Job Posting: Web Services Librarian, University of Miami

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Created: September 14, 2009


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Web Services Librarian

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, innovative individual to provide leadership in the content, technology and effective user interfaces of the Libraries web presence and promotes user-centered resources, digital services, and technologies designed to enhance the user experience.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation’s leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (<>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (<>) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, and the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.

POSITION: Reporting to the Director for Information Management and Systems, the Web Services Librarian provides leadership and direction in the design and development of the Libraries’ web presence for all services, content, and interfaces; supervises the Libraries Web Administrator. Works with the Web Administrator to co-chair the Libraries Web Team and convene a Content Managers Group for discussions and dissemination of information; develops and recommends policies, standards, and guidelines for web content development, implementation, and management in collaboration with Library and University stakeholders; oversees usability of all user interfaces and web design, and develops guidelines and assessment strategies to provide a superior experience for all users.; coordinates testing, initiates focus groups, develops reports, and disseminates information to necessary staff; collaborates effectively with Systems and Digital Initiatives staff, stake-holders and unit-level ! managers to conceptualize and determine technologies and design in the delivery of user-centered library services, incorporating web 2.0 technologies to provide new features and functionality; participates as an ex-officio member of the Libraries’ Student Advisory Group, and attends Education and Outreach Services meetings for informational purposes; works with Instructional Advancement and participates in programming for the Libraries’ Faculty Exploratory to support and promote faculty development and the use of technology in teaching and learning; networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate ; serves on/participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent; experience with and demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in public computing, web technologies, digital media, and quantitative and qualitative usability assessment ; two to three years experience with web and database design in an academic environment using standards-based, user-centered information architecture ; strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University Web communities; familiarity with relevant standards and technologies, such as PHP, XML, XHTML, CSS, SQL, XSLT, and Javascript; understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment; demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment! with a culturally diverse population; demonstrated project management, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills; evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution. Desired: Working knowledge of web content management systems and relational databases; familiarity with digital media technology and providing access to digitized audio, video and images.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at:

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Marylen Exposito, Human Resources Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320 e-mail:<>

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.


Published: Monday, September 14, 2009 08:44 UTC

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