Monthly Archive: April 2013

Notice of Vacancy: Information Technology Specialist 3

Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

This position will provide hardware support for the Libraries, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of computer workstations and peripherals (such as barcode scanners, image scanners, and projectors). Additionally, he/she will provide software support, including programming to automate installation/update processes and to support other organizational needs. This specialist will work with Libraries employees and patrons to quickly and effectively resolve Systems help desk jobs. Full-time, 12-month. Required: Four years of information technology experience; OR equivalent education/experience. Four years experience analyzing, designing, installing, programming, and/or maintaining computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications, or network infra-structure equipment or providing customer or technical support in information technology. Preferred: Proven experience with a variety of software and hardware including motherboards, memory, hard drives, power supplies, CD-ROMs, monitors, scanners, and projectors; proven and effective equipment troubleshooting skills including the use of software diagnostic tools; proven experience using service manuals and advanced hardware diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and repair hardware efficiently; experience with a programming or scripting language commonly used in desktop support; experience tracking problems and problem resolution; experience installing and troubleshooting operating systems in a Windows environment; Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or related field; experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or similar device management framework; experience with Microsoft Hyper-V or other virtualization software; experience with Windows and Linux Server Administration. To apply, visit: Applications required by 5/27/13. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan;

Notice of Vacancy: Library and Archives Paraprofessional 4

Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

The primary responsibility of this position is to catalog WSU Libraries materials using OCLC and Alma, along with linking electronic resources. Duties include: cataloging electronic resources and maintaining accurate records for linking electronic resources. Full-time, 12-month. Required: High school graduation or equivalent and five years’ experience in the functional operations of a library, including one year beyond the entry level in an area of specialization; or equivalent education/experience. Preferred: Knowledge and/or experience with cataloging, OCLC, Ex Libris Alma, and internal library operations; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. To apply, visit: WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Contact: Bonny Boyan;

Notes and Slides from Carson Block’s Choose Your Adventure workshop Spring 2013

Carson Block provided a forum on April 9 to discuss the library of the future and what library staff can do to shape that future. During the morning and afternoon sessions, attendees provided some great insights about their visions, quests and challenges. These ideas were recorded during the workshops and are provided here for you to review. Thank you all attendees for your wonderful contributions to an engaging and thought-provoking discussion.

Choose Your Adventure Group Notes

Spring 2013 Workshop Choose Your Adventure How You Shape the Library _Part1

Spring 2013 Workshop Choose Your Adventure How You Shape the Library _Part2