Web Architect Librarian
Texas Tech University
Position Class Title: Assistant Librarian
Extended Job Title: Web Architect Librarian
Job Category: Assistant Librarian - Web Architect Librarian
Position Number: T94123
This position is responsible for the development of website standards and best
practices for the library web presence. The person also
participates in providing access to library materials acquired by the
University Libraries and contributes to the development of departmental
policies and procedures. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly
pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech
Library's standards for promotion and tenure.
• Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library
staff. Disseminates information that is clear to all levels
of library staff in the form of email updates, attendance at staff meetings
and other appropriate means.
• Works closely with the supervisor, appropriate teams and departments to
establish and refine associated policies, procedures, and workflows.
• Investigates, evaluates, and recommends systems and standards for the
website. Leads the ongoing development of website standards
and best practices. Provides recommendations on the
implementation of new web services and systems. Tracks
developments of library website standards and facilitates access to resources
through website development.
• Implements suitable web standards. Ensures quality,
consistency, and ease of access to all library website supported systems and
• Assists in setting policies, priorities and practices for the library
website and how systems are integrated.
• Coordinate with others who are doing research on the website or are looking
to use web statistics as assessment tools.
• Provides training in the area of web content creation and management and
• Participates in the development, design, deployment and support of web
• Participates in the development and implementation of library policies and
procedures, project planning and staff training as needed.
• Stays abreast of current developments in library issues through active
participation in professional organizations and workshops.
Monitors professional trends in assigned areas and makes recommendations in
• Serves on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned.
• Writes reports and prepares other documentation as needed.
• Assists with special projects as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA
accredited program. Preferred: Must have knowledge of website standards and
other emerging internet trends; knowledge of website implementation and
management techniques. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral
and written communication skills and training abilities. Working knowledge of
standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, MS Office
Suite, or other productivity software; the ability to work creatively,
collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently to
promote teamwork among colleagues at all levels. Strong knowledge of HTML and
CSS. Demonstrated project management and problem-solving
Familiarity with Usability practices and Accessibility standards highly
preferred as well as experience producing and customizing a quality ADA-
compliant website within a Content Management System.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally
competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic
status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission
of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of
retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental
leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University
(http://www.ttu.edu/) is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of
around 30,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs
in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and
medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of
Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The
University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 2.4 million
volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over
284,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care,
banking, and business.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please
visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: www.texastech.edu/careers/.
Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter
indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and
names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will
continue until position is filled.
Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly
encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and
veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively
encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their
research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the
academic community at Texas Tech University.
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