Job: Digital Technologies Development Librarian

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian

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Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Summary

The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian. Charged with providing technical leadership for the development, design, and configuration of the Libraries’ web presence and Public Services web-based projects as assigned.

As a member of the RefTech Team, the Information & Research Services’ (I&RS) research and instructional technology support unit, the Digital Technologies Development Librarian works collaboratively to fulfill departmental and Library goals that involve and rely on tech initiatives. This position is responsible for the development of digital library projects and helping to identify emerging web based technologies that promote interactive user engagement with the Libraries’ website. This person will closely collaborate with Library Systems, the Web Services Librarian, and the Emerging Technologies Librarian to design and develop dynamic web and mobile-enhanced web applications, communication and collaboration tools, instructional tutorials and web pages to meet departmental and library needs.  This position will also collaborate with university partners, for example the Division of Information Technology, to enhance and improve web services offered while maintaining university standards and guidelines.

As a member of I&RS, the successful candidate will provide general reference and research assistance, and participate in the libraries’ information literacy and instruction program.  Some evenings and weekends may be required.  As a library faculty member, the Digital Technologies Development Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develops dynamic web and mobile-enabled web applications, workflows, communication and collaboration tools, and web pages to enhance website interactivity
  • Works to improve the functionality of and access to research tools or third party applications/platforms
  • Provides regular content and system maintenance of the Libraries’ website
  • Assists with design and layout of main Libraries website, interfaces for web applications, and the Libraries digital signage
  • Provides information and research services
  • Participates in information literacy and instruction program



Required Qualifications:             

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
  • Background in computer programming, Web design, or related field; or equivalent combination of relevant education/training or experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.
  • Strong experience with web content management applications such as Drupal.
  • Experience with web project management.
  • Documented experience with any or all of the following: HTML5, CSS, XML, JavaScript, JQuery.
  • Working knowledge of any or all of the following: MS-SQL, MySQL, IIS and Apache web servers, Java, Python, Tomcat.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience providing Reference and Instruction services.
  • Experience working in an academic or public library.


Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.


About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit



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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Florida International University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

11200 SW 8th Street, Green Library




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida International University

11200 SW 8th Street, Green Library




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Douglas Hasty

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How to apply

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512625 at and must attach a cover letter and a resume in a single pdf file.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 11-28-2016.  Review will continue until position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Douglas Hasty, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.


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