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Digital Technologies Development Librarian

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Application, cover letter, resume, contact information for four current professional references

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Non TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Digital Technologies Development Librarian
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience
Position Number 00065659
Work Schedule M-F 8AM - 5PM, occasional hours as needed
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 250101 - NCSU Libraries
Department NCSU Libraries
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The NCSU 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

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 each other’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and incorporating diverse perspectives into all areas of our work.

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, s/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. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head of Digital Library Initiatives.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree

Departmental Required Skills

• Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
• Database development skills with systems such as MySQL and Solr
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably, orally and in writing
• Ability to work 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

• Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
• Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
• 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


Special Instructions

Application, cover letter, resume, contact information for four current professional references

Job Open Date 04/18/2017
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? No
Proposed Hire Date

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have an ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, or equivalent advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents