Friday, March 7, 2008

Web Services Librarian

General Description: Boise State University is seeking a librarian to provide vision and leadership in ongoing development of the Library's Web site and electronic services. The Web Services Librarian has primary responsibility for Library Websites and integrates technology into Web-based services focused on user learning and research. The position facilitates investigation and implementation in new areas such as online instruction, customizable, interactive, and social computing, and increased support of multimedia applications and environments. The position builds consensus and communicates effectively with librarians and staff to collaboratively design and offer innovative Web and electronic services based on user needs and learning characteristics. The position coordinates training and support for creation of new technologies and applications. The position may also participate in Reference, Instruction, and Collections work. The Web Services Librarian will work closely with librarians and library staff, library and campus computing and network personnel, and will report to the Associate Dean, Library Services.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Masters degree from an ALA accredited program;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of usability and accessibility issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill with scripting/programming, mark-up languages, and relational databases.
  • Experience or knowledge with graphic design, and image and multimedia production.

Salary and Appointment: Minimum salary of $40,000. Comprehensive benefit package. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application information: Send electronic letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to

Review of submitted applications will begin May 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply. Disabled veterans, war veterans and honorably discharged veterans will receive credit in accordance with Idaho State Law upon submission of documentation of meeting the criteria set forth by law. Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution, Veterans preference.

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