Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 4574
Miami University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented colleague for the
position of Web Services Librarian (three positions available). This position
is part of a team that leads the Libraries’ efforts to enhance its virtual
spaces, working closely with other Library departments to develop and expand
online library services. This team will take leadership in setting direction
for the Libraries’ web presence including design, implementation and
maintenance; selection, implementation, and maintenance of web-based library
tools; usability of web services and products and developing and delivering
training for web based products and services. This position reports to the
Director of Library Systems.
In a strong team environment, this position will work together with other team
members in the following:
Coordinate the development, management and assessment of the library’s online
presence, including but not limited to the library web site, mobile site and
vendor-hosted digital products.
Collaborate with library personnel with the development of online learning
objects, research support tools, and web content.
Designs and leads usability testing efforts for the Libraries’ web presence.
Ensures conformity to accessibility standards.
Develops and provides support for web based products and services.
Investigate technologies to improve access and delivery of digital resources
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in library or information science.
Demonstrated experience in website design and/or development.
Familiarity with web authoring tools and content management systems.
Familiarity with usability design and assessment.
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards including responsive web
Knowledge of current web technologies.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced, changing
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team
member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
Ability to meet the criteria for continuing contract and promotion described in
the Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System
(LARPS).http://www.lib.muohio.edu/about/larps.pdf. Rank dependent upon
qualifications at appointment.
Strong project management skills.
Experience in an academic library.
Experience working in a team environment.
Strong interest in emerging technologies and general trends in librarianship
and higher education.
Experience with web APIs and mobile technologies.
Experience with web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
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