Web Development Librarian

Tuscaloosa, AL
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Salary: $55,000 – $70,000
Created: October 27, 2020


The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a talented, energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurial professional who desires to work in a creative, collaborative, and respectful environment. S/he will identify and implement promising new technologies that can positively impact services or generate a better user experience. Reporting to the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will engage in project work and support new technology initiatives derived from our strategic plan and opportunities that arise as part of our teaching, research, and service missions. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, maintaining and enhancing our web presence in its many forms; extending web frameworks, applications and tools; and developing modern system integrations. The University Libraries is a beta development partner with EBSCO Industries on the FOLIO Library Services Platform; further development opportunities exist there as well.

This position is an excellent opportunity to engage in innovative and exciting projects while working collaboratively with other institutions across the country. The University Libraries emphasizes a culture of continuous learning, professional growth, and diversity through ongoing and regular training, and well-supported professional development. Come join our team of enthusiastic professionals.


MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program, or advanced terminal degree in a comparable field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
Ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
Ability to problem solve creatively while learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
Current awareness of best practices in all areas of responsibility.
Experience with LAMP/LAPP systems.
Experience developing within a CMS such as WordPress or Drupal environment.
Familiarity with JavaScript front-end programming, async JS methods, JSON/XML, HTML 5, and CSS3.
A desire to help develop awesome projects.
Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.

2+ years of programming and development experience.
Experience developing for and supporting academic library applications such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, etc.
Experience interacting with and manipulating REST API data.
Experience with professional workflows using IDEs, Taskrunners, Git, staging servers, and unit testing.
Experience with general web security issues, HTTPS, and developing secure applications.
Experience developing for and within open-source projects.
Experience with Java.
Familiarity with development frameworks, such as RoR, Angular/Node, or React.
Some awareness of accessibility issues and solutions.
ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars, with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University has achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu <http://www.libraries.ua.edu/>.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track renewal contract faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary range is $55,000 – $70,000, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu <https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/>. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin November 3, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

How to apply


For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu


Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 21:22 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 21:22 UTC