JOB POSTING: Systems Librarian, Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art has an opening in its IT department for a Systems Librarian, to provide support for the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives.

About the library and museum:

The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives is a nationally-recognized art reference library, housing 456,000 catalogued volumes, including monographs; exhibition and collection catalogues; auction and dealer catalogues; serials; electronic publications; artist clipping files; and approximately one million images in microfiche and microfilm collections, study photographs, and digital images. The museum’s history and heritage are preserved by the museum archives, with holdings including administrative records of museum offices; audio and visual recordings of programs and events; oral histories; ephemera; and manuscript collections.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the top five comprehensive art museums in the country, and a significant international forum for art scholarship and education, exhibitions, and performing arts. The museum’s collection includes more than 40,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum campus is located in the dynamic University Circle neighborhood, and is currently in the midst of a multi-phase renovation and expansion

The museum and its research library were founded in 1916, and boast strong local, regional, and national support.

Duties of the Systems Librarian:

Administration of the integrated library system and library website; module configuration and database management; implementation and maintenance of library-specific peripherals and staff tools, including a variety of Access and LAMP mini-applications; act as the liaison between IT and the library/archives staff.

Minimum qualifications:

MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Two to five years experience in administering commercial integrated library systems. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and master a wide variety of technology/software, and apply it to library workflows.

Desired qualifications:

Experience with ExLibris ALEPH. Demonstrated experience with small-application development, using MySQL, PHP, and Java.  Strong knowledge of MARC21, MARCXML, and EAD exchange formats. Familiarity with SQLplus. Familiarity with commercial federated search engines and link-resolvers. Demonstrated ability to work with patrons with varying levels of expertise, and to make technology understandable and appealing to an academic audience. Strong understanding of a research library’s goals and objectives.  Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Those interested in applying should to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to resume@clevelandart.org by Friday, August 19, 2011.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/M/F/D/V).

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