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Web Services Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
December 20, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include:
1) A current resume or CV;
2) A cover letter; and
3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current or most recent supervisor.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

Library Technology Services (LTS) manages library infrastructure and provides a wide range of technology services that directly support the UO Libraries and University mission. These include core library infrastructure and systems, application development and integration, and computer support services for library facilities, labs, services, and personnel. LTS also partners with technology-intensive Library units such as Digital Scholarship Services, Data Services, and the Price Science Commons and Research Library (PSC Library) to provide integrated services and solutions in support of the University’s mission.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Services, the Web Services Librarian provides leadership, management, and coordination for the University of Oregon Libraries web presence in support of Libraries and UO strategic objectives. This includes management of the full range of information resources and access across web and mobile environments, along with a focus on enhancing discoverability of library resources. The Librarian conducts user research and assessment initiatives for the Libraries’ online experience. The Web Services Librarian will lead regular meetings of the library’s web advisory group throughout the academic year. In addition to monitoring and promoting new features and services related to the Libraries’ web presence, the Librarian will work with the Application Development and Integration (ADI) team to improve user interfaces with input from the library’s web advisory group, Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) professionals, Collections Development librarians and staff, Resource Sharing librarians, and faculty colleagues, staff, and library constituents. This position may also be assigned to direct the work of temporary or part-time employees, student assistants, and interns, when the work is related to special projects or tasks falling primarily in the Web Services functional area.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies from an ALA-accredited institution.

Professional Competencies
• Strong demonstrated project management experience.
• Demonstrable experience in library platforms and systems, application integration, and user experience design for the purposes of enhancing discovery. 
• General web design and development experience using HTML 5 and CSS.
• Broad knowledge of a wide range of IT issues (e.g., accessibility, security), web development methods, requirements, and procedures.
• Experience working within Unix or Linux operating systems.
• Experience in information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing of content for the web.
• Knowledge of usability design and assessment.
• Knowledge of current web accessibility standards and how these standards affect web design and patron access.
• Knowledge of responsive web design.
• Working knowledge of XML.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent problem-solving skills.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
• Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience with at least one object-oriented programming language (PHP, Ruby, Python, etc.).
• Experience working with library applications and content management systems.
• Experience with a library discovery service and a library services platform (ILS).
• Three years or more of work experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
• Demonstrable experience with APIs and mobile technologies.
• Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends, and general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library technology.

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

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 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.

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