Senior Library Specialist, Web Content Specialist Job Description
Brown University Library, Providence, Rhode Island
The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Specialist to work in the Library Web Services Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing skilled tasks in the Library Web Services department in support of the Library’s mission. Performs skilled tasks in support of web content for activities of the Library. Maintains currency and reliability of web content. The incumbent prepares and publishes web content using a variety of web publishing frameworks, including content management systems such as Wordpress and Drupal, and markup languages, such as HTML and CSS. The successful candidate assists supervisor, Library Web Manager, in developing, coordinating, modifying, proofreading, preparing, and publishing of graphic layouts and web content for the library, based on goals, audience, and user experience.
Please note: This is a full-time position working Monday – Friday as a member of the Library’s bargaining unit staff.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Works with supervisor and library staff to develop, maintain, and update web site and social media content with a focus on accuracy, timeliness, and content strategy.
Prepares and publishes web content using a variety of web publishing frameworks, including content management systems such as Wordpress and Drupal, and markup languages, such as HTML and CSS.
Posts Library content for web-based delivery via standard content management and file transfer interfaces.
Assists supervisor in developing, coordinating, modifying, proofreading, preparing, and publishing of graphic layouts and web content for the library, based on goals, audience, and user experience.
Maintains the currency of Library-wide communication materials by posting news and updates via web sites, social networking, digital signage, and print media.
Uses standard tools and best practices to check web pages for validity and accessibility compliance, and corrects or refers problems as necessary.
Assists in the development and conducting of training and provides support for library staff on use of web publishing frameworks, guidelines, and content management systems.
Trains and directs the work of student assistants.
Performs related duties as required.
Library Web Manager, Brown University Library
Work independently under general direction; makes independent judgments and decisions within scope of library policies and procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field or equivalent experience
Experience supporting administration of a content management system (e.g., Drupal, Wordpress)
Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages
Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to maintain effective job performance
Familiarity with print, web and/or video development desirable
Oral, written, and visual communication skills
Ability to interpret complicated instructions and use judgment within established procedures
Ability to work without close supervision
Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
Problem solving skills
Good organization skills with excellent attention to detail
Eyesight which permits close work
Successful completion of a test may be required
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All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.
With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.