POSITION: California Digital Library

Roy Tennant rtennant at library.berkeley.edu
Sun Mar 15 00:34:16 EST 1998

DESIGN COORDINATOR. California Digital Library, Office of the President.
Reports to the Assistant Director for Systems and Services.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the nine
campuses of the University of California designed to enable our libraries
to continue to meet the informational needs of University of California
students and faculty in the 21st century. The CDL complements the existing
University Library system by designing, creating and implementing systems
that support access to shared collections in a virtual library. The CDL
acquires and builds shared collections of digital materials, facilitates
access to those collections by the faculty and students of the University,
assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of
the state, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and provides a
focus for the development of strategies that guide the University's
libraries through the transition to the digital future.

Responsibilities: The Design Coordinator will provide leadership in the
design of a Web site that facilitates access to digital library services
and collections and communicates the mission of the CDL to faculty and
students on the 9 campuses of UC. Develops the overall design requirements
for the CDL Web site that integrates information resources, information
retrieval systems, and knowledge management services, as well as documents
related to CDL planning efforts, projects, tools and information to assist
library staff. Understand the strategic initiatives of the CDL and proposes
innovative Web-based solutions for accomplishing goals. Designs and manages
the overall structure of the CDL Web site. Content may include information
about CDL planning efforts and projects, tools and information to assist
library staff, and integration of a variety of other Web-based resources,
information retrieval systems, and services. Evaluates and selects
management tools for the site. Develops requirements for programming
enhancements and graphic design components. Facilitates a shared design
environment for campus-initiated development. Anticipates needs for
enhancements, and develops proposals for site improvements.

Qualifications: M.L.S., including recent public service experience in an
academic library. Demonstrated knowledge of HTML, tools for converting
documents in other formats to HTML, and related standards. Basic
understanding of other Web-based technologies. Extensive knowledge of the
Internet and its use in higher education. Awareness of trends and
developments in the use of the Web to deliver information and services.
Basic knowledge of graphic design concepts and tools. Excellent oral and
written communication skills, demonstrated analytical and organizational
skills, and ability to work with management, operational, and programming
staff members as well as advisory groups from the University community.
Ability to understand and evaluate technical concepts desired. Experience
with user interface design, graphics software, web site management tools,
and UNIX desired.

Closing date: Review of application materials will begin immediately.  To
respond: Send nominations, or a resume and cover letter, to: Employment
Office, Job Number 1358, University of California, Office of the President,
300 Lakeside Drive, 9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. FAX: (510) 987-0894.

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