Job: Library Web Manager at Brown University Library

Ashton, Andrew andrew_ashton at BROWN.EDU
Thu Oct 17 16:55:40 EDT 2013

Brown University Library seeks a Library Web Manager to oversee and manage
content and software tools to support the Library’s web presence.  The
Library Web Manager will coordinate with stakeholders across the Library to
administer the Library’s content management system and ensure consistency
and accuracy of information on the Library’s public websites, intranet, and
social media.  S/he will work to improve the integration of the Library’s
web-based discovery systems, and assist in the assessment, testing and
implementation of new or improved services.

• Provide oversight and guidance for the creation, organization and
maintenance of content for the Library’s public websites and intranet
• Coordinate with content owners to ensure that the Library’s web presence
is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered and accessible
• Collaborate in the design, implementation, and management of a Drupal
content management system (CMS) for the Libraries, including responsibility
for configuration and user support
• Develop and recommend policies, workflows, and content authoring
guidelines for Web content development, implementation, and maintenance
• Conduct training in creating web content using the CMS
• Working with a library-wide advisory groups, assist in the development of
effective and intuitive interfaces for the discovery of library content by
ensuring the effective presentation of search options, metadata, and
related resources
• Field questions and identify solutions to improve access and retrieval of
library resources via the web
• Regularly assess and promote awareness of new and existing services, such
as Summon, VuFind, etc.
• Participate in the design, implementation and analysis of user
research/usability studies
• Conduct regular analytics to identify opportunities for improvement

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Demonstrated content management and web publishing experience
• 3-4 years of related professional experience
• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to think creatively
• Demonstrated experience working with content management systems (e.g.
Drupal, Wordpress) and information technologies relevant to web site design
and maintenance (e.g. HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP)
• Strong understanding of usability, usability testing, and information
architecture concepts
• Experience with web analytics analysis
• Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

• Master's degree in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, or
• Experience developing and managing Drupal-based web sites
• Supervisory experience leading a team

To apply for this position (Job #B01524), please visit Brown’s Online
Employment website (, complete an application
online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents
should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of
three references. Review of applications will continue until the position
is filled.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Andrew Ashton
Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies
Brown University Library


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