The University of Texas at Arlington

Job title: Systems Librarian - Digital Products

Posting number: 07-06-15-01-0100


Date available: 08/01/2007

Monthly salary: OPEN negotiable depending on qualifications.

Hiring department: Library


The Systems Librarian is responsible for the management and functional enhancement of select digital products including, but not limited to, the digital repository, the link resolver, and the federated search solution in use in the Library.


Essential functions: Serve as System Administrator for the Library's digital repository (DSpace), link resolver (SFX), and federated search solution (MetaLib). Serve as first point of contact for issues related to the operation and implementation of these digital products. Investigate and implement advanced functionality and enhancements to these digital products. Represent the UT Arlington Library at users' group meetings and other related functions. Participate in other Library Systems projects pertinent to the skills of the incumbent and the strategic directions of the Library. Maintain an awareness of current trends and developments in library automation and information technologies. Participate in professional associations, workshops, conferences, and meetings, and contribute to the advancement of the profession and the status of the UT Arlington Library.


Required qualifications: Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Experience with Microsoft operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Experience with UNIX/Linux operating systems. Working knowledge of computer networking technologies, the Internet, web-based services, and current developments in library applications of information technologies. Analytic and problem-solving skills and demonstrate an aptitude for technical analysis. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team-based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.


Preferred qualifications: 2 years experience in an academic library setting. Experience with digital repositories, link resolvers, and federated search tools (preferably DSpace, SFX, and MetaLib). Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, database design and administration. Working knowledge of the OpenURL standard. Working knowledge of Z39.50 and XML gateways for database searching. Working knowledge of at least one of the following development environments: JavaScript, PERL, PHP, .NET.


Applicants MUST apply online at If you need assistance or need to use a computer with Internet, you can come to our office at 140 West Mitchell Street, B200, Arlington, TX 76019 (Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4PM). For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461.  This job may close at any time. Please check for a list of currently open positions.  UTA is an EO/AA employer.