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Job: Digital Projects Librarian at University of Alabama

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Digital Projects Librarian
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, dynamic, and service-
oriented professional for the position of Digital Projects Librarian.
Reporting to the Head of Web Services, this position is primarily responsible
for development, implementation, and project management of technology projects
in a collaborative environment, as well as supporting the development and
management of the UA Libraries various web interfaces. This position will also
act as primary administrator for LibApps and similar cloud-based library
application suites.

  
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  
Reporting to the head of Web Services, the Digital Projects Librarian will
manage and extend the University Libraries services by planning and
implementing a variety of projects for internal and external audiences. The
position will also integrate, manage, and extend various software platforms
and web-based tools using LAMP technology skills and web programming languages
such as PHP, CSS, and JavaScript. S/he will support tools
such as the University Libraries web site and intranet, will work with an
institutional repository instance and digital archives website, and will work
with the LibApps suite of library tools. Will modify, implement and create
widgets and small applications for learning tools and other interfaces and
APIs. The librarian will interact with a wide range of individuals with
differing technological abilities and will be expected to successfully
collaborate across departments. The librarian will maintain a knowledge of
current best practices in security for web tools, and library privacy
concerns. The librarian will work to identify promising new technologies that
can impact services and generate a better user experience. The librarian will
be expected to have some participation in usability and user experience
studies.

  
Department Information

  
The Web Services Unit is part of the University Libraries Office of Library
Technology and is responsible for web applications, web sites, content, and
services that comprise the University Libraries web presence. Among its
duties, Web Services manages the University Libraries discovery service
application, multiple instances of the WordPress CMS, WordPress Blogs, the
LibApp suite of library tools, and Omeka as well as other tools, along with
usability and accessibility efforts.

  
Duties

  
  
Administrate the UA suite of the LibApps tools (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers,
etc.); responsible for implementation of existing guidelines and maintaining
continuity of look, feel and action;

  
Works as part of team that is responsible for management and extension of the
University Libraries various web-based applications and tools (such as
Wordpress as a CMS and other CMS frameworks, Wordpress Blogs, custom apps
using an Angular JS framework and Bootstrap, Omeka, Drupal);

  
General, project-based web development and UX implementation within the
framework of our web site, intranet and student portal;

  
Responsible for creating, modifying and implementing learning-tool solutions,
such as Blackboard Learn widgets;

  
Evaluate the use and effectiveness of web applications and other technological
services using analytics, usability studies, and other methods;

  
Work to identify and assist in implementing and evaluating promising emerging
technologies and social media tools;

  
Provide technical expertise for the use of social media applications and
tools;

  
Other duties as assigned.

  
  
Required qualifications

  
  
Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited
program or advanced degree in Instructional Technology or comparable field
from an accredited institution;

  
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects;

  
Demonstrated experience working on digital library projects;

  
Experience administering CMS-type tools and an understanding of web
programming work;

  
  
  
Familiarity with the Linux and/or Unix command-line;

  
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and the
ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff.

  
  
  
  
Preferred Qualifications

  
  
One year of experience working in an academic library on large digital
projects - either implementation or programming/developing, or both.

  
Demonstrable experience creating course and/or subject guides via LibGuides or
a comparable application;

  
Experience developing for libraries using current best practices in writing
and implementation of multiple scripting or programing languages;

  
Experience with automated development repository environments using Grunt,
Bower, GitHub, etc.

  
Experience with an Open Source content management systems such as WordPress;

  
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a large and complex
environment;

  
  
  
Familiarity with project management and team productivity tools such as Asana,
Trello, and Slack;

  
Knowledge of XML and library metadata standards ;

  
Knowledge of scripting languages such as XSLT, JavaScript, Python, Perl, and
PHP;

  
Familiarity with responsive design methodologies and best practices;

  
Familiarity with agile-design practices;

  
Knowledge of graphic design and image editing software.

  
  
Environment:

  
The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's
flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level
institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top
50 public universities in the United States, and its School of Library and
Information Studies is ranked in the top 15 library schools in the country. UA
has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright
Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150
in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new
leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning
process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate
education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a
vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an
innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life.
Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the
beautiful Gulf Coast.

  
The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad
spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled
persons, are especially encouraged to apply. The University Libraries homepage
may be accessed at http://libraries.ua.edu

  
Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment
background investigation.

  
SALARY/BENEFITS: This will be a non-tenure track 12-month renewable
appointment for up to three year cycles at the Assistant Professor rank based
on performance, funding, and the needs of the University Libraries. Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent
benefits, including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

  
To Apply:

  
Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A letter
of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of three professional references, including current
supervisor, should accompany the application.

  
Open until filled. Applications received by July 31, 2016 will receive first
consideration.

  
THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

  


Requirements

  
Required qualifications

  
  
Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited
program or advanced degree in Instructional Technology or comparable field
from an accredited institution;

  
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects;

  
Demonstrated experience working on digital library projects;

  
Experience administering CMS-type tools and an understanding of web
programming work;

  
  
  
Familiarity with the Linux and/or Unix command-line;

  
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and the
ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff.



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