Reporting to the Director of Library Technology, the lead Library Web Developer is responsible for front-end development and maintenance of the Drupal-based UGA Libraries website(www.libs.uga.edu), maintenance of several departmental websites that utilize various content management systems (such as WordPress or Omeka) or plain HTML, and supports the Lead Developer in creating, maintaining, and extending a variety of web applications and scripts to support the work of various departments within the library. This work can be collaborative, but is also self-driven, and necessitates working with stakeholders and users to develop requirements.
The Web Developer is also responsible for understanding and analyzing information systems requirements of the Libraries in order to anticipate needed enhancements. This process involves evaluating systems, making recommendations for improvement of workflows, presenting findings, and participating in development and implementation activities.
The position may be involved in after-hours support, both onsite and remotely, for the resolution of emergencies as they arise.
About the College/Unit/Department
The UGA Libraries is located on the University of Georgia’s main campus in Athens, Georgia. Its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Health Science Carnegie Library, and Repository, which receive more than three million visits per year and provide a vast array of electronic and print resources. They offer extensive hours, including 24/7 operation at the Miller Learning Center. The UGA Libraries offer distinctive, nationally significant special collections, including the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection. Information about the UGA Libraries: http://www.libs.uga.edu/ Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/.
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