Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Digital Services Specialist, University of Bridgeport

This position resides within a combined Wahlstrom Library, Office of Information Technology, Projects Office, and Media Services organization that reports to the AVP Information Technology and CIO. The Associate University Librarian provides key direction on library matters. The Digital Services Specialist collaborates closely with academic faculty and administrative staff to manage lifecycle development, storage and use of digital content.

Responsibilities include researching emergent applications, implementing technologies, assessment, and instruction for University students, faculty and staff in new technology, tools and resources for digitally-mediated or digitally-delivered content services. This includes working with the ExLibris software suite of Primo, Metalib, sfx; maintaining the Library Web interfaces; working with the University Web Manager to develop content management schema for the University Web, Datatel Portal, Datatel Active Admissions, digital signage; technology support for Information Literacy initiatives, including use of the Blackboard CMS, podcasting, and Wimba; developing a new institutional repository service; the integration of handheld devices into the library service environment; overall Web content management; collaborating with the Library metadata specialist on online knowledge base development, will also work closely with library staff, and support library functions as needed.


Master's degree in library science, computer science, information systems or a related field required. Relevant experience will be considered in lieu of the specific degree requirements.

Two years of professional experience developing and implementing technology projects in a collaborative, team-based, goal-oriented environment in higher education and/or an academic library.

General knowledge of contemporary library systems, university portals, and institutional repositories within higher education.

Working knowledge of Web development tools and technologies HTML, CSS, XML, SQL and demonstrated skills in a current content management system. Knowledge of Unix, Sharepoint and databases a plus.

Working knowledge of common Web scripting resources, such as Javascript.

Energetic, creative individual with strong self motivation and ability to work effectively within cross functional/department teams.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please send letter of application and resume to:
Department of Human Resources
Digital Services Specialist
University of Bridgeport
126 Park Avenue, Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Email: hr@bridgeport.edu
Tel: (203) 576-4588
Fax: (203) 576-4601

The University of Bridgeport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Deborah L. Dulepski
Associate University Librarian
Magnus Wahlstrom Library
University of Bridgeport
203-576-2388 FAX: 203-576-4791