Library Systems Support Manager

Our recently transformed Library Services team is recruiting for a Library Systems Support Manager to make an impact on the provision and management of library systems.

The LSTM library service has undergone a major transformation since 2014.  This has included the deployment of OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services (WMS), EBSCO EZProxy Discovery, a hosted Shibboleth authentication service, Clio for Inter-Library Loans and Curriculum Builder Reading list software as well as developing the well-established Eprints repository to accommodate research theses and data.  Our next challenge is to provide excellent support to the School’s online MSc in Global Health programme and, as a result, we are now recruiting for a new role within the Information Services Department.

The Library Systems Support Manager will be responsible for management of the systems supporting the provision of library services to LSTM staff and students. You will be managing the Library Management System, the LSTM Online Archive along with the OCLC Worldshare Management Services, Access Federation Support and ensuring integration with MIS platforms across the School.

As an experienced professional librarian, your main responsibility will be for the management and integration of library systems, you will lead on this within the team and create training material including SOPs for junior staff working on the publications repository and manage the development of overseas access.  Representing the Library within and outside LSTM, your focus will be on developing our systems but you will also have the opportunity to work closely with personnel across the School to support training for staff and students on and off campus and the opportunity to interact with customers on our Library support desk.

Having worked in a similar role encompassing repository software, library management systems and dealing with cataloguing and information management systems and hosting services; it is vital that you hold a degree or post-graduate qualification in Library & Information Science along with evidence of CPD and are an expert in the Metadata standards and protocols.

Working within a small, friendly team and reporting to the Head of Information Services, your ability to write user-friendly documents explaining technical information to non-experts and use of one or more library classification schemes is essential to your application. Extensive knowledge in the area of institutional repositories, copyright legislation and open access movement and peer-review process in an academic environment will be critical.

If you have experience of working in HE, and have some knowledge of The National Library of Medicine classification scheme and have previously provided services to overseas campus users or overseas teaching, will be advantageous to your application.

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS and/or other international criminal record check prior to appointment and at regular points during employment. The outcome must be satisfactory to LSTM, as the duties of this post will involve direct and/or indirect contact with vulnerable adults and/or children.

Closing Date: 21st November 2019

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