Library Digital Services Manager

0 other recent jobs
Created: March 4, 2015


Library Digital Services Manager

We’re looking for a Library Digital Services Manager who is passionate about building solutions and solving problems. If you have an eye for code quality and efficiency, a strong work ethic, like to have fun, and you love to work with cutting-edge technologies and enjoy being challenged on a daily basis, we want you.

This position has both support and developer responsibilities -- the balance between them will evolve with the needs of the library.  In this job, you will juggle multiple projects. You will translate high-level requirements into core functionalities and craft them into clean, well-documented code. You will rely on your debugging and problem-solving skills, as you consider and incorporate feedback. You will be asked to think about the big picture and learn new skills, as the job has the potential to grow with you.

With an eagerness to learn and serve, we are a creative and energetic team that values collaboration, attention to detail, and craftsmanship. We work together to help people learn and gain access to resources, as we build the academic library of the 21st Century.

The kinds of things you'll likely do in this position:
• Work with both vendors and campus IT to support the library’s core systems – ILS and search engine/discovery layer, content management system, other library-specific applications (reserves, interlibrary loan), as well as an institutional repository.
• Automate library processes, such as sending and receiving vendor data.
• Collaborate in building and supporting thoughtful integrations with multiple university systems.
• Work both independently and with the rest of the systems team to execute both large and small-scale projects, including development, implementation, and maintenance of websites and applications from a combination of existing tools and frameworks, in a timely and efficient manner.

• Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in an area related to computer sciences or information systems or equivalent experience
• Strong SQL knowledge
• Excellent written, verbal, and conversational communication skills
• Ability to learn quickly and solve problems with creative solutions

• Write HTML, CSS (specifically Sass), and perhaps some JS to assist with the random front-end task.
• Experience with web development or technology support services in a library or academic setting supporting an ILS / LSP
• Familiarity with PHP backend development
• Manage version-controlled codebases through git, test them through continuous integration, and deploy websites to hosts.
• Test and debug issues across multiple browsers and a variety of devices.
• Have experience with dynamic data-driven websites with relevant standards and technologies such as PHP, XML/XSLT, XHTML, CSS, or JavaScript MVC frameworks
• Development experience with Drupal, including themes and modules
• Knowledge of other back-end languages/frameworks
• Knowledge of front-end JS and jQuery

A little bit about us:
St. Edward’s University is a diverse, top-rated liberal arts institution located in the dynamic, cosmopolitan tech center of Austin, Texas. The Munday Library is a sixteen-person academic library that supports the university, its mission, and serves as the intellectual heart of the university.
St. Edward’s University Library is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them learn and grow with a host of meaningful experiences and opportunities. With more than 5,000 students, St. Edward's University has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as one of “America's Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region.

How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at Please attach a letter of interest, a resume, and at least three professional references. Feel free to include links to work you have done that you would like us to see.

St. Edward’s University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.


Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 18:29 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC