The Mid-Hudson Library System, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, is seeking an experienced librarian to lead and administer automation services to sixty-six public libraries, which serve communities ranging in population from several hundred to 70,000.

The Automation Coordinator, with a salary range of $56,000 to $61,000, is a member of the System’s senior management team and includes the supervision of a small staff. The position is responsible for ensuring the reliability and integrity of the integrated library system (ILS), which is Innovative’s Millennium. The ILS is used by all sixty-six member libraries of the System and manages 300,000 patrons and collections of 2.4 million items. System-wide circulation totaled 4.7 million items in 2010.

The Coordinator will have the opportunity to lead the transition from Millennium to Innovative’s new ILS, Sierra, which is planned for the spring of 2013.

The Coordinator also assists member libraries in identifying, implementing and evaluating resource sharing standards, and developing and analyzing the effectiveness of the system-wide catalog.

The ideal candidate can provide evidence of strong customer service, effective written and oral communication, project management, and the ability to collaborate as well as lead. The ideal candidate treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; inspires and motivates others to perform well, and can meet challenges with resourcefulness and good humor.

There is a strong expectation that the individual appointed to this position will participate in local and regional workshops and conferences, and maintain a high level of professional recognition. Travel within the systems is required.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree (MLS, MIS) from an ALA accredited institution and two or more years of related full-time experience, including one year of supervisory experience. Personal experience and the supervision of others in cataloging and classification, LC authority control, the management of MARC records, and the application of AACR2 rules are essential.

Resumes, statements of interest, and lists of three professional references can be sent to search@midhudson.org until December 31, 2011. Review of candidates begins January 3, 2012.

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