Library Systems Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA)

The JPL Library is hiring a Library IT specialist. Come join our team and help explore the galaxy!

Opportunity: Library Systems Specialist


The JPL Library, Archives and Records Section is seeking an innovative, customer-oriented, and forward thinking group member with the flexibility to work with a variety of platforms and administrative modules for library-related software and hardware applications. This person will work in the middle space between library end users and other customers, library staff, application vendors and JPL IT staff to ensure timely and effective delivery of applications.

The Library Systems and Services staff member’s work will include interactions with software and hardware vendors on training, user interface construction, and ongoing improvement to services with end users and with colleagues throughout the Laboratory organization to ensure the most accessible and usable book, journal, citation analysis, borrowing, and other applications. The Systems and Services staff member will serve on cross-Laboratory teams in relevant IT and services areas.

Reporting to the Library Group Supervisor, the Systems and Services staff member can expect a good deal of autonomy in setting up and maintaining systems that help deliver the Library’s resources, but will be expected to provide analyses and metrics on systems and improvements. This person will also serve as part of the Library team and will be expected to perform circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and other tasks.

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