Job Posting: Web Librarian (Appalachian State University)

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Created: May 20, 2008


Hi all,

Appalachian State University is interested in hiring a new Web Librarian. The text of the posting follows (Sorry for cross-posting):


Web Librarian (A newly-approved position)

Appalachian State University Library seeks a talented and innovative Web Librarian to lead in further developing the Library's web presence and better serving the curricular and scholarly needs of the university community. As a member of the Web Services Team, the Web Librarian will be a catalyst for advancing the Library's web-based projects.

The primary responsibilities of the position include: * Overseeing the web site's design and development, * Promoting web standards and accessibility, * Coordinating ongoing usability assessments, * Engaging in an active program of scholarship and professional service as outlined in the University's Faculty Handbook and the Library's Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines.

The successful applicant will serve on relevant committees and supervise two full-time support staff.

Qualifications (Required): * ALA-accredited Master's degree; demonstrated understanding of academic library services and resources and the role of technology in providing information services; * Demonstrated ability to create high-quality, ADA-compliant web sites using HTML, CSS, and/or XML; * Experience with at least one scripting or programming language; * Excellent oral and written communication skills; * Strong consensus-building skills.

Preferred: * Experience with XSLT, Python, Java, PHP, and/or Javascript; * Familiarity with content management systems and relational databases; * Familiarity with web servers and Linux; * Experience working with image and multimedia formats; * Demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technologies; * Life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations at Appalachian. The Library strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic and racial groups of Appalachian's student minorities, principally African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans.

This twelve-month tenure track position will be available in Summer of 2008. The position may be filled at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor ranks. Rank as an Assistant or Associate Professor and continued employment beyond the Instructor term requires an advanced degree in addition to the MLS. Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications and experience. Minimum salaries for the ranks are: Instructor $41,000, Assistant Professor $45,000, and Associate Professor $49,000.

Initial review of applications begins May 30, 2008. Send complete application, including a statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the name, address, email, and telephone number of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to: Dr. Mary Reichel, attn: Web Librarian Search, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has approximately 16,000 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's programs. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Library, the University, and the surrounding area may be found within

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination.


Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 11:35 UTC

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