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Web Development Librarian
J.Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and collegial individual to lead in the development and management of the Library's web site. The successful candidate in this position will work with other faculty and staff members within the library to design, develop and support innovative, intuitive web-based services.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Director for Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, the Web Development Librarian will:

  • Provide vision and leadership in designing, developing and supporting the main library web site and integrating it with the larger library web presence which includes discovery tools, digital collections, and electronic resources
  • Lead, supervise, and direct the Web Development Team
  • Maintain and refine existing web services offered by the department
  • Develop and implement web applications and tools, particularly for mobile environments
  • Ensure that web services and applications are tailored for targeted user groups, including distance education students, on-site patrons, faculty members, and library staff
  • Evaluate local web resources through a variety of assessment methods
  • Actively explore current web technologies, recommending and implementing best practices for an academic library environment
  • Participate as a member of the library's technology team Dean's Council

Some client-centered public service desk duties may be assigned.

Finalists will make a presentation during the on-campus interview.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead a web development team
  • Experience in designing, developing, and supporting web sites using HTML, and CSS
  • Familiarity with content management systems, intranets, relational databases, and web servers
  • Familiarity with usability testing, WAI guidelines, and web analytics
  • Familiarity with mobile platforms, applications, and design
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative
  • Strong commitment to user-centered services and service excellence
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to achieve tenure through effective job performance, service, and research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic library experience
  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems, relational databases, and web servers
  • Demonstrated experience with usability testing, WAI guidelines, and web analytics
  • Demonstrated experience with mobile platforms, applications, and design
  • Familiarity with a programming environment that includes languages such as PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, and SQL
  • Familiarity with multimedia and graphic design standards and production
  • Experience with APIs from providers such as Google, LibraryThing, OCLC, Serials Solutions (especially Summon), and SirsiDynix
  • Project management experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication
  • Additional graduate degree
  • Academic background in computer science or related field

Academic Library Services: Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. It holds membership in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and is a selective federal depository library. ALS is supported by an operating budget of $10 million, a materials budget of $5 million, and a staff of 119, including 43 faculty members. The Library's virtual infrastructure consists of a combination of vendor-based, open source, and locally developed resources using a variety of programming languages, primarily in a Windows environment. Key components include: SirsiDynix Symphony ILS, Serials Solutions e-resource access and management products, and an institutional repository powered by DSpace. Visit the Library's web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions. ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment. We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 27,000 students. It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 104 bachelor's degree programs, 73 master's degree programs and 38 certificate programs. In addition, it offers 18 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.).

The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu.

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Professional achievement, service, and research/creative activity are required for tenure and promotion. Rank and salary will be commensurate with candidate's experience and professional achievement (minimum salary of $45,000).

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Web Development Librarian
Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.