[Asis-l] Position Available: Programmer / Web-Based Library Developer (Silicon Valley, CA)

Patty De Anda pdeanda at libraryassociates.com
Fri Jan 5 02:11:29 EST 2007

Library Associates seeks visionary and technically proficient candidates and referrals for the full-time, regular position of Programmer / Web-Based Library Developer to develop and establish the new digital library including research services for a Fortune 500 company in Silicon Valley, CA.  The profile of ideal candidate would be someone with very strong recent web-based programming experience and library/information science experience.  This is a great opportunity for an experienced, programming-savvy Cybrarian-type librarian/information professional who wants to architect and deploy a brand-new digital library in a corporate setting!


Primary Responsibilities


Design, develop and deploy web-based library and research services for user groups in Company; 

Work as a senior technical contributor on Web-based Library Team and with Research Library staff; serve as the lynchpin between library staff and technical team. 

Apply both library & information science and web-development expertise in the evaluation of technology, analysis of business requirements, and development of standards-based digital library services; 

Ensure solutions are designed, developed, tested, documented, implemented, and enhanced according to operations standards and expected service quality; 

Prepare and distribute communications related to development activities and project benchmarks/milestones, including status reports, change requests, and in-code comments; 

Provide technical support to Library staff and user groups. 






§        Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or equivalent; 

§        Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent. 


Technical Expertise

§        3 recent years of experience developing and administering web-based solutions including the following:

o       Perl

o       Java

o       Javascript

o       HTML

o       XML

o       CSS

o       Other related technologies

§        Deep understanding of Linux and Windows server environments. 

§        Familiarity with AJAX concepts and technologies. 

§        Familiarity with Semantic Web concepts and technologies.

§        2 recent years of experience working with library standards such as the following:

o       OpenURL

o       AACR2

o       LCC

o       MARC

§        Ideal candidate will have 2 recent years of experience developing and/or supporting library solutions for the following:

o       Digital Publishing & Archiving

o       Document Delivery

o       Cataloging

o       Inter-Library Loan

o       Other-related library workflow automation


Other Skills and Abilities

§        Very strong communication skills, both orally and in writing. 

§        Ability to work independently and as member of cross-functional 

§        team. 

§        Integrity, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, goal orientation, desire to learn, ability to collaborate.


To Apply


Please submit cover letter and resume to Patty De Anda, pdeanda at libraryassociates.com <mailto:pdeanda at libraryassociates.com> , with a courtesy copy to Keith Gurtzweiler, keith at libraryassociates.com <mailto:keith at libraryassociates.com> .     

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Competitive compensation package with excellent benefits! 


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