Walker Library

Integrated Systems Librarian (#401070)

The James E. Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) seeks a tenure-track faculty member to administer the Integrated Library System (ILS). Walker Library utilizes the Innovative Interfaces (III) Millennium system and a migration to III Sierra is expected in 2013.

The ILS Librarian will develop, implement, support and administer the ILS and serve as liaison to campus archival centers for ILS operations.  This individual will report to the Head of Collection Development and Management (CDM) and coordinate with Library and external units in the integration of a variety of discovery and electronic management tools.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. All library faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure standards.


  • Serve as coordinator of the ILS and primary contact to the vendor
  • Manage the ILS including loading of records, evaluating usage & status of records, monitoring system messages, and updating tables and templates
  • Collaborate with internal library units and external campus archival centers to customize systems settings as needed
  • Create user authorizations and configure permissions
  • Oversee staff training for system modules
  • Manage and implement ongoing system upgrades
  • Assist library units in the design and collection of statistics
  • Work with library staff to implement new processes or products
  • Manage the III webpac
  • Coordinate with Library Technology Department on server management to troubleshoot and resolve system functional issues

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited masters degree
  • Three years of full-time post degree library experience
  • Previous experience as a manager of an ILS including troubleshooting computer hardware and software system conflicts
  • Thorough understanding of bibliographic record structure
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of library operations and ability to integrate system functions across the library
  • Web authoring skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience integrating a discovery system and an electronic resource management system
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience with an ILS in an academic library including integration with a campus enterprise system
  • Knowledge of emerging cataloging standards and metadata schema

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary.  Generous benefits include fully-paid State or TIAA/CREF retirement, 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Application Procedure:  All applications must be submitted online at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to appointment.  Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of recommendation specific to the position will be required prior to an on-campus interview.

Environment:  Middle Tennessee State University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive University of over 26,000 students located 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Middle Tennessee State University is a dynamic institution with a commitment to diversity, valuing excellent teaching and fostering initiatives in research and public service.  The university library lies at the heart of the MTSU educational experience.  Murfreesboro offers a rich cultural and recreational life and easy access to a variety of attractions within the state and region.  Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm

MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As a key element of student education and faculty research, the library serves at the forefront of service and fully supports the commitment to a diverse campus environment.

See the Background Statement on Diversity and Excellence at http://library.mtsu.edu/administration/diversity.php.