Position Announcement - Digitial Library Developer

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Created: July 17, 2008


George Mason University, University Libraries seeks a Digital Library Developer to join our Digital Programs and Systems Division as we build new ways to deliver library content and services.

Duties include: Anticipating and investigating trends in digital library technology so we can respond quickly to new opportunities. Provide primary support for new initiatives in resource discovery, digital preservation, knowledge management, and scholarly communication. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent or Masters in information science or information systems or a related field required. (Other advanced degree may be considered.) Ability to work independently on technology implementation projects; excellent analytical skills to support problem solving and systems analysis; ability to handle multiple, simultaneous priorities. Progressively responsible information technology work experience and demonstrated competence with web development tools and technologies. Capacity to meet requirements for reappointment and promotion under Librarian’s Handbook.

PREFERRED: Experience with at least one of the following technologies: SOLR/Lucene; Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) to include servlets and JSP with Tomcat or similar technologies; LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP,/Perl/Python); experience with XML and related technologies (particularly XPATH and XSLT).

Salary range: $52,500 - $62,500

APPOINTMENT AND BENEFITS: 12-month Professional or Administrative Faculty appointment depending on academic qualifications. Excellent benefits: many health plan options and fully paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF (the university contributes an additional amount equal to 10.4% of salary to such plans); 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self; relocation assistance.

The University Libraries are experiencing a period of significant growth in funding, staffing and facilities. The University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. For more information, please visit http://library.gmu.edu or http://www.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants All applications MUST be submitted online at the George Mason University's employment web page (http://jobs.gmu.edu). Search by position number FA730z. Submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including email address), and telephone numbers for three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Assistant to the University Librarian, at dhogan1@gmu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled.


Published: Thursday, July 17, 2008 07:40 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:48 UTC