Web Architect Librarian
Texas Tech University

Position Class Title Assistant Librarian

Extended Job Title Web Architect Librarian

Requisition No. 90725

Job Category Faculty

Organization B00001-Library

Position Number T94123

Position Description

To serve the information needs of library clientele in assigned subject
area(s) to include liaison, collection development, user instruction and
reference activities; must also cooperate and function as part of a team to
provide services to all library users. This is an entry-level rank assigned to
those beginning their professional careers or those, who upon their
appointment, do not meet the criteria of Associate Librarian. Work is
performed under general supervision with latitude for individual initiative
and judgment. Evaluation of employee performance is based upon accomplishment
of defined objectives.

Major/Essential Functions

This position is responsible for the development of website standards and best
practices for the library web presence. The person also participates in
providing access to library materials acquired by the University Libraries and
contributes to the development of departmental policies and procedures. The
incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other
professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library's standards for
promotion and tenure.

• Maintains excellent written and oral communication with library staff.
Disseminates information that is clear to all levels of library staff in the
form of email updates, attendance at staff meetings and other appropriate

• Works closely with the supervisor, appropriate teams and departments to
establish and refine associated policies, procedures, and workflows.

• Investigates, evaluates, and recommends systems and standards for the
website. Leads the ongoing development of website standards and best
practices. Provides recommendations on the implementation of new web services
and systems. Tracks developments of library website standards and facilitates
access to resources through website development.

• Implements suitable web standards. Ensures quality, consistency, and ease of
access to all library website supported systems and information.

• Assists in setting policies, priorities and practices for the library
website and how systems are integrated.

• Coordinate with others who are doing research on the website or are looking
to use web statistics as assessment tools.

• Provides training in the area of web content creation and management and
user experience.

• Participates in the development, design, deployment and support of web

• Participates in the development and implementation of library policies and
procedures, project planning and staff training as needed.

• Stays abreast of current developments in library issues through active
participation in professional organizations and workshops. Monitors
professional trends in assigned areas and makes recommendations in these

Occasional Duties

• Serves on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned.

• Writes reports and prepares other documentation as needed.

• Assists with special projects as needed.


Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. This
position will be classified as Security Sensitive and require a criminal
background check if selected for employment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Must have knowledge of website standards and other emerging internet trends;
knowledge of website implementation and management techniques. Strong
interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication
skills and training abilities.

• Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft
Outlook, MS Office Suite, or other productivity software; the ability to work
creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and
independently to promote teamwork among colleagues at all levels.

• Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS.

• Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills.

• Programming experience with PHP, JavaScript, XML, and /or XSLT.

• Familiarity with Usability practices and Accessibility standards highly
preferred as well as experience producing and customizing a quality ADA-
compliant website within a Content Management System.

Security Sensitive? Yes

Security Level (TTU only) Level I

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis Monthly (Exempt)

Job Type Full Time Tenure Track

Campus/Unit Texas Tech University

Work Location Lubbock

Zip Code 79409

Job Open Date 02/20/2014

Job Close Date

Is this a reposting? No

Funding Source (FOAP) 16B001-B00001-6A1906-400

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide the following to accompany your online application:

• Curriculum Vitae

• Cover Letter

• Professional References

Additional Information for Internal Use Only

Required ten (10) day posting ends 03/05/2014. Posting can be removed from web
site at the end of the business day. Additionally, your posting will be closed
after 90 days on 05/19/2014, unless otherwise requested. When ready to close
the posting, please contact HR Talent Acquisition at 742-3851 or email
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EEO Statement

The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity
Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin,
religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or
Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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