Emerging Technologies Specialist

Dayton, Ohio
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Created: December 13, 2021


The University of Dayton Libraries invites candidates to apply for an exciting opportunity to join its Information Systems and Digital Access team which provides overall support for the libraries’ technology initiatives, including public computing, custom web services, and digitization of the libraries’ unique collections for open access and scholarship. This is a unique opportunity for a technologist interested in putting their technical skills to work towards supporting the educational and teaching mission of the libraries at an inclusive and community-centered university with a competitive benefits package, including tuition remission for employees and their dependents.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Emerging Technologies Specialist Position Summary

The Emerging Technologies Specialist has the dual role of developing technical improvements to library operations and service, such as scripting automated tasks and integrating data from siloed databases, while also supporting a growing demand for digital scholarship and pedagogy support. This position plays a key role in these collaborations by providing expertise in library-specific technologies that facilitate students' and researchers' active engagement with the libraries' digital collections through emerging digital scholarship methods and formats, such as digital exhibits, video production, data visualizations, text analysis, interactive maps, and born-digital books. The Emerging Technologies Specialist partners with library and teaching faculty, University of Dayton IT (UDit), and the Center for Online Learning to implement, adapt, secure, and maintain sustainable library software and systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Coursework in programming, web development, or a combination of education and experience demonstrating an ability to implement, design, or adapt web applications

  • Proactive quick learner, with a strong sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning new technologies

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Javascript, Python, or Ruby

  • Proficiency in web design markup languages, such as HTML and CSS

  • Comfortable working with the command line in Linux and/or Windows environments

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with both end users and technology service providers

  • Ability to work independently in a highly collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree

  • Background working with libraries, archives, museums, schools, or non-profit educational 

  • Experience writing Shell or Bash scripts to automate tasks

  • Experience working with relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL

Apply online at https://employment.udayton.edu/en-us/job/499423/emerging-technologies-specialist


Published: Monday, December 13, 2021 15:56 UTC

Last updated: Monday, December 13, 2021 15:56 UTC