Assistant Professor, Web Services Librarian - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809254)

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Detailed Job Description

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the University Libraries’ web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible, accurate, timely, and appropriate.


THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES
Web Services Librarian

Responsibilities:
The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the University Libraries’ web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible, accurate, timely, and appropriate.

The Web Services Librarian primary duties:
• Serve as the primary manager and point of contact for the University Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) application and be responsible for coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing, and implementing enhancements.
• Work with other members of the Web Services Department in the management of our WordPress installations (blogs, library web site, etc.) and other applicable content management systems.
• Help manage additional web applications and tools that enhance access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, further the Web Services Department’s activities, and facilitate the work of library employees, students, faculty, and staff.
• Engage in development and management work with Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka.
• Engage in design activity using Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or similar applications.
• Assist in web development using HTML, CSS and various JavaScript libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery) as well as PHP and MySQL.
• Maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.

Qualifications:
Required: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Instructional Technology, Information Systems, etc.).

The Web Services Librarian position also requires:
• Some experience working with discovery applications, content management systems, and database-driven web sites and applications.
• Demonstrable general web design & development experience using HTML 5 and CSS.
• Some experience or familiarity with front-end development libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.) and techniques (AJAX fetching and JSON data arrays).
• Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or similar web application frameworks.
• Knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web.
• Knowledge of responsive web design.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies.
• Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent problem solving skills are a must.

Preferred:
• Experience with the EBSCO Discovery Service or other library discovery system(s).
• One-year experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
• Knowledge of current web accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.0+) standards and how these standards affect web design and patron access.
• Demonstrable experience with WordPress development and design (APIs, management, theming, etc.).
• Knowledge of HTTP and other communication protocols.
• Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends, general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library technology.
• Working knowledge of XML.
• Familiarity with Unix/Linux variant server environments.

Environment:
The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a growing community with a population of 80,000 residents, approximately 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, traditions, and Natural History Museum and unique geographical location. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000 FTE and the university enjoys a positive fiscal climate. The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, the Associate of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HATHI Trust, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, Gorgas Library serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:
Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, need, and funding). Non-tenure track faculty hold faculty rank. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.

To Apply:
Please apply online at www.jobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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