Web Services Librarian
University of Alabama
The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative applicant for the
position of Web Services Librarian. As part of the University Libraries' Web
Services Department, this faculty member will work in a team environment with
other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the
Web Services Librarian will have numerous responsibilities that include
developing web pages, web sites and managing various web development tools and
library technologies. Specifically, The Web Services Librarian position
assists in the management of our various WordPress installations (library
blogs and associated web sites) and other web-based applications that enhance
access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, furthers the web
services department's activities, and facilitates the work of library
employees, students, faculty and staff. Additionally, the candidate will serve
as the manager and primary point of contact for the University Libraries'
EBSCO Discovery Service application and be responsible for coordinating and
resolving issues as well as finding, developing and implementing enhancements.
They will work with department colleagues in maintaining and supporting
websites using the WordPress Content Management System, and in developing new
web applications and software tools that support our WordPress-based websites.
The successful candidate will maintain currency with web technologies,
software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and
Required: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited
institution; excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills.
Demonstrable web development experience using HTML and CSS. Experience working
with library discovery applications, content management systems, and/or
database-driven web sites and applications. Initiative, flexibility,
organization, precision and problem solving skills are a must. The ability to
analyze complex technical issues, and identify creative and adaptive
solutions. Currency with new technologies.
Preferred: Experience with developing for, and administering a WordPress
Content Management System. Experience developing applications with PHP, MySQL,
with the EBSCO Discovery Service or similar systems. Experience with
PhotoShop, Fireworks or other graphic design software. Working knowledge of
XML. Experience with a variety of user research/usability methods. Experience
with web analytics analysis. Familiarity with web accessibility standards,
information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management
systems. Familiarity with mobile web and responsive design.
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