Job is Expired Web Services Librarian

University of Colorado Health Sciences Library / Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Job deadline Apply by October 8th, 2012   Job salary $42,000.00 to $52,000.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’ Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks an entry-level, innovative, service-oriented Web Services Librarian (WSL). The successful candidate will coordinate, develop and maintain web sites and services for the library. These include web resources provided by vendors, the library’s web site, mobile site, catalog, repository, weblog, and other web sites and services as required. The WSL works closely with the rest of the HSL IT Department to administer the library web servers. The WSL leads the library’s internal advisory Web Committee, and works with the library’s Access Services and Education & Reference departments in facilitating and troubleshooting end-user access to online resources.

Major responsibilities:
?Designs and maintains library and library catalog web pages. Follows current library best practices in implementing web graphics, page layouts, and site navigation.
?Coordinates and conducts meetings of an advisory Web Committee for the library.
?Works with all library departments as well as end users in developing and maintaining the library catalog, serials portal, link resolver, discovery service, institutional repository and any new web interfaces for the library (whether such interfaces are obtained externally or developed internally).
?Together with IT and other library staff, troubleshoots electronic resource access problems as needed. Coordinates and conducts tracking efforts and informs patrons and staff of ongoing electronic resource issues.
?Works with external partners and vendors to provide access and resolve issues with electronic resources and services.
?Assists with the Digital Collections of Colorado repository (Digitool platform), and performs administrative duties, as needed.
?Co-administers and helps create library intranet and other web resources intended for staff use.
?Co-administers, customizes, updates, securitizes and assists in maintenance of a content management system (CMS) for library employees, currently Drupal. Supports and trains staff on the use of this CMS.
?Helps to create, implement, and explain guidelines for library web content creators.
?Coordinates and conducts limited usability and accessibility testing of library web pages and electronic library resources. Where possible, coordinates and directs improvements to usability and accessibility.
?Maintains usage statistics about library web sites and interfaces.
?Maintains custom Perl-based statistical program for EZProxy usage statistics.
?Assists with patron authentication methods and data loads for HSL systems.
?Keeps current with trends and issues relating to web and library technologies.
?Participates in campus and library committee work.
?Assists staff members in IT and other units on web-related tasks and projects.
?Works with diverse individuals throughout the organization.
?Works both independently and as a team member on a variety of simultaneous projects in an evolving, dynamic, collaborative environment.
?Supervises the Web Applications Developer.
Professional Development: The Web Services Librarian is expected to assume personal responsibility for designing and implementing a plan for continuing professional development.

Supervision: Reporting to the library’s Head of Information Technology, the WSL supervises one IT staff position, the Web Applications Developer

Description of Community

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Located at the crossroads of the AMC and the Colorado Science & Technology Park, this $35 million, state-of-the-art library opened in October 2007. Coordinating and providing access to information in support of learning, research, clinical care and service to the community, the library is the physical and digital hub of knowledge on the campus. The HSL provides the largest collection of health sciences information resources in Colorado with a digital collection of more than 30,000 online journals, hundreds of electronic textbooks, and online databases.

The University of Colorado at Denver is committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

•Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent. Library degree must be completed by December 2012.
•Demonstrated experience in web design.
•Familiarity with standards-based HTML and CSS.
•Knowledge of user-centric design methods, including informal usability testing of existing and planned or “beta” web sites.
•Evidence of excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

•Supervisory experience.
•Experience in an academic or health sciences library.
•Demonstrated experience in designing and maintaining library web sites.
•Ability to write concisely and effectively for the web.
•Experience with web server software such Apache.
•Demonstrated experience with Drupal, or other content management systems.
•Demonstrated experience with Linux or Unix environments.
•Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following: Perl, JavaScript, PHP or .NET.
•Ability to construct SQL queries, or, demonstrated knowledge of at least one of the following relational databases: Oracle, MySQL, MS-SQL.
•Demonstrated experience with customization of web-based vendor interfaces, such as, Serials Solutions’ 360 Link and Summon, and Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium.
•Experience with designing or maintaining mobile web sites and/or mobile applications.
•Administrative experience with EZProxy or other web-based proxy services;

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references including a current or recent supervisor electronically at, posting number 819048. Questions should be directed to .

HR Contact Information

Debra Silva


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $42,000.00 to $52,000.00 per year

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Date Posted

August 31st, 2012

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