NC LIVE Web & User Experience Development Librarian

Vacancy Announcement

NC LIVE seeks candidates with a passion for helping people find, use, and
create information that improves their communities and their lives through
digital library collections and services. We need your
enthusiasm, ideas, and unique skills to expand the digital possibilities of
the state's academic and public libraries. If you are
looking to join an organization with a track record of success that will use
your ideas to help build the next generation of libraries in North Carolina,
come join us at NC LIVE.

Known for its leadership in collaborative online library success, NC LIVE
seeks an innovative, curious, and flexible colleague to join a seven-member
team of librarians and information technology professionals serving the state
from NCSU Libraries on the campus of NC State University.
This newly-created position reports to the NC LIVE Executive


The Web/UXD Librarian will have primary responsibility to design, develop, and
maintain the web and mobile interfaces of NC LIVE's digital library services
and collections.

Web and Application Development

Provide hands on leadership and vision in the development, support,
integration, and administration of NC LIVE's digital library websites,
portals, and discovery systems

Conduct ongoing research into the development of new digital library interface
capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends

Partner with member library staff to maximize access to and use of NC LIVE's
digital collections through creative web design that improves the patron's
discovery experience

Provide frontline support for digital library services through NC LIVE's
content management systems and library relations systems

Participate in consortial planning, by serving on committees, taskforces, and

Member Relations and Outreach Support

Track and identify trends in use and user behavior to assist colleagues in
building orientation, awareness, and training initiatives for member libraries

Provide digital library consulting services to member libraries

Build relationships with member librarians and digital library service vendors
to ensure the best match of service to organizational needs



ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent degree in library or information science

Relevant experience, including design and development of digital applications
library services in an public, academic, or special library environment

Knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development
technologies as they contribute to digital library services and user
experience of students, library patrons, or researchers

Demonstrated commitment to creative, high-quality digital library services

Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Knowledge of data standards prevalent in libraries

Relevant customer service experience in a library, educational institution, or
other knowledge-based organization

Ability to work and excel in both individual and team environments

Valid driver's license


Previous digital library development experience in a library, educational
institution, or other knowledge-based organization

Experience with search engine technologies in a library or university

Experience addressing usability issues and with user-centered design in
library environments

Demonstrated experience retrieving data from open web API's

Overview of NC LIVE

NC LIVE is North Carolina's statewide online library service. Founded in 1997
by representatives from the NC Community Colleges, the NC Independent Colleges
and Universities, the NC Public Library Directors Association, the University
of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina, NC LIVE serves
nearly 200 member libraries across North Carolina, and is dedicated to helping
its member libraries provide North Carolinians with resources that support
education, enhance statewide economic development, and increase quality of

Designed for at-home use, NC LIVE eBooks, magazines, newspapers, journals,
media, and other online materials are available from any Internet connection
via library websites, and through

NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics
ranging from careers, business, and investing, to auto repair, health,
history, and genealogy. NC LIVE resources are available to all North
Carolinians through their local public, community college, or academic
library. More information about NC LIVE can be found at:

Salary and Benefits

Salary is very competitive, commensurate with education and experience.
Position is non-tenure track faculty at the rank of Librarian. Benefits
include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC comprehensive major
medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options.
Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and
legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The
University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is
available at

Application process and schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until a
suitable candidate is identified. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon
as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite
candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Applicants must apply
through the NC State University online employment website at Search by position number 00102614, complete
application, and attach cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of four current, professional references.

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual

Final candidates for employment are subject to criminal & sex offender
background checks. A previous criminal conviction does not
automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration for employment.
However, failure to provide complete & accurate information will be considered
"falsification" and applicants will be removed from consideration.

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