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


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


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”


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.


For a full description and application instructions, please visit


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