Monday, October 4, 2010

Web Development Lead (Librarian)

This job would be a great for a person who is into web design and web communication technologies.

The Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC Library) is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools and over 20 member institutions. The Library is also the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region, with responsibility for providing health information to health professionals and consumers in the five state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The HAM-TMC Library seeks an energetic, Web Development Lead (Librarian). This individual will be responsible for the development and management of the HAM-TMC Library’s websites both public/Intranet, and ensuring both sites meet accessibility standards. The Web Librarian will create and maintain mobile technologies for the website, chairs the Web Development Committee and conducts regular monthly meetings.

  • Creates and maintains the Library’s websites, including the Intranet
  • Develops mobile and mash up technologies for the Library’s website in mobile formats
  • Updates all Library websites in accordance with new technologies
  • Chairs the Library’s Web Development Committee
  • Conducts annual user satisfaction surveys of the public website
  • Works with the Collection Development and Information Technology Departments to ensure that access to electronic resources through the website are dependable
  • Maintains current awareness of competing library websites and online services
  • Shares new developments and trends with other library staff
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Works closely with Digital Projects Librarian and Database Analyst to create usable databases to for clients and to collect usage data
  • Participates in the Library’s Public Relations and Marketing Committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills):
  • Required: BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Experience will be considered in lieu of degree program;
  • Desired: MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited library science program or equivalent
  • Three or more years developing integrated web sites and Internet applications in a business or educational environment
  • Understanding of HTML, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, CSS, .NET
  • Experience with web design, usability and mobile technologies
  • Knowledge of Internet multimedia technologies (Flash, Silverlight, streaming media, HTML5)
  • Applied knowledge of web standards
  • Experience with database and web integration
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent technical writing and documentation skills;
  • Must be able to perform most programming and analysis tasks independently and with minimal supervision

The HAM-TMC Library offers a complete benefits package which includes health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. In additional to a comprehensive benefits package, the Library provides paid holidays, vacation accrual, an exceptional retirement plan and a monthly transportation subsidy.

The HAM-TMC Library is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action institution, providing access to employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

Salary Range: $40,000 - 48,000


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