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Digital and Web Services Librarian
The Temple University Libraries seek a talented, energetic and
service-oriented individual for the position of Digital and Web
Services Librarian, based in the Digital Library Initiatives
Department. Temple’s federated library system serves an urban research
university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a student body of
38,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more
information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit
http://www.temple.edu. The role of the Digital and Web Services
Librarian is two-fold. S/he (1) coordinates the Library’s web
presence, working collaboratively with staff throughout the library
system. Oversees the development and maintenance of the Drupal-based
Library website, as well as its integration with other services like
Libguides, CONTENTdm, the library catalog and the delivery of special
collections finding aids. (2) Takes a leadership role in developing
digital projects and services that serve the needs of faculty and
students, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and
management, using tools like Omeka. Coordinates that work with other
members of the Digital Initiatives Department who focus on digitizing
and delivering Special Collections’ library materials through
contentDM. Participates in the gathering and analysis of use data.
Maintains in-depth knowledge of standards and best practices in the
realm of website development, digital humanities, scholarly use of
digital data, scholarly communication and fair use/copyright.
Supervises a full-time staff member (who is responsible for the
day-to-day development and maintenance of the Library website) as well
as student assistants. The incumbent will participate in library-wide
activities and committees, and is expected to be active
professionally. S/he also will be expected to meet requirements for
contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment. Other duties as
Required Education & Experience:
ALA accredited master’s degree in Library Science, and at least two
years of relevant experience.
* Experience with a Content Management System like Drupal.
* Experience with metadata standards like Dublin Core, and one or more
of the following: HTML/CSS, XML/XSLT, a programming language such as
PhP, database design and development.
* Experience guiding scholars, students, and/or staff in the
development of digital projects and websites, preferably including the
digitization, publication, and management of digital objects.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Excellent project management skills; excellent team leadership skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment,
and across multiple departments.
* Understanding of the role of digital projects for the purpose of
research and education.
*Awareness of scholarly communication issues and basic familiarity
with copyright issues.
* Supervisory ability.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Experience developing and managing large websites, including
managing stakeholders’ expectations, and producing ADA-compliant
* Experience teaching the use of platforms like Drupal, Omeka, or Wordpress.
* Experience digitizing and editing images, text, video, audio, and
other formats and delivering them on the web.
* Experience in an academic library setting.
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation
allowance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on
Jobs@Temple, and reference TU-15996. For full consideration, please
submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover
letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.
Delphine Khanna, Head of Digital Library Initiatives
Temple University Library (http://library.temple.edu)
Samuel L. Paley Library, Room 113, 1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: 215-204-4768 | Fax: 215-204-5201 | Email: [log in to unmask]