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They are already reviewing candidates, so if it interests you, act now!


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Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 12:13:37 -0400
From: R. Kenny Marone <[log in to unmask]>

Many thanks,
PS:  It's a rolling deadline -- will take applications until filled.

Web Services Librarian
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
Rank: LI-III

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, with a collection of
400,000 volumes, 4,450 electronic journals and a wide range of state-of the art
electronic services, serves the information needs of the Yale Schools of
Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other
affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical
Library is migrating from print journals to online journals. The Library staff
work together as a team to provide responsive and effective support to meet the
Medical Center's missions of research, education, patient care and service.
There is a continuing effort to use technology to facilitate patron access to
information from library, campus, or remote locations and to deliver education
sessions in person and online. The Medical Library is committed to excellence
and quality service.

The Medical Library contains a Historical Library with a large and unique
collection of rare medical books, medical journals to 1920, pamphlets, prints,
and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine.
Digitization projects are underway to make these materials freely available on
the Web.

The Position
The Web Services Librarian provides vision and strategic leadership for new and
existing web projects. This position coordinates the design, development and
maintenance of the Medical Library's web presence in a manner that is
consistent with user needs, supports a variety of library initiatives and is in
harmony with institutional policies. The Web Services Librarian incorporates
appropriate design principles, usability guidelines and tests, coding standards
and emerging technologies in the Medical Library's web site. Working
collaboratively with library and systems staff, the Web Services Librarian
initiates new projects and explores innovative technologies as appropriate.
This position contributes to overall Medical Library planning and serves on
both Medical and University Library committees and task forces. The Web
Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Medical Library.

As a member of a diverse team of librarians and systems staff, develop and
maintain the Library Web site and Web-based projects. Continually monitor and
assess users needs and refine the Web site to meet them. Works closely and
collaboratively with library staff and branch libraries to continually update
the Web site and to develop creative web-based tools and resources for the
librarys users. Facilitates communication and coordination among Web team
members, branch libraries, content developers, and instruction/outreach
services. Fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment. Promotes the use
of current and emerging technologies. Seeks ways to streamline or automate
maintenance and development of the Web site. Provides leadership on projects,
which work to create more seamless Web-based interfaces to multiple databases
and systems, such as SFX, Metalib, metadata harvesting and digital library
projects. Creates HTML templates and easy-to-use front-ends to databases to
assist library staff creating content for the Web site and provides ongoing
training to library staff members. Maintains consistent site architecture with
the guidelines established by the School of Medicine Information Technology
Services department. Establishes productive relationships with individuals and
organizations in the School of Medicine and the Yale Library system. Serves on
a variety of Library-wide and Medical Center-wide committees and task forces.
Participates in staffing the Information Desk. Engages in liaison work in
selected medical school departments. Engages in research and service to meet
requirements for promotion and tenure.

MLS from an ALA-accredited school, or an equivalent combination of relevant
experience and training. Appointment to the Librarian II rank requires two
years of professional library experience and demonstrated professional
accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment at Librarian III level
requires a minimum of five years relevant professional library experience and
professional accomplishments. Twothree years library or other relevant
experience building and maintaining high quality, information-rich Web sites;
experience improving public interfaces to keep pace with user needs and
expectations; excellent ability to communicate with colleagues possessing
diverse skills in public services and systems support. Experience with Web
design and administration, including HTML, XML, XSL, CSS, usability and
accessibility. Experience with software development in multiple languages,
including any of C, C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, ASP, Python, Ruby, or Javascript,
with SQL for RDBMS development, and with common network protocols and security
issues. Experience with diverse metadata formats (Dublin Core, MARC, MODS,
MPEG-21, EAD, VRA, RDF) in support of cataloging and indexing diverse media
types for user-centered information retrieval systems. Familiarity with
institutional repository and content management systems such as Fedora, DSpace,
EPrints, Greenstone, or Plone, and weblogging tools for digital library
collection management. Excellent organizational ability and customer service
skills. Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and deal with
ambiguity. Excellent oral, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to
work collaboratively in a team environment. Ability to solve problems
creatively. Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits
of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of
opinion, and historic precedent.

Salary and Benefits
Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's
qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22
vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care;
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover
letter, resume, and the names of three references should be mailed to: Diane Y.
Turner, Associate University Librarian for Human Resources, Staff Training &
Security; Yale University Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax:
(203) 432-1806. Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a
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