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*THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES*
*Web Services Librarian*
The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative
applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team
environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of
Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system
application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the
University Libraries’ web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also
work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible,
accurate, timely, and appropriate.
The Web Services Librarian primary duties:
- Serve as the primary manager and point of contact for the University
Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) application and be responsible for
coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing, and
- Work with other members of the Web Services Department in the
management of our WordPress installations (blogs, library web site, etc.)
and other applicable content management systems.
- Help manage additional web applications and tools that enhance access
to collections for University of Alabama patrons, further the Web Services
Department’s activities, and facilitate the work of library employees,
students, faculty, and staff.
- Engage in development and management work with Drupal, WordPress, and
- Engage in design activity using Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or
libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery) as well as PHP and MySQL.
- Maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and
solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.
*Required*: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited
institution or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Instructional
Technology, Information Systems, etc.).
The Web Services Librarian position also requires:
- Some experience working with discovery applications, content
management systems, and database-driven web sites and applications.
- Demonstrable general web design & development experience using HTML 5
- Some experience or familiarity with front-end development libraries
(Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.) and techniques (AJAX fetching and JSON data
- Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or similar web application frameworks.
- Knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and
writing content for the web.
- Knowledge of responsive web design.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
· Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies.
- Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent
problem solving skills are a must.
- Experience with the EBSCO Discovery Service or other library discovery
- One-year experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
- Knowledge of current web accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.0+) standards and
how these standards affect web design and patron access.
- Demonstrable experience with WordPress development and design (APIs,
management, theming, etc.).
- Knowledge of HTTP and other communication protocols.
- Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends,
general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library
- Working knowledge of XML.
- Familiarity with Unix/Linux variant server environments.
The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a growing community
with a population of 80,000 residents, approximately 45 minutes southwest
of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture,
traditions, and Natural History Museum and unique geographical location.
Current enrollment is approximately 36,000 FTE and the university enjoys a
positive fiscal climate. The community and surrounding area offer a broad
range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries
maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center
for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS,
the Associate of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HATHI Trust, and the
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. As a U.S. Government Documents
Regional Depository, Gorgas Library serves Alabama libraries and the
public. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at *http://www.lib.ua.edu*
Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment of up to
three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review,
need, and funding). Non-tenure track faculty hold faculty rank. Competitive
salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.
Please apply online at *www.jobs.ua.edu* <http://www.jobs.ua.edu/>. A
letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of three references should be included.
Position open until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will
receive full consideration.
*THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION