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SUNY Oswego – Librarian/Webmaster


State University of New York at Oswego seeks a collaborative librarian/webmaster/scholar to join Penfield Library as Webmaster. Working with faculty librarians dedicated to student learning and excellent service, the individual in this position will lead initiatives to ensure a meaningful, engaging and accessible library web presence at an institution where students study diverse subject matter on-campus, online and around the globe. Additional responsibilities include web site assessment and participation in instruction, reference and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Library Technology.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Maintain and continuously improve Penfield Library’s extensive library web presence, including oversight of website content and design.
  • Lead assessment initiatives, including usability studies, regarding the library website.
  • Chairs the Library Web Team and serves as a core member of the Library Technology Team.
  • Assist the Coordinator of Library Technology with new and ongoing initiatives, such as digitization projects.
  • Assist with maintaining Library branding across its web presence and supports other Library marketing efforts.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of college partners, including subject librarians, Coordinators of Reference and Instruction, and campus web team in delivering relevant web resources and services.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.

Required qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program, currently held or expected no later than August 2013.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development.
  • Experience with HTML/CSS and knowledge of web accessibility standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PHP, SQL, or other programming languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library technologies.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Working knowledge of a content management system.
  • Experience with web development technologies, including PHP and SQL.
  • Experience or training in website usability testing.
  • Experience with various operating systems including Windows and Unix and their related web technologies.
  • Experience developing for both desktop and mobile web platforms and knowledge of responsive design practices.
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, digital repositories.
  • Experience with reference service, instruction, and/or collection development.

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