  • Plan and prioritize work while performing multiple tasks; quickly and seamlessly change priorities when necessary
  • Library practices, principles, and standards; integrate library practices with available technology tools
  • Troubleshoot access to library databases
  • Research and resolve complex system problems/issues
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment
  • Statistical analysis and preparation of reports
  • Basic web concepts
  • Manipulation of data for importing and exporting data for reports

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information 
In order to apply for a position, applicants must submit an application and include the required documents listed for the position.  See below for information about documents:

  • Resume should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment
  • Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed two pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment.  Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons.
  • If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Human Resources at (520) 206-4624 or  Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

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