Digital Librarian – Systems

Puke Ariki has a national reputation for their joint Library, Museum and Research Centre situated in New Plymouth. If you are a dynamic thinker and want to play a significant role in building, supporting and developing our digital presence, then read on!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Librarian to work in the Digital, Collections and Access Library team. You will work closely with the Digital Librarian who is also based in the Collections, Digital and Access Library team, and ttogether these two positions will strongly align Puke Ariki Library and community libraries to meet new digital directions and services required by the 2019 Library Strategy.

Your role will include supporting the library management system (through the Kōtui consortia) producing regular statistics, contributing to developing the online catalogue and e-collections, desktop support of hardware and software used at Puke Ariki Library and the community libraries and investigating new and emerging technologies.

Reporting to the Collections, Digital and Access Library Lead the purpose of this technical role is to:

  • lead and contribute to the digital direction of library services to meet the growing needs of digital services and support of increasing technological solutions
  • guide and coordinate the configuration of the library management system (Kotui) to meet process requirements.
  • administer the use and relevance of the online library databases
  • produce statistical reports from library systems to inform decision making
  • assist with the increasing demands in providing digital experiences for customers.
  • support staff and customers in the use of digital systems and platforms
  • contribute to training and programming activities.

The skills/qualifications required for this position include:

  • A recognised library qualification (specialising in digital services) or a qualification in a related field such as IT
  • A thorough working knowledge, administration and configuration of Library Management systems and experience in administering online library databases
  • Ability to produce statistics from library systems, using statistical reporting software
  • Web administration and ability to configure the Library Online Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Experience with RFID library systems, MARC and RDA cataloguing, online ordering and EDI Invoicing
  • Some programming and/or coding experience (desirable)
  • An understanding of content management systems and advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge and awareness of new and emerging digital technologies and trends
  • Knowledge of developing collections in digital formats
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

At the New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this role with us between $67,740 – $73,760. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans wellbeing, development, benefits, culture and recognition. The NPDC Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff.

Applications close on Monday, 13 July 2020.