[Humanist] 25.407 job at Lafayette

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 407.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:28:38 -0400
        From: Eric Luhrs <eluhrs at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job Posting: Digital Library Programmer at Lafayette College

DIGITAL LIBRARY PROGRAMMER at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

Lafayette College seeks a programmer with broad interests, or a
librarian or scholar with programming experience, for a key role in
the development of new digital initiatives, and to maintain and extend
existing initiatives that directly support the teaching and research
of our Faculty.  As a member of the Digital Scholarship team, the
Digital Library Programmer reports to the Digital Initiatives
Librarian and works closely with librarians and faculty members to
understand and deliver solutions that support innovative scholarship.

The person selected for this position will be comfortable with the
design, development, and deployment of web applications in an Open
Source environment, will have an understanding of relational database
design, an aptitude for choosing and learning new languages and
technologies, and the ability to develop complex migration paths for
various kinds of data between different applications and databases.

Primary responsibilities: work with faculty and Digital Scholarship
team to design and implement digital projects, program new web
applications and software tools; customize and extend existing digital
library platforms (currently CONTENTdm (PHP), DSpace, and MetaDB (both
Java)); manage revision control for digital library projects;
coordinate server maintenance with the College’s central IT

This is a full-time, 12-month position.  Lafayette College Libraries
provide ample funding for staff members to attend and present their
work at relevant academic or professional conferences.  Candidates
with an advanced degree may be eligible for faculty status without
rank or tenure.



Bachelor’s degree and programming experience in an academic
environment.  Advanced degree preferred.  Otherwise strong applicants
with keen interest in digital libraries and demonstrated relevant
experience are encouraged to apply, even without precisely meeting all
educational or professional requirements.


In addition to strong technical skills, the successful candidate will
possess natural curiosity, a desire to partner with scholars, and an
aptitude for explaining technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Experience with _many_ of the following technologies _required_. Web
standards: XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, Cocoon, JSON.  Server applications:
Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Postgres.   Programming languages: JavaScript,
PHP, Java.  Experience with jQuery, or similar JavaScript library.
Ability to manage source code in a revision control system such as
Subversion or Git.

Experience with _some_ of the following technologies _desired_.
Library standards: Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDF, VRA
Core.  Library web applications: CONTENTdm, Drupal, DSpace, Fedora.
Familiarity with basic Linux systems administration tasks, especially
related to installation, upgrades, and troubleshooting of production
library web applications.   Involvement with Open Source development

Please send resume with letter addressing job qualifications and three
professional references to:

Neil McElroy, Dean Libraries
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Application materials can be sent by email to: castells at lafayette.edu.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one
that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of
its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College
community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and
developing a learning environment in which difference is valued,
equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College
is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
women and minorities.

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