Web Services Librarian

at Fairfield University (view profile)
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
Date Posted May 1, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/EmploymentOpportunities
Education Requirements Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject-specific field, or equivalent experience, is preferred.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 49,140
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is seeking applications from user-centered, results-oriented, flexible, and self-motivated individuals for the opening of Web Services Librarian.  This position will provide vision and direction for all aspects of the Library's online presence, and serve as the Library webmaster. This position works collaboratively with library staff to maintain quality online services and resources; uses data analytics and conducts usability studies to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of current user interfaces and identifies opportunities for improvements. The Web Services Librarian monitors trends in emerging technologies and recommends and/or implements new initiatives as appropriate; works collaboratively with University campus partners and participates in the Faculty Partnership Program. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

 


EDUCATION: Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program, second Master’s in subject-specific field, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflows. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the University. Must be able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two or more years of experience designing, building, and maintaining websites, and one year of library experience, preferably in an academic library,
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working knowledge of JavaScript,
  • Experience with a variety of user research/usability methods, web analytics analysis, accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems,
  • Familiarity with responsive design and website best practices.

 

 

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:

  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries and other front-end technologies,
  • Working knowledge of server-side scripting language such as PHP, Python, Ruby,
  • Experience with integrating APIs,
  • Experience with instructional design,
  • Experience with graphic design for both online and print,
  • Experience with web marketing techniques such as A/B testing and SEO,
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group instruction on technical topics.

 

CAMPUS: Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic Connecticut-based private, Master’s comprehensive University. It is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In 2019, the University was ranked #3 in the Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges. The University serves more than 5,000 students enrolled in five distinct schools with over 1,000 faculty and staff. Built upon the 450-year-old Jesuit traditions of scholarship and service, the University is distinguished by a rigorous curriculum, close interaction among faculty and students, and a beautiful, 200-acre campus with views of the Long Island Sound. As an integral part of our mission, Fairfield faculty and students are encouraged to participate in the larger community through service and academic activities.

 

 

TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/EmploymentOpportunities

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.