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Created: June 4, 2013


State University of New York at Oswego seeks a collaborative librarian/webmaster/scholar to join Penfield Library as Webmaster. Working with faculty librarians dedicated to student learning and excellent service, the individual in this position will lead initiatives to ensure a meaningful, engaging and accessible library web presence at an institution where students study diverse subject matter on-campus, online and around the globe. Additional responsibilities include web site assessment and participation in instruction, reference and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Library Technology.   

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin July 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with rank and experience.

Date of Appointment:              November 1, 2013

Description of Responsibilities:   The responsibilities of this position include:

Maintain and continuously improve Penfield Library's extensive library web presence, including oversight of website content and design.
Lead assessment initiatives, including usability studies, regarding the library website.
Chairs the Library Web Team and serves as a core member of the Library Technology Team.
Assist the Coordinator of Library Technology with new and ongoing initiatives, such as digitization projects.
Assist with maintaining Library branding across its web presence and supports other Library marketing efforts.
Collaborate extensively with a variety of college partners, including subject librarians, Coordinators of Reference and Instruction, and campus web team in delivering relevant web resources and services. 
Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction. 
Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
Required qualifications:

A Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program, currently held or expected no later than August 2013.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development.
Experience with HTML/CSS and knowledge of web accessibility standards.
Demonstrated knowledge of PHP, SQL, or other programming languages.
Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library technologies.
Ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment.
Excellent communication skills, including written communication.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working effectively with diverse populations.
Preferred qualifications:

Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
Working knowledge of a content management system.
Experience with web development technologies, including PHP and SQL.
Experience or training in website usability testing.
Experience with various operating systems including Windows and Unix and their related web technologies.
Experience developing for both desktop and mobile web platforms and knowledge of responsive design practices.
Knowledge of, or experience with, digital repositories.
Experience with reference service, instruction, and/or collection development.
To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and copies of unofficial transcripts electronically to

Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is an active partner in the teaching and learning process, connecting members of the SUNY Oswego community with meaningful resources, user-centered services and engaging spaces.  The professional staff includes 15 full-time librarians, several part-time adjunct librarians and 15 full-time support staff.  Additional information about Penfield Library can be found at

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research is evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office.

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