Friday, October 18, 2013

Librarian, Web Services (Librarian 2-4) - Yale University Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, New Haven

Librarian, Web Services (Librarian 2-4) - Yale University Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, New Haven. Position Focus: Reporting to the Head, Library Technology Services & Support, this position is responsible for developing, testing, implementing and maintaining Medical Library websites and other technology initiatives in support of the educational, research and clinical needs of Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center . The Web Services Librarian works closely with fellow Medical Library staff, others within the Medical Center community and the larger Yale Library to create the best digital environment for library users. Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA- accredited library school, or equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience. Experience working collegially, collaboratively, and independently with varied groups, within and across a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment; experience in the creation and development of large and complex websites. Demonstrated ability working with: Drupal; best practices/standards in web design, development and content administration; HTML, CSS JavaScript, PHP, usability and accessibility is required; Ruby, Python, and/or Java is preferred. Demonstrated excellent project management, systems documentation, and written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability using graphic design tools (e.g., Photoshop, Fireworks or similar), and demonstrated familiarity with diverse metadata formats (e.g. MARC, MODS, Dublin Core), and institutional repositories. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, to solve problems creatively, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion and historic precedent. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information: Click here for more information. How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS requisition ID for this position is 23176BR. Please be sure to reference #23176BR in your cover letter. Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.