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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

F/T - Library Web Developer/Designer - Princeton University Library

Library Web Developer/Designer
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey
Requisition #1000633

The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and
nine specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic
community of 6,400 students, 1,100 faculty members, and many visiting
scholars. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds
some six million printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current
imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge,
such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, modern literary manuscripts,
and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library
employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented
by a large student and hourly workforce.  Please consult the Library Web
site at for more information.

Available: Immediately

Description and Responsibilities:
The Web Developer position will help the Library Web Development Manager
on specific projects to deliver more library content and services to our
users from our web sites. Specific projects may include designing new
sites, or using new web services technologies to improve the user
experience in discovering, searching, finding, or acquiring library
materials and content. Additionally, the position will assist in
implementing the Drupal CMS, customizing the interface for the latest
version of the OPAC, and creating mobile ready versions of the library
web site and catalog. Customization tasks for the new NextGen Discovery
will be a large component of the work. Projects will also likely
include implementation of open source code created in other libraries,
using various API's made available by Google, OCLC, or Code4Lib members,
as well as various library vendors. This position will also be assigned
other digital library projects as the need arises. Conducting
user-centric usability studies is highly desirable, so experience in
this area will be preferred.

- BA or BS in computer science or related fields
- Thorough knowledge of PHP
- Recent experience with contemporary Web technologies ("Web 2.0"),
                        especially AJAX and RESTful design
- Knowledge of library bibliographic data and services
- Knowledge of XML and XSLT
- Knowledge of Apache, Tomcat, Jetty
- Demonstrated web graphic design experience
- Ability to complete projects on time
- Excellent communication skills                               

- Experience in libraries and in library web services development.
- Experience with conducting usability studies
-Experience with Drupal or similar content management system
-Familiarity with OPAC interfaces and faceting
- Knowledge of Java and/or Python

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and
accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11)
paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health
coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are

Rank: This is an Administrative position; grade AIT030, 100% duty time.

Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter,
resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three
references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:

Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Application Deadline Date:  September 12, 2010

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