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CODE4LIB  November 2021

CODE4LIB November 2021


Job: Web Development/Design Professional 2 at University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library


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Position Overview: 

The Kathryn A. Martin Library has one opening for the Web Development/Design Professional 2 position.  This is a full-time, 12 month position.  Position will be open until November 15, 2021.  Anticipated start date is January 24, 2022.  Starting salary for this position is $57,899.55

The Kathryn A. Martin Library’s Web Development/Design Professional 2 is responsible for one of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s most visited websites, providing a platform for students, faculty, staff, and community members to connect with collections, resources, assistance, and services to enable research, teaching, and learning.

As a member of the Administration Team, this employee develops, coordinates, and maintains the library’s website; shares responsibility with ITSS shared services for maintaining and troubleshooting library hardware and software; and provides staff training related to web pages and CMS. 

A Web Development/Design Professional 2 conceptualizes, designs, creates, and modifies content and functionality of websites for internal employees, student learners and external communications purposes. Utilizes server-side, client-side, and database tools.. Optimizes performance, security, and scalability. Evaluates, schedules, and identifies resources for design projects; investigates user needs; plans, develops and implements website applications; and prepares website systems documentation for reference and training purposes.. Conducts usability tests, creates reports and presentations, and communicates results. Works with usability designers and developers to provide feedback and refine user experience across the entire development process.

As the chair of the library’s Web Committee, this employee provides collaborative leadership of the on-going development and improvement of the library’s website, including usability testing, long-range planning for the library’s web presence, and implementing feedback from users and library staff.

This position is eligible for the University’s Flexible Work Arrangement to include remote work.

Essential Job Functions:

Web Design and Development (65%) 

Serve as Chair of the library web committee

Manage and maintain the library’s Drupal website.  Design layouts and organize content using system-wide tools and templates.  Develop custom components for enhanced site functionality.

Manage and customizes public interfaces for 3rd party systems such as Springshare products (LibCal, LibGuides, LibWizard, Primo, Tipasa, etc.

Ensure site and products work on various operating systems, browsers and devices

Ensure site follows library, UMD and UofM web guidelines

Ensure site legally meets WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility standards

Update and maintain a roadmap for library website maintenance

Coordinate content lifecycle and workflow between staff and web team

Conduct usability testing to continually improve website and third party products

Promote best practices for using Drupal and writing for the web

Enhance the self-service aspect of website 

Collaborate with ITSS and UMPR to develop future designs and improve Drupal

Investigate, evaluate, test and recommend new web technologies

Write and maintain web documentation for admins and web team

Maintain Google presence and analytics 

Technology support(20%) 

Order, install and troubleshoot library-specific hardware

Assist with library software installation and troubleshooting at service point computers and in Archives and Digital Services areas

Maintain supply and storage spaces for library hardware

Support for Web Contributors and Staff Training (10%)

Identify web related needs and work with library staff to implement new online initiatives

Administer staff permissions for the website and shared software products

Prepare and maintain staff procedures and guidelines for web updates

Provide training and assistance for website, chat, and other services

Apprise supervisor of web development trends and recommend appropriate responses

Other Responsibilities (5%)

Maintain the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection website

Work effectively with all members of the Administration team to achieve the library’s mission and goals and contribute to library team organizational development and communication

Other duties as assigned



BA/BS plus at least two years of experience, or master’s degree.

Experience contributing to a diverse and inclusive work environment, including experience implementing actions that improve digital accessibility


Web development experience, including knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and responsive mobile design

Creative aptitude for web skills to produce high quality content with limited assistance

Experience with Drupal, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other content management systems and design and coding software

Experience in project management and collaborative leadership

Strong communication skills

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for individuals who require and request such accommodation:

Mobility to work in a typical office environment and use standard office and computer equipment

Stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time

Vision to read printed materials and computer screens

Hearing and speech to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, in-person, and over the telephone

Strength and ability to lift materials or equipment weighing 5–10 pounds on a regular basis

About the Department

The Kathryn A. Martin Library is prized for its design and architecture and features views of Lake Superior. It has been updated to serve today’s researchers, including the renovation of our library teaching spaces. UMD is a medium-sized regional university that offers students a supportive atmosphere and access to the resources of the larger University of Minnesota system. UMD students can choose from more than 93 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degrees, and from graduate programs in more than 20 different fields.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 344347. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please submit a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications, resume, and five references.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [log in to unmask] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit:

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