Library Web Services Coordinator
Job ID: 2020265
Title: Web Services Coordinator
Rank: Computer Programmer/Analyst 1 (UCP 6)
Area: Library Administration
The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and creative individual for the position of Web Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate possesses a strong user-centered focus and broad knowledge of library services and current technologies to keep the site fresh and forward reaching, creating new and innovative ways the UConn Library can create a quality web experience.
The UConn Library consists of nine different physical locations, including the Health Sciences Library in Farmington, forming the largest public research collection in the state and playing a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University. The web environment is complex in both variety of user resources and services and in multiple information service platforms, all working seamlessly to serve as the front door to thousands of users each day. As a critical source of information for students, faculty, staff and the community, our web environment aims to be nimble and easy to use for each specific audience need.
This position reports to the Head of Digital Infrastructure Services and serves a vital role in a wide range of web services, both back-end and user-facing, representing pieces of the full lifecycle of our web environment. Responsibilities include information architecture, programming, design, content review, accessibility, and engaging multiple stakeholders and users for feedback, all requiring creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
The Web Services Coordinator contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and exemplifies the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.
Provides guidance on user experience and web services, usability, discovery, and improvements to the site’s information architecture.
Reviews and implements accessibility across the website, working towards UConn’s digital accessibility initiative.
Recommends and implements appropriate assessment methods to improve the user experience.
Coordinates with the Communications & Engagement unit on design, layout, and updating and editing content as needed.
Supports Communications & Engagement unit in realizing the UConn Library marketing strategy and digital brand presence.
Works with the Web Steering Committee to plan and implement strategic goals.
Collaborates closely with Library staff on projects and serves as project manager, including utilization of student assistants/interns to complete tasks.
Creates and maintains documentation on software, workflow procedures and systems to assure continuity of operations.
Stays current in emerging technologies/industry trends and applies them into operations and activities.
Supports site integrations and interoperability of multiple platforms, discovery and display systems, including existing Digital Scholarship and Digital Collections Web applications
Shared Expectations for All Staff
Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2020265) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 15, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020265)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 15, 2019.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .