Looking for a Web Developer

Wanna move to Kansas? We’re looking for a Web Developer:

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic Web Developer to help move our Digital Branch to the next level of sophistication. The successful candidate will help maintain and build-out tscpl.org, help develop specialty sites, build searchable databases, and work on web design.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 2 years experience building websites and web applications, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Web 2.0 mindset and an understanding of Web 2.0 philosophies, including integrating all platforms from podcasts to text messages to handheld devices to social networking platforms.
  • Strong demonstrated background in XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, XML, XSLT
  • Demonstrated ability to seek out and learn new technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Ability to work in and contribute to a diverse team environment
  • Must be a self-starter

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with web 2.0 APIs including del.icio.us, flickr, Google maps, etc
  • Library experience, especially in a public library
  • Design experience would be helpful
  • MLS

Admin Level Rights on Staff PCs?

I am looking for examples of libraries that DON’T lock down their staff PCs… libraries that provide power/super-user/admin level rights for staff. We will be re-doing our staff PC profiles later on this year, and I want to give our staff as much freedom as possible.

So – who’s doing it or has done it, has it been successful, etc… Any takers?

Technology Job at Washburn University

Just a head’s up for those looking for a tech job in a library. Last week at Computers in Libraries, I met another Topeka librarian – Alan Bearman, the Interim Dean of Libraries at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. After we got over meeting in DC instead of Topeka, he mentioned a job opening his library has. The job is titled Technology Librarian – in reading the job description (one of many on this page), it sounds like this person will be VERY busy!

What struck me about this position was what Alan told me about it – he is “looking to hire someone to help push the envelope” … and to help “develop a vision for a 21st Century Library for Washburn University.” Sound fun to you? Then go for it!