Digital Technologies Development Librarian
North Carolina State University

The [NCSU Libraries]( invites applications and
nominations for the position of [Digital Technologies Development
Librarian]( in the [Digital Library
Initiatives]( department. Digital Library
Initiatives develops and delivers an information environment that
significantly advances end-user resource discovery and use of library
services. As a member of the Digital Services Development group, the Digital
Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team
that advances library services through applied research and application
development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements
gathering to deployment. The Digital Services Development group has produced a
number of unique and widely used systems to improve our service to library
users, including the [Suma]( space
assessment toolkit, the [lentil](
huntlibrary) photographic social media archival collecting system, the [Quick
Search]( bento-box style single
search system, and the [WolfWalk](
geo-enhanced mobile guide to the history of NCSU. This group is currently
developing new projects in areas including library service and resource
discovery, assessment and analytics, data visualization, social media
archives, research services, and application virtualization. The Digital
Library Initiatives department maintains a culture of collaboration, with a
focus on supporting each other's professional growth and providing
opportunities for mentorship.

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian provides technical leadership
and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In
close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the
Libraries, she or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for
new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team
settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an
iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes performance,
sustainability, and usability. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian
maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and
collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain
supporting infrastructure. She or he participates in library planning, serves
on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are
expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the
field. Reports to the Lead Librarian, Digital Services Development.

**Required qualifications**  

  * ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree
  * Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
  * Database development skills with systems such as MySQL and Solr
  * Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  * Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
  * Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
**Preferred qualifications**  

  * Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
  * Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  * Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decision making
  * Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
  * Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
  * Experience working in an academic library
More information:

NC State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and
interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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