Web Services Librarian

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Created: September 18, 2014


The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the design and implementation of an improved Library web presence that enhances the Library’s role in supporting academic research and resource discovery.  

The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered leadership for the UIC Library’s web presence. The web presence includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs & Services department within the Information Technology Division. This is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship expectations.

The Web Services Librarian:
  • leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's web presence
  • promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes effective and current usability, accessibility, and technical standards for use across the Library's web presence
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes the use of the UIC Library's web style guide, web presence policies, branding guidelines, and standard user interaction patterns across the Library's web presence
  • coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible
  • ensures that effective training is provided to authors of Library web content
  • convenes meetings of the Web Advisory Group (WAG) on a regular basis and serves as chair of the WAG
  • provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the Library's web presence
  • leads regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the Library's web presence
  • represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger University community
  • coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence problems and bug reports

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e., compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)
  • Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations
  • user experience / interface / interaction design
  • web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into future system iterations
  • information architecture
  • leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites

Demonstrated skill and experience in two or more of the following areas:
  • front-end frameworks or libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.
  • scripting languages (e.g., Python; PHP; Ruby; etc.)
  • using web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or AngularJS
  • building websites using responsive design techniques
  • use of code repositories and tools (e.g., BitBucket; github; git; redmine; etc.)
  • systems integration techniques (e.g., API, web services)
  • database design / data modeling
  • test-driven development
  • software development project management
  • software development methodologies (e.g., agile; Scrum; waterfall, etc.)
  • AJAX
  • Linux, LAMP and variant environments
  • delivery of multimedia content in accessible formats
  • graphic design for the web
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3
  • Two years experience leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites in an academic library or research library
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer science, information science, interaction design, etc.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Programming and software development experience using object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, Python)

For fullest consideration apply by October 3, 2014; position closes on October 17, 2014.

For more job details and to apply: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45415

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