Job posting: Web Services Librarian

Britt Fagerheim brittfagerheim at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 30 12:13:20 EST 2014

*Web Services Librarian*

Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and
customer-oriented librarian to fill the newly created position of Web
Services Librarian. This 12-month, tenure-track, entry-level faculty
position with rank of Assistant Librarian reports to the Director of
Library Digital and Information Technology Services and is responsible for
a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' web presence
and digital content and services. In addition to providing leadership and
managing the content and design of the libraries' web services, this person
will take a user-centered approach to guide the library in implementing new
technologies to enhance our patrons' experiences.


-Oversee the content and collaborative design of the libraries' web

-Facilitate assessment, usability, and use of analytic tools to gather,
report and evaluate web statistics and user experience data.

-Interact with all areas of the library to develop innovative library
technology services and systems.

-Work collaboratively across all USU campuses to integrate library and
campus technology.

-Develop workflows and strategies to adapt and respond quickly to the
changing technological environment.

-Prioritize, develop, and integrate user-friendly, user-centered websites
and interfaces.

-Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.

-Facilitate the discovery and integration of open resources for research
and teaching within the library and campuses.

Required Qualifications:

-MLS from an ALA-accredited program.

-Experience with website design and information architecture.

-Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in user experience
design, and library technologies.

-Strong interest in emerging technologies and using technology to serve
library constituents.

-Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and

-Demonstrated problem solving skills.

-Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.

-Aptitude for learning new technologies and working in a dynamic

-Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Project management experience and demonstrated success in working
collaboratively with a variety of constituencies.

-Experience with web site administration, accessibility, and usability.

-Knowledge of web accessibility standards.

-Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, Java, PHP

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014 and it will remain
open until filled. This position is available on July 1, 2014.

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