Library Services Platform - Systems Specialist - CCC Technology Center

Location: USA - CA - Sacramento

CCC Library Services Platform (LSP) Project

LSP Systems Specialist Position Description

 

On behalf of the 114 California community college libraries, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the CCC Technology Center (CCCTC) are engaged in a state-funded project to implement a single cloud-based Library Services Platform (LSP) to replace the various integrated library systems now in use in any of the 114 libraries which choose to participate. The CCCCO and the CCCTC have partnered with the Council of Chief Librarians, California Community College (CCL) to form the LSP project team, develop the project work-plan, complete the procurement process, engage with the vendor and provide project governance. 

 

After an in-depth evaluation process in 2018, the Ex Libris Alma and Primo products were selected to serve as the systemwide LSP. Currently, eleven colleges are participating in a four-month Vanguard (pilot) phase, with the statewide implementation scheduled to begin in late January 2019. All participating schools (estimated to be 90-95, with confirmed participation finalized on October 31, 2018) will implement as a single cohort, beginning in late January 2019, with all sites going live in December 2019-January 2020.

 

Scope of Work and Requirements

To best support the diverse range of CCC libraries, their varied staffing models and various needs throughout implementation, 2-4 LSP Systems Specialist positions have been funded to ensure successful implementation of the CCC Library Services Platform. These contracted positions will specifically provide support for the systemwide implementation of the Ex Libris Alma and Primo products. The LSP Systems Specialist contractors will work with the participating libraries, project staff and workgroups to provide library-centric support throughout the LSP implementation period. These contract positions will be key to maintaining regular and productive interactions between the LSP project team, participating colleges and the vendor. The number of part-time, independent contractor positions hired for the project is dependent upon the skills and availability of the applicant field. 

 

In collaboration with the project team, these contract positions primarily focus on the following activities: 

  • Serving as systems support for the Library Services Platform implementation project. This support is mainly provided via phone/webinar, but in some cases, travel to a participating library may be warranted.
  • Working with participating colleges and team members to support improved processes, documentation and other collaboration infrastructure.
  • Providing library-focused integration support.
  • Working with the various work groups to provide feedback on best-practices, suggested policy development and professional development support.
  • Other related work as mutually agreed.

 

The successful candidate will possess:

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in library and information science, or other applicable post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive responsibility and leadership in a library, consortium, vendor or equivalent setting
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in the management and maintenance of computing systems in an academic library

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of the methods and practices associated with multiple areas of academic libraries
  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, library repositories, websites, and vendor/publisher portals with Ex Libris' Alma/Primo
  • Experience in product or program management, usability and interface design, assessment, software development, advanced work with Integrated Library System products, system administration, academic libraries or consortia, particularly Ex Libris' Alma/Primo
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and trends related to information technology

 

For consideration, please submit your letter of interest, CV and availability (start date and average weekly hours available) to Amy Beadle at [email protected] at your earliest convenience.  Please use the subject heading “LSP Systems Specialist Position” to ensure correct routing. These contractors must be located within California and may work from a remote location, however, some travel may be required.

 

These positions will remain open until filled, however it is the intent to engage these contract positions to begin work in December 2018 or January 2019, so applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Company Website: https://ccctechcenter.org/projects/library-resources

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