Web Program Director


The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Web Program Director to provide leadership and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of the University of Chicago Library’s web presence. 


As a center of intense intellectual inquiry, the University of Chicago Library shares with the University of Chicago the aspiration to be the most dynamic research and learning environment in the world.   The Library is the home of one of the largest and richest research collections, with resources at six library sites on the Hyde Park campus. For information on the Library’s collections and services, please visit the Library’s Web site at:


Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library’s web sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of information, services, and resources available through the Library.


Working in a decentralized environment, the Director will provide leadership and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library’s vision and goals, and ensures integration with the University’s web sites and programs. 


This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving the experience of the library researcher.  Partnering with Library staff, the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services and play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web presence.


The position reports to the Co-director of the Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), a department that provides leadership, focus, strategic direction, and expertise for the Library's digital library program and initiatives. The position is responsible for supervising the Web Administrator and will project-manage other DLDC and Library staff as required by particular initiatives. The position chairs advisory committee(s) that inform the development of the Library’s web presence and will serve as a Library representative on the Accessibility Group.


The successful candidate is expected to combine a thorough understanding of library user needs and behaviors with technical experience in information design and “Library 2.0” technologies.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:   Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience.  Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.


Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by May 31will be assured consideration.


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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.