Job Opportunity: Omni Network Zone and Technology Specialist

  • Posted on: 26 April 2022
  • By: Anika

The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is seeking creative, forward-thinking, collaborative applicants for a ongoing full-time position as Omni Network Zone and Technology Specialist.
OCUL is a consortium of twenty-one academic libraries from across Ontario collaborating to provide high quality services equitably to students and faculty across the province. For over 50 years OCUL has worked to extend the capacity of our members, resulting in premier access to cutting-edge research and scholarly information services for over half a million university students, faculty and staff across the province. 
Reporting to the Executive Director and guided by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL’s) mission and priority outcomes for collaboration, the Omni Network Zone and Technology Specialist works closely with librarians and staff across the consortia to research, recommend, implement, and support new technologies in a complex multi-institutional environment.

This position provides oversight and support for all technological aspects of the implementation, configuration, maintenance, ongoing operation, and enhancement of Omni, OCUL’s instance of Ex Libris’s Alma and Primo VE shared library services platform, including the Network Zone.

This position oversees and coordinates the Network Zone for the entire Omni system, maintaining accurate information and database integrity, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Network Zone workflows and operations across all Omni institutions.

This position leads technical support for Omni, which includes responsibility for troubleshooting, upgrades, performance and data flow monitoring, reporting, and extending of Alma, Primo VE and the Network Zone through published APIs.

OCUL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

OCUL is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

OCUL, as an administrative affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), is committed to the health and safety of its employees and has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy. As a condition of employment all new hires must provide proof of vaccination or substantiate an exemption.

The hiring salary range for this position is $74,184 - $88,032. OCUL maintains office space in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, but our staff are currently working from home. Plans for a return to the workplace have not been finalized, and there is a possibility of remote work from within Ontario for this position.
Those qualified are asked to submit a cover letter with resume, outlining your experience and suitability for the position as well as salary expectations, to: michael.vandenburg [at] Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm, May 20, 2022.

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