Library Systems Analyst, Brown University Library

Brown University Library seeks energetic, experienced, and creative applicants for the position of Library Systems Analyst.

The Library Systems Analyst recommends or creates automated solutions for manual tasks, improving the efficacy and efficiency workflows in the library’s Access Services functional areas (cataloging/metadata, acquisitions and e-resources, circulation, resource sharing, preservation, shelving, and off-site storage). Improves upon existing automated routines where possible. Develops training modules and documentation for staff in use of tools. Explores new system needs and identifies criteria for evaluating same; provides technical support and solutions for e-resource management and access issues; and participates actively in professional organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MLIS or equivalent desirable.
  • Significant, demonstrable experience with common programming languages (e.g., Ruby, Python).
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with common library software and automation tools (e.g., MARCEdit, AutoIt, Archivists’ Toolkit, OpenRefine, EZProxy).
  • 3 to 5 years of demonstrated experience with systems and workflow analysis and collaborative approaches to continuous improvement.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience with library automation software in use at Brown (Innovative Millennium, GFA inventory control).
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation.
  • Evidence of ability to grow professionally.

Successful candidates must pass a criminal background check.

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