Systems Librarian Position in Interleaf Technology

The Company 

Interleaf Technology is Ireland’s largest supplier of software solutions to the library sector.

Operating since 1998, we support a wide range of IT systems in over 200 libraries. The majority are based in Ireland, but we also have a growing client base outside Ireland, currently covering territories such as the UK, Austria, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, among others. 

Our core offering is support of the Koha Library management system. Other systems include PC Reservation, Kortext, Omeka and many more.

The Role:

As a result of our continuing success, we are seeking to recruit a qualified librarian to join our support team to implement, train and support Koha systems for our clients.

The main responsibilities of the role will be providing day-to-day support to our Koha clients The role will include configuring Koha systems to users’ requirements and end-user training. There is also a requirement for involvement in converting existing library systems to Koha. This will require familiarity with the MARC21 standard and with data manipulation tools such as MARCEdit to convert data from one system to another. 

The role will provide many opportunities to build a career in a fast moving company and to get involved in a wide range of software applications for libraries in addition to Koha.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have a professional qualification in librarianship.

A demonstrable knowledge of the Koha Library Management system will be a definite advantage to any candidate, as will a demonstrable knowledge of the MARC21 standard, MARCEdit and data manipulation skills

An ability to present complex ideas clearly to groups of people in a training environment is required.

This is an IT and customer-focused position in a very busy environment. The successful candidate will need to be comfortable working on modern IT applications. As Interleaf Technology is a fully distributed organisation with everyone working from home, the successful candidate will need to show self reliance and independence.

Travel within Ireland to client sites is part of the role. A full clean driving licence is required.

Opportunities for international travel may also arise.

How to apply:

Send your CV and include a statement of your suitability for the job. The statement of suitability is not to exceed a single A4 page when printed.

Send your application by email to Charles Quain, Managing Director, with the subject heading Systems Librarian ITL 0123

The closing date and time for receipt of applications is 1300 on Wednesday 8th February 2023.  Late applications will not be opened.

The Terms:

Appropriate training will be provided to allow the successful candidate perform their duties within Interleaf Technology’s ISO27001 operating environment.

The successful candidate will be home-based.

This is a permanent, full-time, position subject to successful completion of a six-month probation period.

The salary will be commensurate with the role and the successful candidate’s experience. On completion of a probation period the successful candidate will be eligible to join our staff pension and health insurance schemes.