Georgia State University: Web Services Librarian

Georgia State University

Position: Web Services Librarian

Deadline Date: Open until filled

Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University Library seeks a creative and innovative individual to provide leadership as the Web Services Librarian. This position works both independently and collaboratively to provide expertise in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of current and future web interfaces and technologies that provide user access to the Library's resources and services. The incumbent identifies policy, technical, and programmatic needs of the Library’s web site and various web applications running locally or from hosted services.

The Web Services Librarian collaborates and leads discussion with library employees, committees, groups, and departments regarding website and application interface functionality. The Web Services Librarian will provide leadership on website policy and technical standards, and adhere to those standards/policies while creating a supportive, collaborative atmosphere working with the Department Head and management to establish policies and procedures, priorities, and timelines. Other responsibilities include maintaining current awareness of digital library technologies and actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations. As a faculty member, the incumbent will serve on library committees and engage in scholarly activities.

The Web Services Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Library Services and supervises two Web Programmer Analysts, student workers, and Graduate Research Assistants as needed.

Department & Campus Environment:
The Digital Library Services department uses open source and standard web development practices to create and provide a library web presence, including content management, blogging, and wiki applications. The department is responsible for developing, customizing, and integrating various web applications from vendors and open source platforms used by both internal and external customers. Leadership in the area of content digitization, storage, and presentation will be a growing responsibility of the department. The library uses CONTENTdm to create and present our digital collections on the web, and LibGuides to present librarian created web content to our customers, and Ex Libris products including SFX, MetaLib, and Voyager as a member of the GALILEO state library consortium.

Since its 2007 renovation, the Georgia State University Library provides one of the most attractive, open and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors this past year, the library is an integral part of the university community. It supports both teaching and research with an expansive collection and outstanding assistance. The library also exhibits a new, modern image, providing the campus with an attractive, centralized location. Its signature bridge, a glass link that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library’s two prominent buildings. Many appreciate the comfort of the library’s new interior design, often enjoying a coffee from the cafe located on the first floor.

Library services are supported by the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia statewide system, GALILEO, provides access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout Georgia. The University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, LYRASIS, and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban research universities. Over 28,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll each semester in six different colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events. Between college sports, the performing arts and a variety of local restaurants, the campus location has it all.

For additional information about the Georgia State University Library: http://www.library.gsu.edu

Qualifications:
REQUIRED:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or a terminal degree in other relevant area such as Information Systems or Computer Science.
  • Experience with web development in a library, college or university setting.
  • Experience with relevant standards and technologies, such as PHP, .NET, XML, XHTML, CSS, SQL, XSLT, and JavaScript.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.
  • Commitment to user-oriented service.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
PREFERRED:
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in library website design and development, including the building and/or integration of a variety of Web applications.
  • Experience in applying Web accessibility standards, user-centered design principles, and interactive concepts.

 

Condition of Work and Benefits:

  • Forty-hour workweek
  • Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA–CREF, VALIC, Fidelity & American Century
  • Twenty-one days vacation
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Group health and life insurance
  • Twelve days sick leave
  • Social Security
  • Faculty rank and status
  • Optional pre-tax benefits
  • Non-Tenure track
  • Support for research and professional activities

 

Salary and Rank:
Minimum salary of $47,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials has been extended and will begin January 29, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700
liblao@gsu.edu

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.