Systems Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00002201-1
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2023
  • Recruiter: University of Dundee
  • Location: Dundee
  • Salary: £36,024 to £44,263
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Systems Librarian

Library Services, Library Learning Culture and Information Directorate

Full-Time Permanent

Grade 7 (With effect from 01/08/2023, the salary will increase to £36,024 - £44,263 per annum)


The University of Dundee's Library Services manage open research, scholarly resources, academic support, and study facilities within a Directorate committed to supporting excellent research and teaching activity across all disciplines and stages of research. We demonstrate a strong track record of engaging in collaborative and sector-leading initiatives, aligned with the strategic priorities of the University.

We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Systems Librarian within Library Services, to lead support for the full portfolio of software and digital solutions relevant to a modern academic library environment for staff and students.

The post holder will support existing teams and library staff to ensure all library technologies are maintained, updated, and used to their full potential. The library relies on software solutions that include the Alma Library Management System, Primo Search System, Leganto Reading Lists System and Pure Research Repository. Physical technologies within library sites include gate entry, RFID self-service, digital displays, and room booking. The website, university app, and social media offer additional opportunities for enhancing the digital experience for users of the library.

A successful applicant will have relevant experience managing the digital operations of an organisation or department and will seek to enhance student experience of libraries using technology. They will exercise specialist knowledge in library systems and relevant technologies, including reporting and analysis to inform data-driven decision making.

Your priorities will include: 
  • supporting a high standard of user experience across the library's portfolio of digital and software solutions
  • leading the administrative implementation of the Library management system and integrated components
  • managing vendor relationships for key software providers, including support and issue ticketing
  • managing partner relationships with other Directorates, engaging in problem-solving for complex issues and project delivery
  • analysing data and usage statistics to assist with service improvements, identify trends and inform decision making

Who we're looking for:

  • experience administering enterprise software platforms and supporting digital technologies in an organisation
  • familiarity with library systems, technologies, trends and challenges
  • experience in user support and issue resolution
  • knowledgeable about current sector challenges
  • efficient and team-oriented

We are one of the UK's leading universities - internationally recognised across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - a friendly and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Professional Services directorates are key to delivering the University strategy and driving change across the University.

For further information about this position please contact Arlene McIntosh at To find out more about Library Services please visit


The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.