Information Delivery Service Project Creative Technologist

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Created: March 4, 2014


The State University of New York at Geneseo, Milne Library, invites applications for a Creative Technologist working for the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project. The IDS Project is a resource-sharing cooperative within New York State whose members include public and private academic libraries, the New York Public Library, and the New York State Library. The major goal of the project is to implement and evaluate innovative resource-sharing strategies, policies and procedures that will optimize mutual access to the information resources of all IDS Project libraries. For more information please visit This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the IDS Project, the Creative Technologist is responsible for developing new software (using Visual Basic, .NET Framework, Lua, HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, and SQL) and maintaining current systems (ALIAS, GIST, IDS Search, IDS Logic, IDS Press, and ILLiad addons) to support the mission of the IDS Project.

The Creative Technologist is a key position for the development and management of IDS Project products and services. This individual will conduct research and analyze the usage and effectiveness of various IDS services, including library resource sharing strategies, search engine and web site development, commercial carrier delivery to libraries throughout NYS, and will supervise student employees and projects, such as marketing the IDS Project.

This position provides logistical support and management for the IDS Project Press, library publishing and open access projects, supporting regional user group meetings, as well as planning and implementation of the IDS Project Online Learning Institute. The Creative Technologist is also a member of Milne's publishing team and will build shared open access publishing services that utilize digital library systems and publishing platforms. This individual will work collaboratively with others to plan, develop and implement systems that meet the requirements of the IDS Project initiatives; provide technical support to the IDS Project user groups, mentors and technology development team.

Required Qualifications: - Masters of Library Science; or Bachelors & 2 years experience in Library IT - Minimum of two years of experience in web development, graphics design & programming - In-depth knowledge & experience in web design & creation, including demonstrable abilities with HTML5, CSS3, XML/XSLT, Visual Basic/ASP.NET & Javascript - Strong commitment to customer service - Excellent interpersonal, oral & written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: - Experience with MS SQL & other databases - Project management - Lua & ILLiad addon development - Human-Computer Interaction & usability testing - Work with software development teams & development cycles - Demonstrated willingness & ability to collaborate & share expertise

To apply, visit and submit an on-line professional application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. For full consideration apply by March 12, 2014. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2014.

The College strives to provide a diverse learning environment in which to prepare students for an increasingly multicultural society and interconnected world. For further information about the college, please see our home page at:

-- ____________________________________ Mark Sullivan Executive Director IDS Project Milne Library 1 College Circle SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, NY 14454 (585) 245-5172

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Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 15:18 UTC

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