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Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university. For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/
The Digital Library Initiatives department develops and delivers an information environment that significantly advances end-user resource discovery and use of library services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the Lentil photographic social media archival collecting system, and the QuickSearch bento-box style single search system. The department is currently developing new projects in areas including library service and resource discovery, assessment and analytics, data visualization, social media archives, research services, application virtualization, visualization services, digital collections, and support for digital research and scholarship. The Digital Library Initiatives department maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.
Essential Job Duties
The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. S/He provides technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, she or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes usability, sustainability, and performance. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. S/He participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.
, or other relevant advanced degree
Departmental Required Skills
Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies
Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as
, Python, or Ruby
Experience developing database-backed applications
Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
, and related technologies
Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
Experience indexing and querying search platforms like Solr or ElasticSearch
Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decision-making
Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
Experience working in an academic library
Required License or Certification
Application, cover letter, resume, contact information for four current professional references
Job Open Date
Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
Proposed Hire Date
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