Job Opportunity: Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian, University of Delaware

The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Library Server and Data Management Department in the Library Technologies and Digital Initiatives Division, the position works closely with colleagues throughout the library in three areas of primary responsibility:

• Facilitate and provide support to University of Delaware digital humanities initiatives. Work collaboratively with library colleagues and campus faculty in creating scholarly projects in the humanities. Provide guidance to and maintain a working knowledge of available library and campus resources. Evaluate existing tools and technologies and investigate emerging technologies for potential uses in humanities research. Provide training and group instruction and partner with other library colleagues in outreach.
• Coordinate the University of Delaware Library web environment, which provides worldwide access to collections, services and resources. Create new original content. Maintain and enhance existing web content and delivery. Assess and monitor the functionality of Library web content delivery, as well as the visual display of content. Ensure user accessibility. Assist library staff in the development and implementation of new web content and services. Create documentation, compile user statistics and analysis reports. Facilitate communication regarding web trends and new resources.
• Collaborate with library colleagues to plan and manage web projects to increase electronic access to Library content and collections, particularly unique and scholarly materials from the Library’s digital collections. Participate in the design, implementation, and enhancement of content delivery systems such as REST (Representational State Transfer), Omeka and XTF (eXtensible Text Framework). Collaborate with other colleagues on open web resources, digital asset management, and content sharing initiatives, such as the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) Wikiproject.

Recent projects have included the creation of an online exhibition site using the Omeka software, the delivery of XML EAD based finding aids using the XTF software, and the redesign and migration of the Library website to WordPress. Ongoing projects include working with the Colored Conventions digital humanities project, enhancements to the campus institutional repository, the creation of a new digital collections portal, efforts to directly embed content from digital collections stored in Artstor and DSpace into webpages, and the exploration of crowdsourcing. For additional information about Digital Humanities at the University of Delaware please visit

Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree. Demonstrated experience in web design and content creation. Demonstrated experience working effectively with HTML, CSS, and WordPress. Familiarity with Javascript, PHP, XSLT and XML. Familiarity with emerging trends in digital humanities and data mining. Ability to write concisely and effectively for the web. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical information to users with various levels of technology experience. Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced, rapidly changing technical environment. Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work including strong analytic and problem solving skills. Excellent organization, planning, and decision-making skills.

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online: http://www

Appointment: Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E, or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E. New graduates of ALA accredited graduate degree programs are encouraged to apply. The University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document is available online at

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at by October 9, 2015.


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