Web and Digital Scholarship Technologies Librarian


Position: Web and Digital Scholarship Technologies Librarian

Reports to: Head of Library Information Technology


The Web and Digital Scholarship Technologies Librarian is an integral member of a team managing and continuously improving an array of IT systems and services supporting the mission, vision and values of Raynor Memorial Libraries and Marquette University. The incumbent also supports and anticipates the technology needs of faculty and students seeking digital scholarship solutions to their research activities. 


Specific responsibilities

  • Actively participates within a team supporting the IT needs of library staff and patrons
  • Leads the development and integration of modern, sustainable, and accessible library web interfaces in a variety of platforms
  • Explores, recommends, and supports existing and emerging technologies related to digital scholarship research
  • Provides infrastructure support for digital scholarship projects led by the Coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Lab


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • Experience with website design and development in a CMS environment
  • Knowledge of web analytics and accessibility (WCAG 2) standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies
  • Successful project management experience
  • Strong commitment to customer service and support
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of web technologies and metadata manipulation and scripting languages (e.g. MySQL, NoSQL, JavaScript, Python, PHP, XSLT)
  • Knowledge of AR, VR, XR, and 3D printing integration tools such as Unity
  • Knowledge of digital scholarship development platforms such as GestureWorks, Omeka Everywhere and Drupal
  • Knowledge of semantic metadata formats and standards (e.g. SPARQL, RDF, BIBFRAME, schema.org)
  • Experience with Data Carpentry framework and practice
  • Experience leveraging library APIs
  • Experience with workflow design and automation in a Reclaim hosted cloud environment

Appointment will be made at the Assistant or Associate Librarian rank.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals. https://www.marquette.edu/library/ 


Marquette offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive health and other insurance policies, 4 weeks of vacation and tuition remission for employees, their spouses and dependents.  https://www.marquette.edu/hr/documents/2016MarquetteSummaryofBenefitsFaculty.pdf 

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2020.  Submit application online to the University’s application site: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/13198