Simmons GSLIS Technology Assistant for the Digital Curriculum Lab - job posting

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Created: October 8, 2009


Apologies for the cross posting:

Here is a new job posting within Simmons College Graduate School of LIbrary and Information Science in Boston, MA.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2009.

If you have questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Terry Plum at




Technology Assistant for the Digital Curriculum Lab (GSLIS) - Part- time, 21 hours/week – Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)


The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Simmons College in Boston, MA seeks a part-time Technology Assistant for the Digital Curriculum Lab on a three-year, grant funded, appointment, to take the technical lead in designing, implementing and supporting the Digital Curriculum Lab in GSLIS. This position specifically supports the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant for cultural heritage convergence education, involving digital asset management (DAM) applications, digital content, tools, and scripts to teach digital preservation, arrangement, description and the management of digital content. Examples of DAM applications for this project are DSpace, Archon, CollectiveAccess, and Greenstone, among others. The position develops a set of learning modules for teaching concepts relevant to archives, museum studies, library science and cultural heritage, under the direction of the GSLIS faculty. This three year position specifically supports the Four Cs for Development of Cultural Heritage Institutions grant, ( ) and will also provide more generalized programming and application development support for teaching and learning in GSLIS. This position develops new capabilities and tools for teaching cultural heritage in the digital environment. The position will help write the list of functional requirements, conduct a scan of existing software applications, build a test bed and evaluation workflow, and produce a working Digital Curriculum Lab that supports GSLIS education, and serves as a model for international cooperation. This position also helps to develop web applications relating to teaching and learning. The position will use development applications such as PHP/MySQL, Java, JavaScript, or other scripting or programming frameworks. This position participates in the support of the GSLIS Technology Lab and serves on the GSLIS Technology Team. This position is 21 hours per week and is benefits-eligible.


• Demonstrated expertise with application installation and development on Mac or Linux servers; • Demonstrated expertise with web applications development, using PHP/ MySQL, Java, JavaScript, or other application environment; • Demonstrated expertise with XHTML markup and CSS; • Familiarity with archival, museum or visual digital content; • Familiarity with archival, museum or visual digital asset management systems; • Excellent written and oral presentation skills; • Excellent customer service skills; • Familiarity with online pedagogy; • Ability to work independently; • Ability to work in a team-based environment.

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Linnea Johnson '04LS Assistant Manager of Information Technology GSLIS Adjunct Faculty Graduate School of Library and Information Science GSLIS Technology Group Simmons College 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115 617-521-2834


Published: Thursday, October 8, 2009 11:36 UTC

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