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Systems Development Librarian
exempt staff with responsibility for delivering digital collections, systems
administration, and programming.
Creative scholarly work including research, publication, and presentations.
Participate in committees, working groups, and task forces, especially at the
national level.
Recommend the purchase of library technology within a prescribed budget and
participate in the writing of bid specs for complex, multi-vendor systems as
Supervise SIS Practicum students.
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Relevant
professional-level technology experience (academic library preferred).
Understanding of network standards and protocols. Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of developments and trends in information systems, particularly
emerging technologies in libraries and higher education. Understanding of
Blackboard or similar course management systems. Extensive knowledge of core
Web technologies and programming environments including HTML, CSS, and
Javascript. Experience with XML, XSLT, and other digital library technologies.
Understanding of video streaming technologies. Familiarity with one or more
scripting languages such as PHP, Python, Perl, or Ruby. Knowledge of best
practices for Web design and usability. Willingness to learn Drupal and work with
it on a daily basis. Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
and ability to work collegially. Demonstrated experience managing complex
technical projects. Strong commitment to making technology work for people.
Project management experience. Demonstrated experience with web analytics
platforms such as Google Analytics, KISSmetrics, Open Web Analytics, or Piwik.
Experience with content management systems and frameworks such as
WordPress, Django, Rails, or Drupal.
Employee ______________________________________ Date __________
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