Technology Development Librarian

Tuscaloosa, AL
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Salary: $70,000-$90,000
Created: February 13, 2023


The University of Alabama Libraries seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, and experienced librarian to work in a collaborative technology and research-focused environment. Reporting to the Director of Library Technology, this position is responsible for providing project leadership and technical direction within the unit. This position assists in planning and managing application development processes and will supervise and train staff and student programmers, helping guide developers to the successful completion of complex technology projects. The position will also be responsible for working with University Libraries faculty on curriculum and pedagogical enhancements that support the Library Instruction and Data Services Programs, will work to train librarians on new technologies, and will participate actively in faculty affairs.

This position will take a user experience approach in analyzing complex business needs and will provide recommendations for commercial and/or open-source options, and, when necessary, design solutions to meet those needs. The successful candidate will keep abreast of new technologies, particularly those that can bolster instruction. The position is also expected to create and maintain complex applications and customizations, as well as internal documentation according to University Libraries standards. The successful candidate will maintain knowledge of current best practices in all areas of responsibility with special attention given to security and accessibility. They will identify promising new technologies, tools, and APIs that can positively impact services and curriculum or generate a better user experience while implementing, troubleshooting, and maintaining both proprietary and open-source software with varying levels of external support.

This position is also responsible for technical management and development of existing projects using EBSCO Discovery Service, SpringShare Suite, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, and WordPress. Many of these tools require various forms of systems integration for full operation. The University Libraries is also a development partner in the FOLIO Library Services Platform, and this position may be engaged in development work for this international project. The candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.


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Published: Monday, February 13, 2023 21:17 UTC

Last updated: Monday, February 13, 2023 21:17 UTC