Phillip Suda

Contact

Name

Phillip Suda

Title

Systems Librarian

Phone

504-865-5607

Department

Library IT

Responsibilities

The Systems Librarian is an innovative and service-oriented librarian with shared responsibility for the integrated library system (Voyager), resource discovery tool (Primo), link resolver (SFX), proxy authentication, digital repositories and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems, including but not limited to monitoring systems and ensuring optimal performance, enabling data integration across distributed heterogeneous local and external data sources, promptly reporting issues/problems to vendors and follow through until resolved, and providing statistical, usage, and collection reports in support of decision making for library collections and services. As a systems liason to library departments, the Systems Librarian participates in selected working groups to improve systems and services. Additionally, the librarian will assist with oversight of staff computers/equipment, including but not limited to ordering, deploying, recycling, troubleshooting problems and maintaining accurate inventory for equipment and software licensing.

Degrees & Professional Certifications

MLIS, Library and Information Science (University of Missouri-Columbia)

BA, English Literature (Loyola University of Chicago)

Professional Affiliations

American Library Association

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