Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian

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Created: September 22, 2015


 Deadline: October 9, 2015

Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for
the position of Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Library
Server and Data Management Department in the Library Technologies and Digital Initiatives
Division, the position works closely with colleagues throughout the library in three areas of
primary responsibility:

• Facilitate and provide support to University of Delaware digital humanities initiatives.
Work collaboratively with library colleagues and campus faculty in creating scholarly
projects in the humanities. Provide guidance to and maintain a working knowledge of
available library and campus resources. Evaluate existing tools and technologies and
investigate emerging technologies for potential uses in humanities research. Provide
training and group instruction and partner with other library colleagues in outreach.
• Coordinate the University of Delaware Library web environment, which provides
worldwide access to collections, services and resources. Create new original content.
Maintain and enhance existing web content and delivery. Assess and monitor the
functionality of Library web content delivery, as well as the visual display of content.
Ensure user accessibility. Assist library staff in the development and implementation of
new web content and services. Create documentation, compile user statistics and
analysis reports. Facilitate communication regarding web trends and new resources.
• Collaborate with library colleagues to plan and manage web projects to increase
electronic access to Library content and collections, particularly unique and scholarly
materials from the Library’s digital collections. Participate in the design,
implementation, and enhancement of content delivery systems such as REST
(Representational State Transfer), Omeka and XTF (eXtensible Text Framework).
Collaborate with other colleagues on open web resources, digital asset management, and
content sharing initiatives, such as the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and
Museums) Wikiproject.

Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree. Demonstrated experience in web
design and content creation. Demonstrated experience working effectively with HTML, CSS,
and Wordpress. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP, XSLT and XML. Familiarity with emerging
trends in digital humanities and data mining. Ability to write concisely and effectively for the
web. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical information to users with
various levels of technology experience. Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse
backgrounds. Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced, rapidly changing technical
environment. Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong analytic and
problem solving skills. Excellent organization, planning, and decision-making skills.
Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary
contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee
waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online:

Appointment: Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E, or Senior
Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E. New graduates of ALA accredited graduate degree programs
are encouraged to apply. The University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document is
available online at

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of
three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application
instructions at by October 9, 2015.

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