Shared Library Services Platform Coordinator

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Company Name: 
PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries)
Location: 
Columbia
Job Description: 

We’re looking for a team-oriented person with a strong background implementing and managing complex systems in libraries, excellent communication, coordination and technical skills, and an adventurous spirit. PASCAL libraries are engaged in the procurement and implementation of a shared Library Services Platform (LSP) for all member libraries. Overarching goals of the initiative are to enhance and expand collaborative efforts among PASCAL libraries while streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies associated with legacy systems that were designed primarily for management of print collections. The Shared LSP Coordinator reports to the PASCAL Executive Director and is responsible to the PASCAL Board of Directors. Incumbent will be responsible for coordinating collaborative leadership, oversight, and management of the new Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) for PASCAL member libraries. Coordinates PASCAL member libraries, vendors, PASCAL staff, and SLSP governance groups. Serves as primary representative on behalf of members with SLSP vendor and any other shared services provider. Supervises SLSP systems and technology support staff at PASCAL. Works with representatives of member libraries to develop and maintain consortial policies, procedures, and best practices. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications: 

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree, ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS), and five (5) years of progressive responsibility and leadership with a library, consortium, library vendor, and/or equivalent setting. Supervisory or team leadership experience. Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: At least two years of post-MLS experience in library systems is preferred. Advanced knowledge of the methods and practices associated with implementing and managing enterprise higher education systems. Familiarity with processes involved in usability and interface design, assessment, or software development. Experience designing, implementing, and managing collaborative workflows. Expertise in providing training and creating training documentation for colleagues at various levels of knowledge and experience. Demonstrated experience supervising a unit working group, or systems support team that includes professional staff.