Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian and Assistant Professor
The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity for a service-oriented individual who possesses creativity, curiosity, a commitment to professional growth and a good foundational web development skill set. If you enjoy working with others as part of a scholarly team just as much as you enjoy burying your head for a few hours in code and design work, this could be the job for you. The Web and Digital Scholarship Unit works as part of a core department to provide a locus of expertise and continuity to the Libraries’ cross-functional Digital Scholarship Services program. The successful candidate will be involved in the design, development and maintenance of all aspects of the University Libraries’ web presence, web applications and many new and existing digital scholarship services and projects. This position resides within Public Services and reports to the Head of Web and Digital Scholarship. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track appointment. Compensation is commensurate with skills, experience and appointment level. The salary begins at a minimum of $45,000. For more details and to apply see https://jobs.olemiss.edu
•The successful candidate should be creative, flexible, possess excellent communication skills, and be willing to learn new technologies continually.
•Provide development, organization and ongoing maintenance for the University Libraries’ web presence and various digital library projects and services.
•Work with all aspects of our content management system (Drupal) including content editing, updates and eventually development and deployment.
•Evaluate and respond to Web Services help desk calls and provide all levels of web related assistance.
•Create and maintain technical and project management documentation.
•Collaborate with library staff to create and implement web-based library services including online tutorials, videos, podcasts, blogs, mobile applications and more.
•Work collaboratively with the other Digital Scholarship Services’ cross functional teams, library departments, researchers and other campus and community stakeholders, to facilitate the creation and deployment of digital scholarship projects.
•Create workshops to inform and train students, faculty and staff on new web, digital scholarship and emerging technologies related to research and digital pedagogy.
•Provide proper planning and assistance for all types of data migration within web related and digital scholarship projects.
•Lead project teams as needed to complete Digital Scholarship Services projects and initiatives.
•Assemble, distribute and evaluate site analytics and other service and user data.
•As a tenure track faculty member, the Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian must be continually active in research, publishing and service.
•A Masters degree in Library and Information Science from ALA accredited institution or a PhD in any area.
•Demonstrated commitment to service for library users
•Demonstrated, in depth knowledge of HTML5, XML and CSS3
•Demonstrated experience working with a CMS such as Drupal, WordPress or Omeka.
•Willingness to learn and to work with Drupal at an advanced level
•Working basic knowledge of PHP, MySQL, current metadata practices and ADA web compliance techniques
•Basic understanding of Linked Open Data principles and ontologies and the distributed version control system Git
•Familiarity with Unix, Linux, MacOSX and Windows operating systems, the LAMP stack and cloud computing platforms and storage solutions
•Familiarity with current and emerging library technologies such as OPACs, link resolvers as well as search and discovery tools
•Strong interest in working with Open Source software and their communities
•Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment
•Ability to meet tenure requirements and an interest in ongoing professional development
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Direct link to full job description: https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/8513