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DLF-ANNOUNCE September 2014

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Job: Web Services Librarian at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Web Services Librarian and Clinical Assistant Professor

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks
a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the
design and implementation of an improved Library web presence that
enhances the Library’s role in supporting academic research and
resource discovery.

For fullest consideration, apply by October 3, 2014. Position closes
October 17, 2014.

Apply at https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=45415. Read
the full position description at
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45415.

Each application should include:

●     cover letter
●     detailed resume / C.V.
●     portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects,
and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions
(with URLs)

Responsibilities:

The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered
leadership for the UIC Library’s web presence. The web presence
includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet
systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web
Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs &
Services department within the Information Technology Division. This
is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship
expectations (see
http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/about/facexec/facultydocs/ClinicalNorms.pdf).

The Web Services Librarian:

●     leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's
web presence
●     promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services
●     establishes, disseminates, and promotes effective and current
usability, accessibility, and technical standards for use across the
Library's web presence
●     establishes, disseminates, and promotes the use of the UIC
Library's web style guide, web presence policies, branding guidelines,
and standard user interaction patterns across the Library's web
presence
●     coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the
Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date,
user-centered, and accessible
●     ensures that effective training is provided to authors of
Library web content
●     convenes meetings of the Web Advisory Group (WAG) on a regular
basis and serves as chair of the WAG
●     provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the
Library's web presence
●     leads regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the Library's
web presence
●     represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger
University community
●     coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence
problems and bug reports

The Web Services Librarian works closely with the Web Advisory Group
and with personnel in Library Administration (communications,
marketing, branding, graphic design), personnel in the UIC Library's
Information Technology division, personnel in ACCC (Academic Computing
and Communications Center, the University’s central IT organization),
the UIC Webmaster community, and others in order to execute projects
to improve the Library's web presence.

The Web Advisory Group’s responsibilities include bringing suggestions
for improvements to the Web Services Librarian; advising upon and
disseminating style, technical, and accessibility standards to other
Library staff; giving advice on interaction patterns; and exploring
web presence governance models.

Minimum Qualifications:

●     MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
●     Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant
websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
●     Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e.,
compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)
●     Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects,
and services
●     Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to
facilitate discussion about design and technology
●     Excellent written and oral communication skills
●     Demonstrated skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:
○     conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations
○     user experience / interface / interaction design
○     web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into
future system iterations
○     information architecture
○     leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing
complex websites
●     Demonstrated skill and experience in two or more of the following areas:
○     front-end frameworks or libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.
○     scripting languages (e.g., Python; PHP; Ruby; etc.)
○     using web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or AngularJS
○     building websites using responsive design techniques
○     use of code repositories and tools (e.g., BitBucket; github;
git; redmine; etc.)
○     systems integration techniques (e.g., API, web services)
○     database design / data modeling
○     test-driven development
○     software development project management
○     software development methodologies (e.g., agile; Scrum; waterfall, etc.)
○     AJAX
○     Linux, LAMP and variant environments
○     delivery of multimedia content in accessible formats
○     graphic design for the web
○     XML, XSLT

Desirable Qualifications:

●     Experience with HTML5, CSS3
●     Two years experience leading teams or serving as a primary
resource in developing complex websites in an academic library or
research library
●     Bachelors or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer
science, information science, interaction design, etc.
●     Supervisory experience
●     Programming and software development experience using
object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, Python)

Salary/Rank/Contract:

Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience;
clinical faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of
vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability
benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on
annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental
plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation
in one of the retirement options of the

Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary
is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security
coverage but Medicare payment required.

Minimum salary: $55,000

For fullest consideration apply by October 3, 2014. All applicants
must submit an online
application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:

https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=45415. Each
application should include:

●     cover letter
●     detailed resume / C.V.
●     portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects,
and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions
(with URLs)

UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop,
with a student enrollment of 27,000 and offering doctoral degrees in
60 areas and master’s degrees in nearly 80.

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