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Web Development Librarian

Web Development Librarian

The University of Alabama Job Location: Alabama Apply By: 06/21/2021 Date Created: 05-27-2021

The University of Alabama Libraries Web Development Librarian

The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a talented, energetic, innovative, and entrepreneurial professional who is looking to up their technology game. If you have some technology experience and desire to advance your learning and experience, we invite you to apply. The University Libraries offers an opportunity to build on your foundation in web development and programming (full-stack), as well as engagement with such programming feats as the FOLIO Library Services Platform, system integrations, commercial product implementations, and interactive online resources and tools. Interested in becoming proficient with React and Vue or Python, PHP, Ruby, or R? Like working in a fast-paced environment? Want to engage with cool, meaningful projects? Want to meet JSON and LAMP around together with Node? Have a passion for creating secure and accessible applications? Come join our team of enthusiastic, creative professionals. Reporting to the Manager of Web Technologies and Development, this position will engage in project work and support new technology initiatives derived from our strategic plan and opportunities that arise as part of our teaching, research, and service missions.


  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program, or advanced terminal degree in a comparable field from an accredited institution.
  • Some experience working with a programming or scripting language or configuration of a content management system, such as WordPress or Drupal.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects, prioritize activities, and adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to problem solve creatively while learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
  • A desire to help develop awesome projects.
  • A sincere commitment to learning whatever is needed.
  • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment.


  • Familiarity with LAMP/LAPP systems.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript front-end programming.
  • Familiarity with JSON/XML, HTML 5, and CSS3.
  • Familiarity with academic library applications such as CONTENTdm, DSpace, etc.
  • Familiarity with getting, manipulating, and posting REST API data.
  • Familiarity with development frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Angular/Node, or React.
  • Awareness of accessibility issues and solutions.
  • 2+ years of programming experience.


The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide for enrollment of National Merit Scholars, with more than 600 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University has achieved Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. We are the oldest academic library serving as a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository. In this role we serve the academic community and the public. The University Libraries is an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 100,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast. Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.


12-month non-tenure track renewal contract faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary range is $55,000–$70,000, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits, including professional development support, tuition fee waiver, and matching retirement contributions.


Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 21, 2021 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu.

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