Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Library Application and Database Manager/Developer : Princeton University Library

Princeton University Library
Requisition # 1000065

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 7,200 students and 1,100 faculty members, with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central library and 9 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site: http://libweb.princeton.edu/

Description: Princeton University Library seeks a Library Application Database Manager/Developer to maintain, enhance and create applications for Library users and staff. In addition, this person will help develop web based library services for patrons and help with implementation and enhancements to Library NextGen user interfaces.

Responsibilities: The primary function for this position is to maintain and enhance current locally developed library applications and to create new ones as new needs arise. The locally developed applications include various specialized catalogs, specialized user applications such as E-Reserves and Audio-Reserves, and internal workflow applications for managing staff travel, staff lists, and guest access to the libraries, and many more. This position will also help with library web services development, including maintaining and creating machine to machine interfaces, as well as user interfaces. This position will also be assigned other projects as needed.

Required: BA or BS from an accredited institution. At least 3 years of experience working with: Visual Basic and the .NET Framework and application development within the Visual Studio IDE (integrated development environment). Experience developing Web applications for the MS Internet Information Server. Knowledge of Perl, Javascript, relational database design and the MS Access and SQL Server database platforms and queries. Experience with library bibliographic, holdings and authorities data in MARC and XML format. Knowledge of HTML, XSL and XSLT formats. Excellent communications skills, analytical and problem solving abilities and the ability to collaborate with colleagues and other staff as needed. Ability to function with minimal supervision.

Preferred: Familiarity and experience with: MySql, PHP, Java, Python, REST principles, UNIX operating systems. Masters degree in Computer or Library Science and previous experience in library systems and application development. Previous project management experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF/Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs


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