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GALILEO/GIL Systems Librarian

Posted by: University of Georgia Libraries

Posted date: 2017-Dec-15

Location: University of Georgia

The University of Georgia Libraries is seeking candidates for the position of GALILEO/GIL Systems Librarian. This position reports to the Head of GALILEO/GIL Technical Support Services in the University of Georgia Libraries and is located in the Main Library. This position will act as the library subject matter and Alma workflow expert for the GIL team, and as liaison between GIL staff and GIL member libraries, working with all levels of library staff across the state in the identification and investigation of system issues and enhancements. This position participates in various state-wide groups engaged in specific development tasks related to Alma. In the absence of the Head of GALILEO/GIL Technical Support Services, this position coordinates with appropriate administrators (the UGA Libraries Deputy University Librarian and Director of Library Technology and/or the University System of Georgias Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Library Services and Executive Director of GALILEO) to address any immediate issues.

GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information. GALILEO serves more than 2000 institutions, including the universities and colleges of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia along with Georgia K-12 schools and public libraries.

GIL stands for GALILEO Interconnected Libraries, the integrated library management system for acquiring, cataloging, accessing, and circulating the collections of the USG institutions. GIL uses Ex Libris Alma, which is hosted in the cloud. Alma supports library catalogs and services; in addition, each institution has access to a union view, with the holdings of all GIL participants. Through this view, GIL Express requesting (borrowing books from another USG library) is initiated. GIL applications support staff are located at UGA (supporting 27 USG institutions).

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Job Title GALILEO/GIL Systems Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name University of Georgia
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLIS and four years of professional experience, preferably in a large research library.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working Knowledge of XML and XSL.
Basic knowledge of at least one programing or scripting language (Perl, Ruby, Python).
Basic knowledge of web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and/or systems integration (API, JSON, Web services).
Basic knowledge of the Linux command line.
Ex Libris Alma Certification.
Understanding of authentication and authorization technologies common to libraries.
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