Job: Library Systems Expert

1.3.17 –  Library Systems Expert
University Library of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Application deadline: 15/01/2017
Applications should be submitted via the following link:

The University Library of Southern Denmark is looking for a systems librarian or similar, with expertise in the setup, adjustment and adaptation of library systems. You will join a team in the library that works on tasks related to the library’s IT systems.

As a specialist, research and academic library, the University Library of Southern Denmark is a diverse workplace that is constantly developing. It is a strong institution rooted in the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) that is located and operates across the southern part of Denmark, in three different regions. Our focus is on being an active part of the SDU on the basis of our unique expertise, dynamism and innovation.

As a library systems expert, your assignments will include:

  • maintaining and optimizing the library systems
  • providing support to library staff with regards to library systems
  • ensuring that the systems are used in the most optimal way in relation to the library’s procedures and policies
  • engaging with system suppliers to optimize the use of the systems
  • participating in projects, in which library is an important player/stakeholder
  • engaging in disseminating and preparing documentation about the use of modules in the systems
  • supporting partner libraries with regards to library’s IT.

The work is conducted in cooperation with system suppliers and SDU’s IT department, as well as with the other staff who work with library IT. The library currently has the following library systems (amongst others):

  • Symphony
  • Intota
  • Summon.

Additionally, library IT tasks also include the research registration system PURE, the internet, the intranet, as well as systems related to user self-service options etc. Knowledge of these systems is a plus, but not required.

You must be able to work independently, but also as part of team, as many assignments will be project oriented. You must be solution oriented and thrive on challenges, tight deadlines, and enjoy an active and variable workday.

As a person, you are flexible and sociable, and you find it easy to keep up morale when helping different colleagues across an organization that has very different IT knowledge: You work effectively in a collegial manner, thrive in detail intensive environments and you make a positive contribution in strengthening our development. A large part of the job involves having contact with many different people. Therefore, it is important to us that you are service minded, results oriented and take pride in meeting deadlines and agreements.

We are offering you an exciting and challenging job where you will have great opportunities to influence your surroundings. There is an informal atmosphere in the library, in which respect is shown for each employee. We also have many shared employee benefits.

Salary and conditions of employment

Staff are appointed in accordance with the current agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne). You will be appointed on your skills and education.

A normal work week is 37 hours.

Place of employment is Campus Odense, but some travel will be required to all of SDU’s campuses.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Library Director Bertil F. Dorch.

Expected start date: March 2017.

The University Library of Southern Denmark is a public research library which primarily works to serve the University of Southern Denmark. The library has 110 employees working at service points in Esbjerg, Kolding, Odense, Slagelse, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. The library has about 1.6 million printed volumes and gives access to over 100.000 electronic journals, over half a million e-books and a large number of online databases. We annually have about half a million visitors in the library. The library is part of the Central Administration that consists of all the administrative and service units that support the academic environments at the University of Southern Denmark.

Read more about the library at

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