Web Librarian, Texas Tech University Libraries, Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University Libraries
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
TITLE: Assistant Librarian - Web Librarian
The Web Librarian is responsible for the ongoing design, development, and
evaluation of the Texas Tech University Libraries web
presence. This tenure-track position works closely with
library staff and university communities to ensure delivery of web services
and online resources. The Web Librarian provides expertise
on web technologies to library faculty and staff as well as contributes to the
development of policies and procedures.
• Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library
staff. Disseminates information about the library website
and planned changes in a manner that is clear to all levels of library staff
in the form of email updates, attendance at staff meetings and other
• Works closely with the supervisor, appropriate teams and departments to
establish and refine associated policies, procedures, and workflows.
• Implements suitable web standards. Ensures quality,
consistency, and ease of access to all library website supported systems and
• Provide organization and ongoing maintenance for the University Libraries'
• Conduct usability studies to determine if web services and applications are
meeting the needs of our user groups.
• Assist with the creation and oversight of web policies and standards.
• Assemble, distribute and evaluate site analytics.
• Collaborate with library staff to create and implement web-based library
• Work with all aspects of our content management system including content
editing, updates and eventually development and deployment.
• Lead project teams as needed to complete web service initiatives.
• Create and maintain technical and project management documentation.
• Provides training in the area of web content creation and management and
• As a faculty member, the Web Librarian is responsible for scholarly
publishing and active professional service in accordance with Texas Tech
University Libraries' standards for promotion and tenure.
• Serves on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS 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. 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
skills. Willingness to learn new technologies. Some experience with a web
ADA web compliance techniques. Basic understanding and familiarity with a CMS
such as Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla.
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 35,000. 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:
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. Select Faculty. 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
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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