Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Library Systems Administrator
Boston College Libraries is seeking an energetic and creative person to join a team committed to reimagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across campus, this role will ensure that library systems are maintained and optimized, and will also develop and implement new technologies to seamlessly deliver library resources to users. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, have a strong user focus, and experiment with new ideas.
This role will administer and support library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support the library services platform (Alma).
Manage and support library applications (ILLiad, EZProxy, OpenAthens, Alma) Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team Through user experience research, develop strategies to optimize library systems Collaborate across Library departments to provide systems training and documentation Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders
The Libraries are committed to promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
To learn more about working at Boston College Libraries, see: https://libguides.bc.edu/employment
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $69,100 to $86,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience. Boston College also offers a competitive benefits package.
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Position Requirements :
Bachelor's degree, Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.
Preferred: 2 years of related work experience MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School Experience administering web applications, preferably academic library systems Experience developing web applications (or willingness to learn) Working knowledge of distributed version control systems such as Git (or willingness to learn) Proven ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
Internal Number: 3399
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.