The libraries of The Catholic University of America have as their purpose to support and enrich the instructional, research, and service programs of the university. Electronic Resources and Services is responsible for providing the technology and resources necessary for quality instruction and research, acquisition of electronic resources, organizing and maintaining the access to the electronic resources, creating and managing the local digital resources, and developing and overseeing the libraries public and staff Websites.
This positon supports the delivery of library services and discovery of library collections by developing, managing, and supporting the Libraries’ specialized websites, digital collections, online exhibits, discovery systems, and other digital initiatives. Provide technical and operational support for web services in the University Libraries and participate in training and support of staff and users.
Develop, code, test, and debug web applications, tools and services (new and existing); create integration with vendor-based APIs and web services; produce and update technical documentation; research and utilize emerging web technologies, principles, and standards, and identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services; participate in the strategic planning for the Libraries’ website and the initiatives and priorities of the library systems. Collect and analyze user behavior data and conduct user testing to inform design decisions. Support the administration of library information systems by performing hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting for library computer systems. Participate as a professional member in the University Library system with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications. Assist in training staff in the use of library computer and network systems.
A Master's Degree American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSIS or recognized equivalent. Experience developing applications for libraries; familiarity with Unix/Linux environments. Two years’ experience in libraries preferred.
● One (1) year demonstrated experience in web design and development with HTML, CSS and web design principles.
● One (1) year knowledge and experience with database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, and the SQL language).
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