Senior Library Technologist, Digital Technologies-Web Content Expert

Brown University

Job Description:

Senior Library Technologist, Digital Technologies-Web Content Expert

Job Description
Performs skilled tasks in support of web content for activities of the Library. Maintains currency and reliability of web content. This is a full time position covered by the terms of a collective bargaining unit agreement. This position is remote eligible.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with supervisor and library staff to develop, maintain, and update web site and social media content with a focus on accuracy, timeliness, and content strategy
  • Prepares and publishes web content using a variety of web publishing frameworks, including content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal, and markup languages, such as HTML and CSS
  • Posts Library content for web-based delivery via standard content management and file transfer interfaces
  • Assists supervisor in developing, coordinating, modifying, proofreading, preparing, and publishing of graphic layouts and web content for the library, based on goals, audience, and user experience
  • Maintains the currency of Library-wide communication materials by posting news and updates via web sites, social networking, digital signage, and print media
  • Creates, edits, customizes images and vector graphics for Library websites and applications using graphic design software including Adobe Creative suite
  • Designs and delivers sitemaps, wireframes, and mockups for Library web projects utilizing User Experience (UX) tools
  • Administers LibCal system to manage data collection and publication of Library hours
  • Uses standard tools and best practices to check web pages for validity and accessibility compliance and corrects or refers problems as necessary
  • Assists in the development and conducting of training and provides support for library staff on use of web publishing frameworks, guidelines, and content management systems
  • Stays current with web accessibility standards and industry best practices
  • Trains and directs the work of student assistants
  • Performs related duties as required

Supervisor: Head of Library Discovery Applications and Design, Brown University Library
Works independently under general direction; makes independent judgments and decisions within scope of library policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of experience supporting administration of a content management system (e.g., Drupal, WordPress)
  • Ability to write for a specialized audience
  • Excellent computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages
  • Experience with markup languages, including HTML and CSS
  • Experience with PHP preferred
  • Experience with graphic design software, including Adobe Creative suite
  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of industry best practices
  • Knowledge of web architecture
  • User Experience (UX) skills, including the ability to design and deliver sitemaps, wireframes, and mockups
  • Basic Linux/UNIX permission and file management skills
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to maintain effective job performance
  • Familiarity with print, web and/or video development desirable
  • Good oral, written, and visual communication skills
  • Ability to interpret complicated instructions and use judgment within established procedures
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Successful completion of a test may be required
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus.

Best consideration date, July 12, 2024.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Library Union position which must be posted internally for 5 work days prior to posting for external candidates.

Benefits of Working at Brown:
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Senior Library Technologist, Digital Technologies-Web Content Expert

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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