Web Development Librarian

Full time

Created: January 16, 2014
Philadelphia
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Description

Suggest applications, software and technologies that will assist the Library in its mission related to the website.  Communicate effectively to the public service and non-technical departments about the website.  Transform web concepts into usable applications.  Help design and develop new features, functions and systems.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Web Development Manager with web development, digital services development and website planning and evaluation.
  • Manage development of new and existing web projects.  Provide oversight, orientation, assistance and support to Library staff as they develop and implement digital library services.  Recommend digital services, web site development and program content and evaluation.  Prepare narrative and statistical reports. May contact library personnel and representatives of outside organizations to promote services and assist in accomplishing program goals.
  • Programs, codes and scripts new and unique applications in appropriate languages as required.  At present this includes Coldfusion and others.  Analyzes new and existing applications for errors; tests and debugs new and existing applications.  Scripts web pages using current and required versions of HTML and other scripting and authoring web languages as required.  At present this includes XML, javascript and Cascading Stylesheet functionality.  Designs and maintains new and uses existing relational databases as required especially for the purposes of creating dynamic web pages that can be searched, browsed and act as data-input interfaces on the Library web site.
Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public library service and its relationship to the workings of the institution and the community.
  • Public speaking ability as it relates to orientation of staff and promotion of digital library services to the community.
  • Experience with web-based statistical packages an advantage.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
  • Good writing skills
  • Familiarity with website design, conventions, web-based information and content issues.
  • Knowledge of advanced web development tools desirable, especially ColdFusion, database development using Access and SQL, and scripting/authoring languages like HTML and Javascript.CGI scripting skills, Cold Fusion, PHP, ASP and a general understanding of interactive/dynamic websites an advantage.
  • Experience with relational database design and maintenance.  Especially Access and SQL products.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Project management and/or systems analysis skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of library terms, environments and OPACs.

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