Digital Technologies Development Librarian

The University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 3 months ago

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. They provide 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, they identify 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. They participate in library planning, and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State 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. ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, or other relevant advanced degree

  • 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 PHP, 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

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