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Web Development Librarian

Company:
University of Oregon
Job Location:
Category:
Libraries
Type:
Full-Time


Web Development Librarian


Job no: 533536

Work type: Faculty - Career

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Library

Department: University Libraries
Rank: Assistant/Associate Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Salary Range: Assistant Librarian: $55,000 - 68,000 per year and Associate Librarian: $63,000 - $76,000 per year.


Review of Applications Begins

April 08, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following with your online application:
  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
  • A resume/CV that outlines your educational and professional work experience. These details are used to determine if applicants meet the qualifications of this position.

    Studies have shown that individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

    Department Summary

    The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University of Oregon's educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the UO Libraries offers many flexible service- and technology-rich environments for our users' research, learning, and publishing needs.

    The UO Libraries' mission is informing research and learning breakthroughs for Oregon. We strive to realize our vision of being a model for the enduring, positive impact that research libraries can have on their academic and civic communities. We do that with an unwavering commitment to our values. Learn more about the UO Libraries' strategic design, our values, and our goals at library.uoregon.edu/strategy

    The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. We are also members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

    About Applications Development and Integration
    The Applications Development and Integration (ADI) department manages library application infrastructure and provides technology services that directly support the UO Libraries and University mission. These services include application management, maintenance, and support. ADI partners with and supports technology-need-intensive library units such as Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), Data Services (DS), and Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

    Position Summary

    This on-site position is based at the Eugene campus in the Knight Library and reports to the Director of Application Development and Integration.

    As the Web Development Librarian, you will provide leadership, management, and coordination to the University of Oregon Libraries' digital and web presence in support of Libraries and UO strategic objectives including implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user interface customizations, with a focus on enhancing information and knowledge discovery, access, and use.

    In the Web Development Librarian role, you will conduct user research, analytics, and assessment initiatives for the Libraries' digital platforms, interfaces, and web-based applications. You will lead regular meetings of UO Libraries' web advisory group, represent the Libraries in the campus Drupal community meeting, participate in the UO WA2C committee, monitor and promote new features and services related to the Libraries' digital presence. As the Web Development Librarian, you will work with Libraries application developers to improve user interfaces with input from digital platform product owners and stakeholders within the Libraries and university-wide. You will work with content editors to ensure the accuracy and currency of content on the Libraries' web platforms.

    In this position you are expected to take an active role in professional development and scholarship activities, a requirement to meet Library promotion and retention guidelines. This position will enable you to keep abreast of developments in library technologies and to maintain current awareness of information tools needed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of the UO Libraries. In this role, you will have many opportunities for professional development and growing professionally in your field, while surrounded by an ample staff of established scholars to collaborate with regularly. This position contributes to the University's goals regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and maintains an understanding of how those areas intersect with and are impacted by technology.

    Minimum Requirements

    This position is open to candidates who qualify for one or both minimum requirements. We have listed the different salary ranges and requirements below.

    Minimum Qualifications for the Rank of Assistant Librarian:
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution, or equivalent international degree; OR Terminal degree in computer science, information science, UX design, information system, human-computer interaction, Information Management or relevant field.

    Minimum Qualifications for the Rank of Associate Librarian:
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution, or equivalent international degree; OR Terminal degree in computer science, information science, UX design, information system, human-computer interaction, Information Management or relevant field;
    AND
  • Six (6) years' post-degree experience in developing and managing websites and digital interfaces.

    Professional Competencies

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Typescript, JSON, AngularJS, and/or Angular; and experience with best practices in managing, creating, customizing, and modifying views, content types, web forms, etc., in content management, open repositories, or discovery systems, e.g., Drupal 10, Primo, DSpace, SharePoint, and LibGuides.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact, communicate, and work effectively with individuals, and project management skills for effective collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
  • Deep understanding of information architecture concepts, content strategies, and taxonomy/ontology creation in large-scale research libraries to organize resources, optimize workflows, enhance information discovery, and promote resource access.
  • Established knowledge of user-centric design, user experience (UX), current web accessibility standards, and responsive design principles in creating and maintaining mobile-optimized and accessible web interfaces.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision, be self-motivated, and independently advance projects.
  • A professional commitment to staying abreast of the latest knowledge and practice in the field of digital interfaces, web science, UI/UX design, human-computer interaction, or related disciplines to meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion and review, which require professional contributions and service.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with library service and discovery platforms Alma and Primo and content management system Drupal.
  • Knowledge or experience with PHP, Symfony, Twig, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge or experience with Apache HTTP server, Nginx, and Tomcat.
  • Knowledge or experience with using RESTful web services and backend APIs.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.



    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533536/web-development-librarian





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