Digital Technologies Development Librarian

Created: November 8, 2016


The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian. Charged with providing technical leadership for the development, design, and configuration of the Libraries’ web presence and Public Services web-based projects as assigned.

As a member of the RefTech Team, the Information & Research Services’ (I&RS) research and instructional technology support unit, the Digital Technologies Development Librarian works collaboratively to fulfill departmental and Library goals that involve and rely on tech initiatives. This position is responsible for the development of digital library projects and helping to identify emerging web based technologies that promote interactive user engagement with the Libraries’ website. This person will closely collaborate with Library Systems, the Web Services Librarian, and the Emerging Technologies Librarian to design and develop dynamic web and mobile-enhanced web applications, communication and collaboration tools, instructional tutorials and web pages to meet departmental and library needs. This position will also collaborate with university partners, for example the Division of Information Technology, to enhance and improve web services offered while maintaining university standards and guidelines.

As a member of I&RS, the successful candidate will provide general reference and research assistance, and participate in the libraries’ information literacy and instruction program. Some evenings and weekends may be required. As a library faculty member, the Digital Technologies Development Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Job Responsibilities

Develops dynamic web and mobile-enabled web applications, workflows, communication and collaboration tools, and web pages to enhance website interactivity
Works to improve the functionality of and access to research tools or third party applications/platforms
Provides regular content and system maintenance of the Libraries’ website
Assists with design and layout of main Libraries website, interfaces for web applications, and the Libraries digital signage
Provides information and research services
Participates in information literacy and instruction program
Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
Background in computer programming, Web design, or related field; or equivalent combination of relevant education/training or experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences.
emonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.
Strong experience with web content management applications such as Drupal.
Documented experience with any or all of the following: HTML5, CSS, XML, JavaScript, JQuery.
Working knowledge of any or all of the following: MS-SQL, MySQL, IIS and Apache web servers, Java, Python, Tomcat.
Desired Qualifications:

Experience providing Reference and Instruction services.
Experience working in an academic or public library.

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries:
For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512625 at and must attach a cover letter and a resume in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 11-28-2016. Review will continue until position is filled. Questions should be directed to Douglas Hasty, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply


Douglas Hasty, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:14 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 15:14 UTC