Assistant Manager for Library Web Services

New York City
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Created: September 20, 2013


The primary responsibility of the web services manager is application design and interface development for the university library’s web applications and services. Reporting to the Library Systems Manager, this position collaborates with library, IT and other staff to plan, implement and manage a smooth, streamlined user experience of web-based library services.

The following duties will be performed by this position:
- Maintains and upgrades Drupal content management system. Design, code, and implement custom solutions to extend the functionality of Drupal platform and other library applications.
- Actively develops search applications across a variety of locally-hosted and cloud-based services
- Utilizes best practices in information architecture, user-centric design methodology, and usability principles to create an effective user experience.
- Participates in designing and evaluating user-testing of various library web applications across a variety of platforms and devices, including mobile and tablet platforms.
- Coordinates with the Director for Reference and Instruction to create instructional media used in subject pathfinders and remote/online bibliographic instruction
- Ongoing security updates/patches and maintenance of web-service software
- Other web and systems duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
- In-depth knowledge of Drupal site-building, theming, and coding modules. Demonstrated ability to create and adapt custom Drupal modules.
- Experience with Apache, PHP, Solr, MySQL.
- Proficiency with standard web development utilizing HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies.
- Familiarity with integrated library systems.
- Experience utilizing CSS, JavaScript, and XHTML to develop accessible, media-rich websites
- Working knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: RUBY or PERL preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- Knowledge or demonstrated interest in current trends and development in metadata standards. Working knowledge of metadata formats- especially MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, VRA Core as well as data transformation strategies through the use of XML/ XSLT.
- Familiarity with relational database platforms, (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server or Oracle 11g)

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