Digital Library Developer

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Created: June 20, 2012


The George Mason University Libraries seeks a Digital Library Developer to join our research and development oriented Digital Programs and Systems division as we continue building new ways to deliver library content and services.

Duties include: Anticipating and investigating trends in digital library technology so we can respond quickly to new opportunities; and, providing primary support for new initiatives in resource discovery, digital preservation, knowledge management and scholarly communication. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in computer science (software engineering/information systems concentration) or ALA-accredited information science focused MLIS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent. Ability to work independently on technology implementation projects; excellent analytical skills to support problem-solving and systems analysis; ability to handle multiple, simultaneous priorities; progressively responsible software adaptation or development work experience, and demonstrable competence with Web development tools and technologies. If appointed as Librarian with rank, ability to meet requirements for reappointment and promotion under Librarians Handbook.

PREFERRED: Experience with at least one of the following technologies: SOLR/Lucene; Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) to include servlets and JSP with Tomcat or similar technologies; LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python); and experience with XML and related technologies (particularly XPATH and XSLT). Technology-related experience in an academic research library setting.

APPOINTMENT AND BENEFITS: 12-month Professional Faculty appointment. Excellent benefits: many health plan options and fully paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self; and relocation assistance.

George Mason University Libraries is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and serves as the administrative site for the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). For more information, please visit or

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