POSITION: GIL Application Analyst
DEPARTMENT: Systems - GALILEO / GIL Technical Support Services
ANNUAL SALARY: $44,210 - $50,500; Commensurate with experience
The GIL Application Analyst is responsible to the Head of GALILEO / GIL Technical Support Services for programming and analyst activities to support the statewide GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL) system. This system is built around several primary functions and tools. The back office functions are currently managed within the Voyager integrated library system (ILS). The public interface functions are presented in several interfaces – the Classic GIL OPAC, the GILFind OPAC, the Classic GIL Universal Catalog, and the GILFind Union Catalog. Catalog data support is also provided for the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) at all University System of Georgia Institutions.
GIL is the integrated library management system for the University System of Georgia. GIL uses Ex Libris’ Voyager software, which is built on Oracle (a Voyager version of Oracle). In addition to library catalogs and services for each library, there is a Union or Universal catalog with the holdings of all GIL participants. Through this catalog, GIL Express requesting (borrowing books from another USG library) is initiated. GIL currently operates with three service sites: University of Georgia, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech. GIL applications support staff are located at UGA (supporting 34 USG institutions) and Georgia Tech (supporting only Georgia Tech).
The GALILEO / GIL Technical Support Services group develops and maintains web based applications used by the GIL libraries for reporting and other functions. These are implemented using a variety of web centric development tools and techniques. The group also monitors the functionality of the Voyager System, develops solutions to problems, manages communication with the GIL libraries and with vendor services, and supports other system needs for these libraries.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
40% *Provide support for the ILS (Ex Libris Voyager software), which includes trouble-shooting, analyzing problems reported by library staff, developing solutions, and assisting with tracking system tickets.
13% *Load GIL library specific files for use with various Voyager modules and data types (bib, items, mfhds, and patrons). Make modifications to data in batch mode.
8% *Run and monitor scripts and assist with liaison activities for the 34 supported GIL libraries.
7% *Assist with extracting and processing data for other interfaces (GILFind, EDS, Summon, etc).
6% *Assist with maintenance and modifications for the Universal Catalog, including monitoring uploads and resolving related problems.
6% Assist in development and maintenance of web based applications used by and in support of all the GIL libraries. These applications will use some combination of PHP, Perl, MySql, HTML, XML, XSL, AJAX, Oracle DBMS, SqlPlus.
6% Monitor vendor and user group communications and maintain currency with the Voyager application and documentation.
4% Modify Voyager SysAdmin Setups as needed.
3% Modify cron jobs when necessary and upon request.
3% Participate in GIL/GALILEO communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via GIL related listservs, TrackIT (USG task tracking tool), and other appropriate mechanisms. Participate in appropriate departmental, GALILEO, and UGA Libraries’ meetings.
2% Assist with coordination of updates for Voyager and Oracle as planned.
2% Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the department and organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
* = essential functions of the position
- BA/BS plus two years computer programming work experience OR five years computer programming work experience with evidence of computer programming training;
- Experience with Unix & web based programming languages including Perl and/or PHP;
- Experience with MySql;
- Knowledge of the techniques of systems analysis and design;
- Knowledge of UNIX operating system and internet services using HTML, Java Script, and CSS;
- Ability to work independently to apply knowledge to solutions of new and varied problems;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Experience with XML, XSL, Oracle DBMS, and SqlPlus preferred;
- College coursework in computer related disciplines preferred.
- Sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal is required.
- Occasional lifting and racking of relatively heavy computer equipment components may be required.
Work Hours :
- M-F; 8 hrs/day; some evening and weekend work may be required.
Only applications submitted through the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website will be considered. Please visit the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and follow the instructions to submit an online application. Position posting number = 20121408.
The University of Georgia Libraries values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.