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Created: January 24, 2008


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Digital Library Specialist (Temporary 12 month position) Princeton University Library Requisition # 0700801

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central library and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site: http://libweb.princeton.edu

Available: Immediately

Description: Princeton University Library seeks a creative professional to fill the temporary position of Digital Library Specialist. This position will be responsible for the programming and improvement of the Library’s Digital Collections' website and related web services. This is a temporary twelve (12) month position with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities: The Digital Library Specialist will be instrumental in assisting with development needs in a Java/XML environment. This position will help develop future software and middleware, as well as support existing technologies and applications (in Java and Ruby). The candidate should have experience in using Java to process XML in the library environment and an understanding of XML's related standards and technologies. The incumbent may also assist with the provision of XQuery and XSLT stylesheets to generate XML and XHTML markup for a variety of library-specific outputs. The successful candidate will report to the Digital Initiatives Coordinator. Job duration will be twelve (12) months with possibility of renewal.

Qualifications: Required: Bachelors degree from an accredited institution. Experience programming XML using the Java programming language. Demonstrated knowledge and application of XML standards (XPath, XML Schema, RELAX NG, and XML Namespaces). Familiarity with web usability trends and knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and W3C Web Usability Guidelines. Experience with Linux and/or UNIX. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a team and with diverse groups. Experience in a production oriented environment.

Preferred: MLS/MIS degree from an accredited institution. Experience with native XML databases (e.g., Exist-db, Berkeley DB XML, X-Hive, etc.), Eclipse IDE, Maven, Jetty/Tomcat, and XQuery. Experience with Ruby. Knowledge of AJAX. Knowledge of library metadata standards.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary based on experience and qualifications. Two (2) vacation days per month, designated paid holidays. Medical and other benefits available.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. For information about applying to Princeton, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/jobs

-- Jon Stroop Digital Library Specialist C-19-E Firestone Library Princeton University Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: jstroop@princeton.edu Phone: (609)258-0059 Fax: (609)258-0441



Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008 10:47 UTC

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