Core Systems Librarian

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Systems / Operations

The University of Oregon Libraries is now accepting applications for a Core Systems Librarian at the Knight Library in Eugene, Oregon.

Reporting to the Director, Library Technology Services, the Core Systems Librarian has primary responsibility for the daily management, configuration, and support of the Discovery and Unified Resource Management [ILS] services, currently Ex Libris Alma and Primo. The discovery service, Primo, is used by UO students, faculty, and staff to locate and access electronic, print, and digital resources. The management service, Alma, is used by library staff to perform the responsibilities of their positions, as well as meeting the research needs of students and faculty who need access to the library’s collections.

The UO Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance ( and are deeply invested, along with our partner institutions, in the support and extension of the shared Unified Resource Management and shared Discovery environment. The Core Systems Librarian will be the primary UO contact with Ex Libris and with the Alliance in efforts like product enhancement voting and strategic efforts such as Shared ILS RFP creation and related product investigations.

The Core Systems Librarian’s work focuses on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, data retrieval and analysis, and documentation. The Librarian has responsibility for maintaining optimal system performance for UO users and the development of services based on the functionality and capabilities of Alma and Primo. In the work of identifying (with specialist staff) and implementing functionality extensions, the Librarian will work closely with colleagues on the Libraries’ Application Development & Integration (ADI) Team.

The Core Systems Librarian will have deep knowledge of the Alma and Primo services. The Librarian will provide leadership and management of the integrated modules of Alma and Primo, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The Librarian will also lead the UO’s support for Alma (monthly) and Primo (currently quarterly) releases. The Core Systems Librarian also will support other library applications. The Librarian’s work will need to be performed with considerable judgement, independence, and initiative, and in consultation with Alliance colleagues.

The Core Systems Librarian is expected to take an active role in professional development and scholarship activities, a requirement to meet Library promotion and retention guidelines. This enables the incumbent to keep abreast of developments in library technologies and to maintain current awareness of information tools needed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of the Libraries. This position also contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.

Review of applications begins October 21, 2019.


To apply

Complete applications must include a current resume or CV, a cover letter, and three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor.