Senior Library Specialist -- Web Content Specialist (Revised 06/21/18)
Performs skilled tasks in support of web content for activities of the Library. Maintains currency and reliability of web content.
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
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 Departmen in support of the Libraryâ™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 framework, 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. This is a full-time position working Monday â“ Friday as a member of the Libraryâ™s bargaining unit staff
Bachelor's degree in Communications or a related field or equivalent experience
Experience supporting administration of a content management system (e.g., Drupal, Wordpress)
Ability to write for a specialized audience
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
Good problem-solving skills
Good organization skills with excellent attention to detail
Successful completion of a test may be required
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown. Library Union position which must be posted internally for 5 work days prior to posting for external candidates.
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Senior Library Specialist, Web Content Specialist
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Internal Number: REQ147933
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