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Web Accessibility and Emerging Technology Librarian, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

The Web Accessibility and Emerging Technology Librarian actively collaborates with library staff to create and implement accessible web-based library services including online tutorials, videos, podcasts, blogs, web/mobile applications and consults with librarians and staff on the development of web-based services. The incumbent develops, maintains, and/or administers the Libraries’ websites and various third-party web applications utilized across the Libraries.

The SpringShare LibApps (including LibGuides, LibCal, and LibWizard) is a specific example. He/she helps troubleshoot and resolve website and web application related issues including accessibility needs as reported by librarians, staff, and patrons. He/she creates workshops and/or online video tutorials to inform and train patrons and library staff on various web accessibility and emerging technologies as appropriate. This position’s collaboration with librarians and staff on accessibility and metadata management is especially important to the Libraries’ strategic plan and digital library program.


• MLS (ALA-accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience

• At least one year of professional experience as a librarian


• Minimum of two years of professional experience providing reference or public services in an academic library or research setting

• Minimum of two years professional experience working with a Content Management System (Cascade and/or WordPress is desired)

• Minimum of two years professional experience evaluating and applying web accessibility standards to existing or new websites

• Experience developing and delivering technology related training sessions (online and/or classroom)

Job Specific Qualifications
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

• Demonstrated competence using electronic resources, including electronic and web-accessible databases

• Exceptional computer-based skills or experience with digital initiatives, and the ability to plan innovative services emphasizing electronic resources

• Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment

• Ability to work effectively in a collegial, multi-disciplinary team environment to explore and promote the application of new technologies

• Effective time management and organizational skills

• Practical knowledge of web technologies including HTML5/CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, XSLT, XML, and JSON

• Practical knowledge of database systems and data structures such as MySQL

• Practical knowledge of WordPress and theme/plugin development

• Practical knowledge of web accessibility best practices, technologies, and policies including WCAG2.0/AA

• Practical knowledge of web accessibility testing tools such as Compliance Sheriff, Site Improve, and Wave

• Hands-on experience using Jaws or other screen reader technologies

• Knowledge of contemporary issues in web development and responsive design


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