[Web4lib] Opening for Digital Project Web Services Specialist

Bobby Goff BGoff at library.msstate.edu
Tue Nov 28 17:13:19 EST 2006

Digital Projects Web Services Specialist

Function of Job
A time-limited, non-tenure track professional position providing innovative, dynamic, team-oriented responsibilities as Digital Projects Web Services Specialist. Mississippi State University Libraries has a highly collaborative environment where excellence in job performance, scholarship and service are valued and required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position. 

Design with input from the Library Webmaster and others, the Digital Library portal as well as interfaces to the Congressional and Political Research Center’s Digital Library Project, the CHARM Digital Library Project and the Templeton Sheet Music Collection 
Recommend new approaches, applications and services. 
Compile reports as needed for the grant 
Provide training to small groups of students, faculty and staff. 
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Received: Receives general supervision from a designated supervisor
Given: Provides supervision to subordinate personnel

Minimum Qualifications 

High school diploma or equivalent 
Bachelor’s degree in related field 
One year of experience in maintaining and developing web-related applications 
Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills 
Strong computer experience including the use of scanners
Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education training approved by the Human Resources Department. 

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience using recent versions of Photoshop. 
Experience working in an academic library environment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must possess significant experience in the following: computer applications especially Photoshop, scanners and understanding of web-based technologies:

Must be a self-directed individual who can determine work assignments based on a set of established practices; 
Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues as well as with faculty, staff and students in a busy, changing environment; 
Ability to analyze information and communicate that information orally and in writing.
Apply online to www.jobs.msstate.edu and include cover letter, resume and the names of three references.

Bobby Goff
Web Service Specialist,
Mississippi State University Libraries

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