Miami University — Web Services Librarian / Assistant or Associate Librarian

Assistant or Associate Web Services Librarian Miami University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented colleague for the position of Web Services Librarian. This position collaborates with a team that leads the Libraries’ efforts to enhance its virtual spaces by working closely with other Library departments to develop and expand online library services. This team takes leadership in setting direction for the Libraries’ web presence including design, implementation and maintenance; selection, implementation, and maintenance of web-based library tools; usability of web services and products and developing and delivering training for web based products and services.  Entry level candidates that have experience with web development and web design are encouraged to apply. The qualified candidate will enjoy a fantastic opportunity to grow in an exciting and ever expanding field. Experience performing usability studies is especially helpful.  The position includes the ability to understand user needs and help translate them into the Libraries web presence.  The position reports to the Director of Library Systems.  In a strong team environment, this position collaborates with other team members in the following:  the development, management and assessment of the library’s online presence; provide support for library personnel with the development of online learning and research support tools, and web content; perform usability testing and interprets findings to inform changes and development of new features; support web team with website accessibility audits and tracks website usage; supports development for web based products and services; investigate current technologies to improve access and delivery of digital resources and services; work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues; perform other related duties as assigned.  

Require:  Master’s degree in library or information science; familiarity with: website design and/or development and experience with HTML and CSS, web authoring tools and content management systems, usability design, including responsive web design, web analytics and assessment tools and methodologies, current web accessibility standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0), and current web technologies; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced, changing environment; ability to meet the criteria for continuing contract and promotion described in the Librarians’ Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System (LARPS), http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf. Rank dependent upon qualifications at appointment.  

Desire:  Project management skills; experience working in a large academic or research library and working in a team environment; strong interest in emerging technologies and general trends in librarianship and higher education; familiarity with web APIs and mobile technologies and web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) environment; motivation to learn new technologies and web development skills.

Submit cover, resume and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=5869.  Require portfolio submission of web services experience (submitted as “other” document).  

Inquiries about the posting can be directed to Donna Richardson at petermda@miamioh.edu.  Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2018 and continues until position is filled.  

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