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Job: Systems Librarian at University of Texas at Arlington

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Earliest Start Date: Immediately

Position Duration: Terminates on unknown date

Monthly salary: $3,333+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week: 40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 700PM

Location: Arlington, TX

Hiring department: Library http://www.uta.edu/library/

  
Purpose of Position: This position is part of a 2 year fellowship program. The
Systems Librarian (Web and Digital Initiatives) is responsible for the
technical leadership, management and development of UT Arlington Libraries,
portfolio of websites, digital collections, web applications and other
innovative digital initiatives.

  
Essential Functions: Provide vision and leadership in designing, developing
and supporting the Libraries, main website and integrating it with the larger
library web presence which includes discovery tools, digital collections,
electronic resources and other web services; Write advanced web authoring code
and develop databases that dynamically deliver content for the Libraries
multiple websites and digital collections; Incorporate appropriate
technologies that maintain, refine and enhance existing web services. Evaluate
web services and resources through a variety of assessment methods; Identify,
develop and implement new web applications and tools, particularly for mobile
environments; Ensure that current and new web services and applications meet
the needs of targeted user groups, such as distance education students, on-
site patrons, faculty members, and library staff. Gather and document business
and user requirements and conduct process analysis to create functional and
technical specifications to create web services and applications that meet the
needs of user community; Develop functional prototypes for new digital library
initiatives that emphasize performance, sustainability and usability.
Anticipates future trends in emerging digital technologies and maintains
awareness of and engagement with trends, best practices, and developments in
open source, website and mobile technologies. Actively explore new and
emerging technologies, recommending and implementing best practices for an
academic library environment. Advise both the Digital Program Committee and
the Web Advisory Committee as required. Provide second level technical support
to resolve issues relating to the Libraries main website, digital collections,
web applications and other web services. Serves as the primary contact for
developing, maintaining and troubleshooting structured data forms and workflow
in Cascade Server and contacting the Office of Information Technology with
unresolvable issues. Works closely with: Digital Library Services; Library
Systems in administering the Libraries web servers and the MySQL and the
database platform; the Office of Information Technology who provide systems
administration, support and access to the University's Content Management
System, Cascade Server. Collaborates with the Libraries Leadership Team,
Digital Program Committee, Special Collections, the University Archivist and
other UT Arlington Library staff and campus personnel to maximize access to
and use of the Libraries digital collections and other web services through
creative web design that improves the users discovery experience, as well as
working on the assessment and usability of the Libraries websites, digital
collections and other web services. Attends and presents at professional
meetings and conferences related to web and digital initiatives.

  
Marginal/Incidental functions: Provides professional support in the Digital
Media Studio as roistered; Initiate and maintain positive communication and
collaborative opportunities with colleagues locally and throughout the
country; Other functions as assigned.

  
Required qualifications: Recent graduate from a ALA-accredited master's degree
in library or information science. Experience in designing, developing, and
supporting web sites. Experience in writing advanced web authoring code (XML,
XSLT, SQL, PHP, (X)HTML, CSS, Java/JSP and JavaScript). Experience in
relational database design, development and administration (MS Access and
MySQL) Experience with or knowledge of project management/coordination.
Familiarity of working in a UNIX operating environment. Familiarity with
mobile web development and/or responsive web design. Demonstrated flexibility,
collegiality and initiative. Strong technical leadership skills. Strong
commitment to user-centered services and service excellence. Strong analytical
and problem-solving skills. Superior oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet goals
within tight time-frames. Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and
collaborate effectively with a wide range of colleagues, faculty and students.

  
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in working in an academic Library or an
academic environment. Experience with a content management system (CMS),
Cascade Server preferred. Knowledge of user interface design and usability
testing. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in open source, website and
mobile technologies. Applicants must include in their online resume the
following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed
(from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2)
Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major,
graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated.

  
Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use
of a keyboard at a workstation. Climbing of stairs. Lifting and moving. Use of
high-end personal workstations and standard office equipment is required. The
DLS team is located in the basement of the Central Library. Criminal
background check conducted.

  
Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/hr/careers/. If you need
Internet access, UT Arlington has a computer lab available to applicants at
1225 West Mitchell Street, #101, Arlington, TX 76019 (Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to
4:30PM). For questions and assistance, please call 817-272-3461. This job may
close at any time. UT Arlington is an EO/AA employer.



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