POSITION OPENING: WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN
Georgia State University Library
Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University Library seeks a creative and innovative
individual to provide leadership as the Web Services Librarian. This
position works both independently and collaboratively to provide
expertise in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
current and future web interfaces and technologies that provide user
access to the Library's resources and services. The incumbent
identifies policy, technical, and programmatic needs of the Library’s
web site and various web applications running locally or from hosted
The Web Services Librarian collaborates and leads discussion with
library employees, committees, groups, and departments regarding
website and application interface functionality. The Web Services
Librarian will provide leadership on website policy and technical
standards, and adhere to those standards/policies while creating a
supportive, collaborative atmosphere working with the Department Head
and management to establish policies and procedures, priorities, and
timelines. Other responsibilities include maintaining current awareness
of digital library technologies and actively participating in local,
national, and international meetings and organizations. As a faculty
member, the incumbent will serve on library committees and engage in
The Web Services Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Library
Services and supervises two Web Programmer Analysts, student workers,
and Graduate Research Assistants as needed.
Department & Campus Environment:
The Digital Library Services department uses open source and standard
web development practices to create and provide a library web presence,
including content management, blogging, and wiki applications. The
department is responsible for developing, customizing, and integrating
various web applications from vendors and open source platforms used by
both internal and external customers. Leadership in the area of content
digitization, storage, and presentation will be a growing
responsibility of the department. The library uses CONTENTdm to create
and present our digital collections on the web, and LibGuides to
present librarian created web content to our customers, and Ex Libris
products including SFX, MetaLib, and Voyager as a member of the GALILEO
state library consortium.
Since its 2007 renovation, the Georgia State University Library
provides one of the most attractive, open and inviting educational
facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors this past
year, the library is an integral part of the university community. It
supports both teaching and research with an expansive collection and
outstanding assistance. The library also exhibits a new, modern image,
providing the campus with an attractive, centralized location. Its
signature bridge, a glass link that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects
the library’s two prominent buildings. Many appreciate the comfort of
the library’s new interior design, often enjoying a coffee from the
cafe located on the first floor.
Library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated
library system. The University System of Georgia statewide system,
GALILEO, provides access to electronic resources and other materials for
libraries throughout Georgia. The University Library is a member of the
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LYRASIS, and the Atlanta
Regional Consortium for Higher Education.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is
one of the country’s top urban research universities. Over 28,000
graduate and undergraduate students enroll each semester in six
different colleges. This
diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere,
with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events.
Between college sports, the performing arts and a variety of local
restaurants, the campus location has it all.
For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:
* ALA-accredited Master’s degree or a terminal degree in other
relevant area such as Information Systems or Computer Science.
* Experience with web development in a library, college or university
* Experience with relevant standards and technologies, such as PHP,
* Ability to think critically and analytically.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in
a collegial and collaborative environment.
* Commitment to user-oriented service.
* Must be able to pass background check.
* Supervisory experience.
* Understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic
* Demonstrated experience in library website design and development,
including the building and/or integration of a variety of Web
* Experience in applying Web accessibility standards, user-centered
design principles, and interactive concepts.
Condition of Work and Benefits
* Forty-hour workweek
* Twenty-one days vacation
* Twelve paid holidays
* Twelve days sick leave
* Faculty rank and status
* Non-Tenure track
* Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA-CREF,
VALIC, Fidelity & American Century
* Group health and life insurance
* Social Security
* Optional pre-tax benefits
* Support for research and professional activities
Salary and Rank
Minimum salary of $47,000 for 12 months commensurate with the
candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank,
on a contract renewal basis.
Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume;
name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate
supervisor. Review of materials has been extended and will begin January
29, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:
Human Resources Coordinator
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
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Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational
institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural
Department Head, Digital Library Services
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St.
Atlanta. GA 30303
Tel: (404) 413 2752
Fax: (404) 413 2751