DEPARTMENT: DiMenna-Nyselius Library
BASIC FUNCTION: Serves as Library Webmaster. Provides vision and direction for all aspects of the Library’s online presence. Works collaboratively with library staff to maintain quality online services and resources. Uses data analytics and conducts usability studies to evaluate the effectiveness and accessibility of current user interfaces and identifies opportunities for improvements. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and recommends and/or implements new initiatives as appropriate. Works collaboratively with University campus partners such as ITS & Marketing and Communications. Perform general technology troubleshooting and oversee the maintenance of all computers and equipment. Participates in the Faculty Partnership program.
UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Physical requirements: mobility; must be able to lift materials off shelf. Requires some evening and weekend hours.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree required. A master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in a technology-related field is desirable.
- Two or more years of experience designing, building, and
- Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working knowledge of
- Experience with a variety of user research/usability
- Experience with web analytics analysis.
- Familiarity with web accessibility standards, information
architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management
- Familiarity with responsive design and website best practices
Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflows. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across the University. Must be able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Must be results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and have an ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- One year of library experience, preferably in an academic
other front-end technologies.
- Working knowledge of server-side scripting language such as
PHP, Python, Ruby.
- Experience with integrating APIs.
- Experience with instructional design.
- Experience with graphic design for both online and print.
- Experience with web marketing techniques such as A/B testing,
- Demonstrated ability to provide individual and group
instruction on technical topics.
REPORTS TO: Systems Librarian
Serve as Library Webmaster.
- Oversee and curate web content; identify content needs; create
user-centered, compelling, and usable content.
- Conduct ongoing research into the development of new interface
capabilities, enhancements, industry best practices, and
user-centered design trends.
- Conduct research/usability studies using a variety of
- Analyze web analytics regularly to identify opportunities for
- Library liaison to the University’s Marketing and
Communications department on issues related to web design.
Provide user experience design expertise and participate in the development and improvements of services created in-house such as:
- Online instructional materials, e.g. Academic Integrity
- Custom web applications, e.g. New Acquisition/New Shelf Browse,
and various web forms.
Perform ongoing evaluation and improvement of all Library systems and user interfaces. Plan and conduct usability testing and overall assessment of the Library’s online services, such as PRIMO, LibGuides, CONTENTdm, the Library blog, and social media platforms.
Perform general technology troubleshooting and oversees the maintenance of all computers and equipment.
Assist the Systems Librarian. This includes:
- Participating in strategic planning for Library information
- Participating in the evaluation and implementation of emerging
technologies and services.
- Investigating and testing emerging technologies and products,
evaluating potential Library uses, and presenting new technologies
to Library staff,
- Helping to determine current and future Library information
technology and infrastructure requirements to meet customer
information needs and recommending solutions, actions, and changes
based on changing circumstances and needed adjustments.
- Assisting in coordinating departmental projects and
Participate in the Library’s Faculty Partnership Program as a librarian partner to one or more academic units, or as a functional specialist.
Participate in the professional work of the Library and department. This includes:
- Participating in the discussion and formulation of Library
policies, procedures, in the resolution of problems, and
dissemination of information,
- Monitoring developments in librarianship through attendance at
meetings and workshops, and the reading of professional
- Promoting an image of efficiency, professionalism, and courtesy
throughout the University community and consistent with the
- Contributing to the public relations and marketing of the
- Acting as a responsible committee and/or task force
- Attending staff meetings as requested,
- Communicating effectively with supervisor concerning pertinent
Library and/or University matters,
- Hiring, training, and supervising student workers as
Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This involves:
- Promoting the proper utilization of equipment, materials and
- Notifying supervisor immediately of any unsafe working
Performs other related duties as directed or dictated by responsibilities.
Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application.
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Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
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