Systems Librarian


Carlow University invites applications for the position of Systems Librarian. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Library and Learning Commons. Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow is situated in a culturally rich and diverse urban setting and is recognized for educating traditional students and adult learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.

Responsibilities and Scope of Functions:

  • Manages the processes of acquiring, licensing, and accessing all electronic resources including databases, software, and online services.
  • Implements, troubleshoots, and updates databases and online services such as EBSCO Discovery Service, EBSCO Full Text Finder, EZ Proxy, Rapid ILL holdings, Relais/E-Z Borrow, etc.
  • Oversees all functions of the hosted Integrated Library System (Symphony).
  • Runs daily, monthly, and yearly money, maintenance, and statistical reports in the integrated library system and monthly database reports.
  • Works closely with the Technical Services Department in: assisting in any problems, assisting with weeding, keeping withdrawn statistics, deleting holdings in the ILS and OCLC Connexion, checking invoices against shipments, creating a new book list, being in charge of inventory and clean-up, conducting the final check of items before shelving, etc.
  • Assists with Public Services functions such as Rapid ILL, E-Z Borrow, in-person and electronic reference services, book displays, and online tutorials.
  • Creates and maintains library public relations materials, surveys, LibGuides, and website (Ektron).
  • Communicates with vendors, colleagues, and patrons effectively.
  • Serves as a liaison to numerous departments in acquiring library resources (both print and electronic).
  • Assists the Executive Director in decision-making on the cancellation of underused resources and continued or new subscriptions based on program needs.
  • Must reflect an understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of Carlow University and the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Serves on University committees.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school.
  • 0 - 3 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of integrated library systems - preferably SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Intermediate computer skills (Outlooks, Microsoft Office)

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and comply with legal and professional obligations.

Send resume to Only completed application packets will be advanced in consideration. Review will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.    

Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community. 

Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Library Services
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