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Created: October 6, 2008


***Web Technical Professional* *Syracuse University Library * ***Position Summary:*

The Web Technical Professional works both independently and collaboratively to provide highly specialized expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of current and future web interfaces and technologies (Website, OPAC, Digital Collections, Federated Searching, Web 2.0, RSS Feeds, etc.) that provide user access to the Library's resources and services. Organizes Web projects and manages direct and indirect resources related to those projects. Collaborates and leads discussion with library staff, committees, groups, and departments regarding website and application interface functionality. Leads decision-making on new software and technological solutions to Web presentation and delivery. Provides leadership on website policy and technical standards and adherence to those standards/policies. Develops a strategic direction for the Library Web environment and implements changes as necessary. Creates a supportive, collaborative atmosphere and works with Library administration and management to establish task lists, policies and procedures, priorities, and timelines. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems.



· Works at the highest technical level in serving as primary administrator for Web and Interface applications and technologies providing technical expertise and leadership in its maintenance and development **

· Identifies and manages resources for Web and interface application development projects by formulating project plans, establishing and maintaining timelines, communicating to stakeholders and tracking progress * *

· Manages large-scale web and interface application development projects that are at the heart of the Library's strategic directions **

· Directly supervises technical staff responsible for web/interface application development**

· Assembles, communicates, directs and manages the technical aspect of a Web environment. Identifies the technical infrastructure support required to accomplish user interface related goals **

· Prepares extensive cost studies concerning the acquisition and implementation of new technologies and approaches to the Web/User Interface maintenance and presentation **

· Investigates and assesses new standards, technologies, solutions (including open source) and trends for possible implementation **

· Provides leadership in the integration of the Library's technical services expertise into the Web/User Interface presentation of Library resources, and with Library administration to establish priorities for core collections and database contents **

· Develops priorities for organization-wide Web/User Interface needs through creating relationships with and seeking input from Library groups, information technology staff and Library Administration **

· Ensures website cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility enabling access from a variety of technical environments and providing suitable access by individuals with disabilities **

· Coordinates and participates in testing and usability sessions of website interfaces by various campus user populations such as faculty, students, staff, and persons with disabilities **

· Periodically serves as back-up programmer for updating Website content and functionality **

· Participates in the Strategic Management Group and represents Web/User Interface development to senior management **

· Provides or assigns staff to provide technical assistance and training for Library Web content developers and unit staff **

· Represents the Library in local, state and national professional organizations **

· Maintains technical and project management expertise through attendance at conferences and exhibitions directly related to the professional responsibilities of this position **

· Performs other duties as assigned **

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*Required Qualifications:*

· Bachelor's degree in information technology or a closely related field plus 6 years of progressively responsible experience in web development and web project management or a Master's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

· Experience organizing and tracking web development project details


· Experience managing large scale website development projects. Familiarity with Web Consortium (W3C) standards and protocols for data transmission used in digital libraries. Familiarity with website design and programming guidelines for accessibility to people with disabilities.

· Library experience and/or Library Degree

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To apply for the *Web Technical Professional *position, log onto www.sujobopps.com (job # 024601)


*Review of applications begins immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.* *Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. *

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Published: Monday, October 6, 2008 17:50 UTC

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