Provide support for multiple software and web packages, build connections to internal and external applications, and use creativity and innovation to create new and exciting applications. As a member of the extended Smith College IT community, work within established IT standards and practices overseen by the Information Technology Services group, participate in institutional IT planning groups and initiatives, and contribute to the development and management of cross-unit service teams. As part of the Five College community, communicate and collaborate on Five College projects that may be beneficial to other libraries and work with our partners on development needs for Smith College Libraries.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Major Application Development and Support: In collaboration with Information Technology Services (ITS), build and maintain connections from Smith College’s enterprise systems to library applications including the library service platform; FOLIO. Develop and implement APIs allowing the libraries’ discovery platform, and other services to communicate with each other. Working with the Five Colleges, provide enhancement suggestions and recommendations for improving the libraries-wide service platforms.
Internal Systems Support: Support the libraries-wide local infrastructure including maintaining critical components such as the libraries Open URL linking system, link management software, electronic resources management system, teaching and learning products including the Springshare suite, Interlibrary loan software, proxy server, and institutional repository. Support the libraries website, including bug fixes, package updates and future development. In conjunction with Information Technology Services, coordinate technology solutions.
Big Ideas/Innovative Projects: Develop, pilot, and implement creative ideas that have not been done in libraries. Build exciting solutions that help improve scholarship, discovery, and expand the boundaries of libraries. Discover, explore, monitor, and evaluate emerging technologies, applications, and web services. Be comfortable with risk taking.
Other duties as assigned.