Two weeks ago, I wrote up a fun thought exercise on my vision of the library of the future. One huge component of that vision involves libraries stepping into a publisher/producer role in the scholarly communication sphere. I do believe it’s hugely important for us to begin to embrace these roles, which is why I was so pleased to see this job posting today:
From SUNY Geneseo:
Publishing/Web Services Developer
The State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo, Milne Library, seeks a Publishing/Web Services Developer. This is full-time, 12-months position.
Under the direction of the Head of the Information Technology Services Department, this individual is responsible for the coordination and development of new applications and web services, as well as maintenance of existing ones, in ASP.NET and other frameworks to support the work of Milne Library and the College.
This position has a significant role in the planning and implementation of publishing, web services and digital projects initiatives that are transforming teaching, learning, research and scholarship. Some of these initiatives include the IDS Project (idsproject.org), Digital Thoreau (digitalthoreau.org) and a range of projects & services that utilize digital library systems and publishing platforms (including IR+, Omeka, Open Journal System, Open Conference System, Drupal, WordPress, CreateSpace and other commercial publishing services).
This individual will work collaboratively with others to plan, develop and implement systems that meet the requirements of the initiatives; and provide technical support to the IDS Project, Assessment Team and Web Team. Performs other duties as required.
The Publishing/Web Services Developer is a key position for the design and management of Library’s online environment and publishing services, a strategic area for growth and innovation for Milne Library. This developer will provide programming expertise, some systems administration and support for a wide range of web and publishing systems.
Description of Responsibilities:
- Plan, develop, test, implement and document new web applications for library programs and initiatives
- Analyze, modify and maintain existing applications
- Install, configure and maintain software programs on networked servers
- Assist with managing IIS and windows servers
- Work collaboratively with others in and outside of the Library
- Provide technical support to Library teams
- BA/BS in Computer Science, Web Development, Information Architecture, or related field
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in web development/programming in ASP.NET (C# or VB.NET)
- In-depth knowledge and experience of web programming, including demonstrated abilities with scripting and web programming utilizing:
- HTML, XHTML and CSS
- XML, XSLT or XQuery
- Strong knowledge and experience with
- Databases: MS SQL and MS Access
- Web Service technologies: REST, JSON or APIs
- Demonstrated willingness to collaborate and share expertise, ability to work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups
- Proven ability to take initiative and communicate goals and challenges, including the ability to convey complex technical information to participants with varied technical skills
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work in a demanding and high volume environment
- High degree of self-direction, goal setting, prioritization skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Strong analytical skills
- Experience working with HTML 5.0 and CSS 3
- Experience working with PHP, MySQL and LUA
- Experience working with Drupal, Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Conference Systems (OCS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP)
- Experience working with LMS (e.g.: Angel, Blackboard)
- Experience in developing mobile apps
- Experience in managing projects using Project Management principle
- Experience working with graphic design software (e.g.: Adobe Creative Suite Design)
- Experience with Human Computer Interaction, user-centered design principles and conducting usability testing
- Experience working in an academic environment
- Familiar with working with software development teams and with the software development cycle
Minimum salary is $45,000, includes comprehensive SUNY benefits package.
To apply, visit http://jobs.geneseo.eduand submit an on-line professional application, cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three professional references and transcripts (unofficial accepted until employment offer). For full consideration apply by November 9, 2012. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.
SUNY Geneseo is a highly selective public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence. It is consistently ranked among the best public undergraduate institutions in the country. The campus of approximately 5,000 students is located in the historic village of Geneseo in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Western New York, conveniently located close to the city of Rochester.
SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty staff, and students. The College actively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
I’ll be keeping my eye on SUNY Geneseo and the publishing and digital services projects they release, and I hope to see more like this in library land!