Web Services Librarian

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Created: December 3, 2012


The Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University seeks a tech-savvy, creative and service-oriented librarian to join the library team in developing and maintaining our web services. The Web Services Librarian will play a key role in the vision, design and management of the library's evolving web presence and services. The successful candidate will have a strong public services orientation and a commitment to learning new skills as the need arises. New graduates encouraged to apply.

The Web Services Librarian is a newly aligned position designed to focus on enhancing and supporting the library's web services. The librarian will provide leadership for the library's web presence and associated activities and initiatives, working with the Digital Services team and other Library faculty and staff. A user-centered approach will guide the librarian's work and the successful candidate will be encouraged to employ user testing and usability studies. Norwich is an early adopter of OCLC's WorldShare Management Services and in this capacity there is ample opportunity to develop web applications that improve library processes and services. As an active member of the library team, the librarian will provide reference and instruction in a broad range of subject areas, serve as a liaison to campus academic departments and hold collection development duties. Some evening and weekend hours required. Reports to the Head of Digital and Distance Education Services. Must have authorization to work for any employer in the U.S.

Required Qualifications
ALA Accredited Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science.
Demonstrated ability to design web pages using HTML and CSS.
Demonstrated ability to work with database (MySQL) and scripting languages (PHP, JavaScript).
Familiarity with basic server administration (ideally Linux) and willingness to further develop skills.
Experience in and/or desire to provide reference assistance, instruction, and departmental liaison duties.
Ability to speak and write knowledgably and effectively.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Desired Qualifications
Experience or interest in applying principles of user experience design (UX) and information architecture (IA) in a web environment, as well as working with analytics software (i.e. Google Analytics).
Familiarity with developing web interfaces using recommended best practices from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Experience with content management systems (preferably Wordpress and/or Drupal).
Experience with digital collection management software (preferably ContentDM).
Additional Information:
This is a faculty rank, non-tenure track, appointment commensurate with academic achievements. Salary for this position is set at a minimum of $42,500, depending on experience. Compensation includes a benefits package of medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, a retirement annuity plan, tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members, and generous professional development support.

Norwich University enrolls a civilian and military student body of 3,300 FTEs in undergraduate, professional and graduate programs. Most of the graduate programs are offered exclusively in an online environment. The library is a beautifully designed, fourteen year old facility with six floors. It contains more than 175,000 volumes and receives over 54,000 periodical titles in print or electronic formats. The library is part of a statewide library network and participates in several consortia.

Northfield, a New England village with population of 5,800, was founded in 1781, and is ten miles south of Montpelier, the Vermont state capital. It is 150 miles north of Boston and 100 miles south of Montreal.

More Information on Norwich University
Institutional Profile http://www.norwich.edu/
Kreitzberg Library http://www.norwich.edu/academics/library/

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and Norwich application to Web Services Librarian Search via email: jobs@norwich.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 7th 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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