Job Opportunity at Villanova University

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Created: March 4, 2009


Pardon cross-posting. We have a good position open in the library at Villanova right now. Details below.

Position Description:

Library Technology Development Specialist

Responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technology methods, tools and resources to extend and enhance digitally-mediated or digitally-delivered library services, including but not limited to Web interfaces, digital reference and research assistance, digitization and digital library development, institutional repository services, "portalization" and personalization of library resources, the integration of handheld devices into the library service environment, Web content management, collaboration software, staff Intranet services, online knowledge base development, and related areas. Contributes code, conducts quality assurance on code contributed by other developers, and helps facilitate the evolutions of the VuFind open source resource discovery software. Participates in the implementation and enhancement of an open source library management (enterprise) system. Contributes to the development of instructional support applications for library digital resources. Participates in ongoing environmental scanning for emerging applications and technology opportunities in an academic library context. Contributes to tactical and strategic technology planning for library environment. Collaborates with Instructional Design librarian and Center for Instructional Technology to integrate new library technologies into library educational services. Collaborates with Library Assessment Team to measure success of new technology projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in computer science, information systems or a related field required.

3 years of professional experience developing and implementing technology projects in a collaborative, team-based, goal-oriented environment, preferably in an academic library or similar setting.

Working knowledge of Web development tools and technologies, including PHP, ASP,Net, Java Enterprise Edition, HTML and CSS, XML, XSLT and XQuery.

Fluency with common open source system stacks, specifically, the Linux / Apache / MySQL / Perl & PHP (LAMP) framework.

Working knowledge of common Web scripting resources, such as Javascript and AJAX

Understanding of Web search engines, the structure of the contemporary information environment and the unique function of academic libraries in that context

If you are interested, application information is available online at:

********* Joe Lucia University Librarian Villanova University 610-519-4290


Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 17:03 UTC

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