Web and Discovery Services Librarian

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
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Created: July 20, 2016


University of North Carolina Wilmington's Randall Library is seeking a service-oriented Web and Discovery Services Librarian who will lead the planning, management, development, implementation and continuous assessment of Randall Library's online presence, including search interfaces and discovery tools, ensuring that services provided meet users' information and research needs. This position supports the delivery and discovery of library collections, online information literacy and research tools by working with both library end users and staff from all library departments to enhance the user experience and support the Library's strategic plan.

The Information Technology and Systems division of Randall Library currently consists of 4 EHRA professional librarian positions and 3 SHRA positions. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian is an integral part of the Library's Information Technology and Systems team.

This position provides a wide range of expertise, guidance, and management of a variety of services and activities in this online arena, including but not limited to the following.

Web Services * Provides leadership, direction, and technical expertise to design, develop, maintain, and evaluate libraries' web/mobile presence for services, content, and user experience * Analyzes, evaluates and assesses the Library's online presence for user experience, accessibility, design and content * Researches, evaluates, and recommends new web technologies for the library * Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility and universal design * Coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible

Discovery Services * Works on a wide variety of projects, both individual and collaborative in scope, to improve, extend, and integrate the Libraries' various discovery and search tools * Supports eresource implementation through website integration, interface customization, support for open url, proxy and other services * Provides troubleshooting and technical support with library online resources, e.g. resolving authentication problems and ensuring smooth and reliable access, working with vendor based APIs and web services.

Librarianship * Develops training materials and programs for librarians and library staff * Provides general help and research assistance at the Research Help Desk and assists remote patrons through phone, e-mail, web and other technologies. * Engages in scholarly or creative activity to produce new knowledge and share expertise. * Participates in the development, implementation, and review of Library policies, procedures and services. * Serves on Library and University committees

Please visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/5658 for more information or to apply. Priority consideration date is August 15, 2016


Published: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 15:43 UTC

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