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Job Announcement: SFX and MetaLib Support Specialist Amanda Yesilbas 26 Jun 2006 18:10 UTC

POSITION: SFX and MetaLib Support Specialist #00022398


RANK: Assistant In Libraries

REPORTS TO: FCLA SFX MetaLib Project Leader

ENVIRONMENT: The Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) provides
support services to the libraries of the 11 state universities. FCLA is
located in Gainesville and is administered by the University of Florida.
Information about FCLA can be found at

JOB SUMMARY: Working in a team environment, assist with the ongoing
support of the ExLibris SFX OpenUrl link resolving service and the
MetaLib portal/federated search module for the state university
libraries within Florida.


• Provides first line of support for SFX and MetaLib for state
university library staff. Resolve problems identified via problem
tracking software, email and telephone. Document and communicate solutions.

• Works with ExLibris support staff to resolve problems and answer
questions that cannot be answered locally. Document and communicate

• Works with state university libraries to determine optimal workflow;
interface design options and to configure the systems to support desired

• Assists in the planning and coordination of activities related to SFX
and MetaLib developments and upgrades. Develop and implement testing
strategies related to system use and changes.

• Coordinates as needed with the FCLA implementation of Verde, the
ExLibris electronic resource management system. Also serves as second
line support for Verde.

• Develops and conducts training workshops as needed. Visits libraries
as appropriate to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

• Shares information with and makes presentations to various state
university library groups.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Masters degree in library and/or information
science from an ALA-accredited program and two years library experience,
or a Bachelor’s Degree and four years library experience; excellent
organizational, problem solving and analytical skills. Written and oral
communication skills a must.

Will need a valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to get one and
be willing to drive as needed for required in-state travel.

Highly desirable: previous experience working with library electronic
resources, link resolver software, federated search software or related
service area; experience using html, cascading style sheets, user
interface design; experience with editing and creating files in a UNIX

RANK & SALARY: Assistant-In-Libraries; non-tenured; salary commensurate
with education and experience; minimum annual salary of $43,000.

BENEFITS: Twelve month appointment on an annual contract. Twenty two
days vacation, 4 days administrative leave, thirteen days sick-leave and
nine paid holidays per year. Retirement plan options, group health plan,
and life insurance available. No local or state income tax.

DEADLINE: Send letter of application, a complete resume, and the name,
address, and phone number of three professional references by July 28,
2006 to:

Ellen Bishop
Chair, Search Committee
Florida Center for Library Automation
5800 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606

This position has been reposted, original applicants are still under
consideration and should not reapply.
The selection process will be conducted under the provisions of
Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records laws. If an
accommodation is required to apply, please call 352/392 9020 or TDD
352/392 7734. EOE