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Date:  Nov 9, 2023

Implementation Consultant (Data Migration), FOLIO


Remote, ENG, GB, OX110AE

Onsite or Remote:  Remote
Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases - all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.



Do you want to change the Library Industry by paving the road for more openness and flexibility in the industry?


We are in the process of strengthening our distributed team of FOLIO Implementation Consultants, and we hope that you want to join us!


EBSCO FOLIO Consulting Services supports a vibrant community-enabled ecosystem of innovation, openness and choice with solutions that combine the open-source FOLIO with EBSCO Data Services, and Professional Services. Experience in academic libraries, an enthusiasm to participate in an open-source community, and passion to be a valued part of the future of library systems make you a perfect fit.


The FOLIO Implementation Consultant (Data Migration) provides the support client needs as they go live on FOLIO and beyond. We analyze, document, and try to understand the client’s data and workflow processes. And most importantly, work with clients to ensure that they are using FOLIO to support their workflow as FOLIO evolves.


Depending on the client’s needs, we provide a wide range of professional services, ranging from project management, workflow analysis, systems architecture support, data analysis, custom programming, systems integration, training, acting on the client’s behalf in the FOLIO community and much more.



In your role as FOLIO Implementation Consultant (Data Migration), you will work closely with your FOLIO Implementation Consultant colleagues and with the library to guide the library’s implementation team through each step of the migration process.


You will be primarily responsible for scoping, planning, and executing the migration of data from a library’s legacy system into FOLIO. This involves data analysis, transformation and loading using EBSCO’s suite of FOLIO migration tools, APIs, and other command line and desktop tools. It also requires documenting requirements from library staff, directing configuration specialists, understanding functional as well as technical complexities, and applying team solutions.


You will take part in the continuous refinement and scaling of our services.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a systems librarian, data scientist, implementation consultant, or a similar role
  • Familiarity with library data formats such as MARC and/or BIBFRAME
  • Comfortable working with REST APIs and command line tools 
  • Experience leading/performing data migration projects
  • Basic programming and scripting
  • College/university degree in Information Science or other relevant area 
  • Ability to attend online meetings during US business hours (eastern - pacific)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library science or Information Systems
  • Experience working for a library or library software provider
  • Project management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • 5+ years of experience working with a scripting language, such as Python
  • Ability to travel 
  • Ability to pass a government background check (for certain customers)
  • Ability to attend online meetings during European business hours (for certain customers) 




We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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