Essential Functions: The Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) seeks candidates with credentials to qualify for a full-time position as a DALNET Systems Librarian, with the rank of Librarian I or II (depending on qualifications). This contract position is renewable annually, one year in advance.Founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1985, DALNET is a multi-type library consortium serving its members throughout Michigan. DALNET enables members to better serve their users through cooperative efforts, and by sharing advanced library automation applications. DALNET is based at Wayne State University, a Carnegie I Research University with a commitment to teaching and learning excellence. A comprehensive university with 13 colleges and schools offering over 350 academic programs, WSU enrolls over 33,000 students, including 20,000 undergraduates. WSU is situated in Detroit's cultural district amidst museums, theaters, medical facilities and corporate offices, easily accessible from major freeways.Position purpose: This incumbent provides responsive customer service, technical development, and training in support of systems used by DALNET. In close collaboration with colleagues and customers, this library professional analyzes and resolves complex technical problems involving applications, data, and systems software configuration and use, including work with APIs and web services.Essential functions: Serves as subject matter and technical expert for DALNET systems, especially library management and discovery systems contracted for by DALNET members. Develops and applies extensive knowledge of these systems to ensure the optimal use of available resources. Maintains and develops DALNET website and related services and keeps up-to-date on Web technologies as they arise and evaluates them on an as needed basis;Provide support for library management systems and discovery systems and other assigned applications through troubleshooting, testing, and implementing upgrades and enhancements, and system administration and development. Editing of database system records and a working knowledge of SQL and relational database structures;Assume leadership for assigned projects involving customers and applications that require the integration of multiple systems, platforms and technologies which includes providing support and direction for working groups;Collaborate with colleagues to define requirements for the library management systems, discovery systems, and other systems used by DALNET;Train customers on the use of DALNET systems, related applications, and various utility programs and reporting tools; andTravel to member institutions, as well as to regional, state and national meetings and conferences.
Internal Number: 76_206609
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.