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Web Services Librarian and Assistant/Associate Librarian

Apply now Job no: 495145
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Web Services Librarian & Assistant/Associate Librarian

Job Summary:

Miami University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented colleague for the position of Web Services Librarian. This position is part of a team that leads the Libraries’ efforts to enhance its virtual spaces, working closely with other Library departments to develop and expand online library services. This team takes leadership in setting direction for the Libraries’ web presence including selection, implementation, and maintenance of web-based library tools; usability of web services and products and developing and delivering training for web based products and services.  The Libraries are currently migrating from Drupal as its content management system to Jekyll, a static site generator.  This position reports to the Director of Library IT and works onsite.


In a strong team environment, this position will work together with other team members in the following: Coordinates the development, management and assessment of the library’s online presence, including but not limited to the library web site, mobile site and vendor-hosted digital products; Collaborates with library personnel with the development of online learning objects, research support tools, and web content; designs and leads usability testing efforts for the Libraries’ web presence; ensures conformity to accessibility standards; develops and provides support for web based products and services; investigates technologies to improve access and delivery of digital resources and services; perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-U.S. equivalent; demonstrated experience in website design and/or development; familiarity with web authoring tools and content management systems; familiarity with usability design and assessment; knowledge of current web accessibility standards including responsive web design; knowledge of current web technologies; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; flexibility and adaptability for work in an evolving, fast-paced, changing environment; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues; ability to meet the criteria for continuing contract and promotion described in the Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System (LARPS). Rank dependent upon qualifications at appointment.  Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian dependent upon qualifications. The University will not sponsor H-1B for this position.

Desired Qualifications:

Strong project management skills; Experience in an academic library; Experience working in a team environment; Strong interest in emerging technologies and general trends in librarianship and higher education; Experience with web APIs and mobile technologies; Experience with web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, resume and portfolio submission of web services experience. Direct inquiries to Donna Richardson at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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