[Web4lib] Job Posting: Web Program Director, University of Chicago

Elisabeth Long elong at uchicago.edu
Tue May 4 14:09:50 EDT 2010


*Web Program Director*

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented
individual for the position of Web Program Director to provide leadership
and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of the University
of Chicago Library’s web presence.

As a center of intense intellectual inquiry, the University of Chicago
Library shares with the University of Chicago the aspiration to be the most
dynamic research and learning environment in the world.   The Library is the
home of one of the largest and richest research collections, with resources
at six library sites on the Hyde Park campus. For information on the
Library’s collections and services, please visit the Library’s Web site at:

Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and
bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library’s web
sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of
information, services, and resources available through the Library.

Working in a decentralized environment, the Director will provide leadership
and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is
responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library’s vision
and goals, and ensures integration with the University’s web sites and

This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based
library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving
the experience of the library researcher.  Partnering with Library staff,
the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services
and play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web

The position reports to the Co-director of the Digital Library Development
Center (DLDC), a department that provides leadership, focus, strategic
direction, and expertise for the Library's digital library program and
initiatives. The position is responsible for supervising the Web
Administrator and will project-manage other DLDC and Library staff as
required by particular initiatives. The position chairs advisory
committee(s) that inform the development of the Library’s web presence and
will serve as a Library representative on the Accessibility Group.

The successful candidate is expected to combine a thorough understanding of
library user needs and behaviors with technical experience in information
design and “Library 2.0” technologies.

*SALARY AND BENEFITS:*   Appointment salary based on qualifications
and experience.  Full range of benefits included in total compensation
package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and
tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the
position is filled.  Applications received by May 31will be assured

For a full description and application instructions, please visit

*The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

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