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new position - West Virginia Univ. Libraries Marcia Tuttle 17 Jul 1996 12:41 UTC

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Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 07:06:44 +1100
From: Donna Capelle Cook <dcook@WVULIB1.LIB.WVU.EDU>
Subject: new position - West Virginia Univ. Libraries

                    SEARCH EXTENDED

                   NETWORK LIBRARIAN

The West Virginia University Libraries announce the
availability of a new Systems position:  Network
Librarian.  The successful candidate should be a
library professional with strong background in library
automation systems or extensive experience in a complex
data processing environment.  This is a 1.2 year
appointment supported by a large federal grant to
develop a state-wide network to support seamless
connectivity between academic, public, and school
libraries operating in a primarily NOTIS/VTLS
environment.  Opportunities may exist for permanent
employment at the end of the grant.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Working in a team environment, help
to plan for and implement a networked infrastructure
for the West Virginia University Libraries node of the
project.  Interface with the Systems staff of the WVU
Libraries, WVNET, the WV Library Commission network,
and telecommunications specialists to develop solutions
for hardware, software, and operational problems
encountered by network development.  Implement and
monitor the progress of corrective actions developed to
address problems reported by project participants.
Assist with the management, testing, and installation
of all new NOTIS releases and enhancements in a timely
and efficient manner.  Implement new network functions
identified by the Implementation Team and the academic
libraries participating in the network.  Report and
monitor all unresolved problems, issues, and potential
enhancements to the operations of the network.  Help to
plan, schedule, and implement initial NOTIS database
loads and interconnectivity requirements for each
academic library added to the network.  Develop
documentation/ training seminars to instruct local and
remote libraries in the use of the network's services.
Develop and conduct co-presentations of the project to
library personnel locally, state-wide, and at national
meetings.  Serve as liaison between the WVU Libraries
and other academic libraries, computer analysts,
telecommunication analysts, data control operators,
NOTIS personnel, and database providers participating
in the network.  Perform other duties as assigned by
the principal investigator and departmental manager.

REQUIRED:  MLS from ALA accredited program or a related
field.  At least three years experience in implementing
and utilizing a library automation system in a
cooperative setting; working knowledge of file transfer
protocols, WWW, gopher use, Internet, and client
servers as required.  Outstanding interpersonal skills
and excellent communication skills also required.
DESIRED:  Project management experience, knowledge of
USMARC and other library formats.  NOTIS Library
Management System installation experience, experience
interfacing with database vendors and producers, and
exposure to UNIX, CICS, VM, TSO and networked
environments.  Knowledge of personal computers and an
aptitude for learning new technologies is also

SALARY:  $35,000 annually.  Excellent fringe benefits.
WVU is a comprehensive research university located in
close proximity to Washington, DC and Pittsburgh.
Review of applications will begin August 9, 1996 and
will continue until position is filled.  Send letter of
application, resume, and names of 3 references to:  Dr.
Ruth M. Jackson, Network Librarian Search, Wise
Library, P.O. Box 6069, West Virginia University,
Morgantown, WV 26506.  WVU is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.