Now Hiring: University Systems Librarian for Digital Initiatives

This job at CUNY’s Office of Library Services has several components, a key one of which is managing the technical aspects of Academic Works, CUNY’s new institutional repository.  The application deadline is June 1.

University Systems Librarian, Digital Initiatives
City University of New York

The Office of Library Services (OLS) at the Central Administrative Office of CUNY supports the libraries at the University’s 24 campuses to coordinate and enhance library services for students and faculty in partnership with campus librarians. OLS Library Systems team supports a large portfolio of enterprise library applications and services that support digital repository services, and discovery and access services, and collection management. Systems include Academic Works @ CUNY (Digital Commons Institutional Repository Service), the CUNY Catalog (Aleph integrated library system), CUNY OneSearch (Primo discovery system), SFX (link server and electronic journals discovery tool), EZProxy (remote authentication system), Coral (electronic resources management system), and others.

The Office seeks a University Systems Librarian specializing in Digital Initiatives to provide technical expertise and guidance for CUNY’s cloud-based Institutional Repository, digital collections and shared responsibility for CUNY’s discovery service.

Reporting to the University Director of Library Systems, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will focus on data, platform, and workflow integration and interoperability, metadata extraction, transformation, and reuse, analytics and reporting, search strategies and services, and problem diagnosis and resolution.

Key responsibilities include, but will not be limited to: managing the technical aspects of Academic Works @ CUNY; configuring CUNY digital collections as data sources and normalization rules to support associated encoding schemes (DC, EAD, provenance data, etc.) for discovery in OneSearch; implementing discovery web and X-services for external search service integrations, metadata harvesting and reuse, and user interface redesign and development; determining strategies for integration of thesauri and linked open data in search applications such as the CUNY Academic Works institutional repository and our discovery service.

See the full job description here. (If the direct link doesn’t work, go to and search for Job ID 12894.)

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