Category: Academic Affairs
Department: Belk Library and Information Commons
The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks an innovative,
self-directed Web Librarian to provide leadership in the implementation and
maintenance of the Library's web presence. This is an excellent opportunity to
work in a collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic environment. The ideal
candidate will be a catalyst for identifying and advancing the use of emerging
Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of western
North Carolina. The University is committed to promoting sustainability and
creating global connections. The University Libraries enjoys the dynamic
leadership of a new Dean of Libraries and offers an excellent opportunity to
work in a collaborative, energetic, and enthusiastic environment.
Library personnel work in a collegial team-based environment, are members of
the University faculty, participate in the Library's instruction program, and
engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. The Library
offers strong support for professional development activities, including
publishing, presenting, and attending conferences and workshops.
The University Libraries particularly encourages applications from candidates
who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a
demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students
from populations underrepresented at Appalachian State University.
The Web Librarian serves as the point of contact for website development and
support. As a member of the Technology Services Team, the successful candidate
Oversee website issues, including accessibility, website policy and technical
Provide advice, training, and support for library personnel involved in web
Improve the user experience to streamline access to services and resources;
Develop the library's mobile web presence.
Coordinate ongoing assessment of the website, including usability studies.
Supervise one or more staff or students.
ALA-accredited master's degree.
Experience producing and customizing a quality, ADA-compliant website within a
Content Management System.
Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Drupal site-building experience.
Aptitude for graphic design and layout.
Knowledge of effective approaches for the assessment of the Library's web
Demonstrated ability to support mobile versions of library resources.
Ability to use Linux command line and familiarity with web server environment.
Second advanced degree.
Life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations at
This is a twelve-month, tenure track position and may be filled at the
Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor rank. Rank as an
Assistant or Associate Professor and continued employment beyond the
Instructor term requires an advanced degree in addition to the ALA-accredited
master's degree. Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications
and experience. Information about tenure, promotion, and other faculty
responsibilities is found in the University Faculty Handbook
Appalachian State University is a constituent institution of the seventeen-
campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina,
the University has over 17,000 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's
programs. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety
of distance education programs. Belk Library and Information Commons is a
beautifully designed and popular facility with over one million visits per
year. It shares a catalog and some services with UNC-Asheville and Western
Carolina University as part of the Western North Carolina Library Network
(WNCLN). Additional information about the Library, the University, and the
surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu and
Appalachian State University routinely shows up in magazine rankings for
"Green Colleges," "Coolest Schools," and similar qualities, along with U.S.
News & World Report rankings. The University is especially proud of its ninth-
place ranking on the Washington Monthly's "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings
2013, which includes variables such as low net cost, better than expected
graduation rate, and low default rate for graduates.
Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. Send a complete application comprised of (1) a
cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a full
C.V. including education and relevant experience, and (3) the name, address,
email, and telephone number of three to five references who are knowledgeable
about your qualifications for this position to: Sherrye Perry, Attn: Web
Librarian Search Committee, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College
Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to
Sherrye Perry at [log in to unmask] with the subject line: Web Librarian
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of
diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments
that are free of all forms of discrimination.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application
process by contacting Cynthia Harbeson, Search Committee Chair
([log in to unmask]). Any offer of employment to a successful candidate
will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal
background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the
applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
For more information, please visit http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment.
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