Software Development Librarian I/II

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Created: March 20, 2015


Software Development Librarian I/II

Wayne State University, Discovery Services seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Software Development Librarian I/II.  Located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, Wayne State University is a Carnegie I research university that enrolls more than 32,000 students.

Position Description:  The Software Development Librarian I/II position works in the Discovery Services Unit under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director for Discovery and Innovation.  This individual will collaborate with a wide range of library units to develop the next generation of fully integrated and engaging online library experiences.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA- accredited library school.  Experience with programming with Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby, MySQL, shell scripting, etc.  Experience with UNIX/Linux/OSX operating systems and the LAMP environment.  Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with no-SQL database technology such as Lucene/Solr or Hadoop.  Experience working with Android and/or iOS application development.  Knowledge of Agile development methodologies.  Experience with version control applications such as Git.

Experience developing in the library environment.

Application Procedure: Nominations or questions regarding this position may be directed via email to Elliot Polak, Assistant Library Director, Discovery and Innovation Unit, at For consideration, please submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including contact information for at least 3 professional references to posting #040890 on Wayne State University’s ONLINE HIRING SYSTEM at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, which complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative actions.  Wayne State University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Published: Friday, March 20, 2015 16:24 UTC

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