University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Auraria Library: Web Librarian

University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Auraria Library

Position: Web Librarian (Position #626728)

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled.

Auraria Library has an opening for a full-time Web Librarian. The position is located in the Library Systems Department which oversees hardware and software installation and maintenance, the Library’s web site, and integrated library system administration. This position is one of four in the department. While this position concentrates on web work, the other three deal with software and hardware installation and maintenance, networking and the technical aspects of the integrated library system.

Campus Environment: The Auraria Campus has the most diverse community of any higher education institution in Colorado. Auraria Library is located in the heart of Denver, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and serves a unique community consisting of three institutions: an urban community college, the largest baccalaureate-only college in the nation, and a metropolitan university providing both undergraduate education and a variety of graduate and professional programs. The Library is dedicated to providing an environment which stimulates and nourishes the growth of ideas. This is accomplished through collections and services that support the curriculum, ranging from vocational training to doctoral programs. For more information about the Library and the campus, visit:

Job Responsibilities: Reporting to the Coordinator of Library Systems, this position will provide leadership and technical assistance in the development and administration of web-based library services and serve as part of the five person Library Systems staff. Duties include participation in strategic planning to meet technological goals and needs; articulation of a vision for the Library web sites by working with the Library faculty and staff; coordination of Library web site content development, including evaluation of content and services, development of guidelines and standards, and management of the daily maintenance of the web sites including the Library intranet; instruction of Library faculty and staff in creating and maintaining web pages and developing written tutorials and other documentation to support use of the web site; and maintaining an awareness of current web-related issues.

Required Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science. Excellent communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; experience in website development and maintenance; demonstrated programming experience and knowledge of web development tools, especially PHP and HTML. Demonstrated experience with web editing and development software tools such as Dreamweaver; with graphics creation programs such as Adobe Photoshop; and in building interactive applications and applied knowledge of relational databases such as MySQL.

Preferred Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree or foreign equivalent preferred. Experience in an academic library performing web development; designing library web OPACs; and developing streaming audio and video applications.

Salary and Benefits: This is a tenure track position with a salary range starting at $39,697.00. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. Auraria Library’s tenure criteria may be found at

Required Application Materials: Send a letter of application addressing your qualifications as they relate to the position; a current vita which includes relevant research and creative activities; names, e-mail, office addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references; a brief statement (one page maximum) of research interests; and a writing sample, to:


Cynthia Hashert, Coordinator of Collections and Electronic Resources
Auraria Library
1100 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204-2095

Or email applications to

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