Web & User Experience Development Librarian
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 Director.
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 teams
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 environment
- 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 life.
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 www.nclive.org.
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: http://www.nclive.org/about
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 http://www7.acs.ncsu.edu/hr/benefits/.
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 https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search by position number 00102614, complete application, and attach cover letter, résumé, 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 orientation.
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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