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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is in the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team but will be working cross-team initiatives with Technology Services and will develop and maintain the open source databases for unique collection materials and faculty and student projects. This position will identify and share the one-of-a-kind collections and create an engaging online environment for research, teaching, and exploration. The programmer also creates sites and applications that support internal library workflows and information sharing and engaging with the open source community. This position will support the University's strategic directions of "advancing knowledge and addressing the challenges of our region, state, and the world through creativity and innovation" and "preserving faculty and staff excellence."
Leads the programming and modification of complex web-based library applications, databases, and programs through the entire product lifecycle including testing, implementation, and process improvement. In cooperation with the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team and the Library Technology Services team and other Library colleagues, develops project management timeline, identifies needed resources, and establishes action plans. Resolves problems and continues to develop services after implementation.
Contributes to the development of the Omeka content delivery system and develops and maintains digital library software such as ArchivesSpace and Archivematica.
Maintains a high degree of knowledge and ability to develop complex applications and implement emerging technologies that support Library initiatives. Serves as a resource to other library personnel for programming issues and has mastery of multiple programming languages.
Applies and promotes library and IT standards for application development. Documents code and workflow, and manages development within a versioning system.
Creates new tools to support digital scholarship for both content contributors and end-users using knowledge and skills from other specialties.
Researches and implements emerging technologies to meet Library goals. Monitors and identifies software problems and develop/implement effective technical solutions.
Successfully resolves highly complex problems with new or existing services. Acts as a resource to other technology services personnel to troubleshoot problems and proactively address foreseen issues.
Works collaboratively with the DSI Team and the Technology Services team, library colleagues, and campus IT at all levels to identify needs and develop custom solutions.
Knowledge of library processes, standards, and procedures in order to address changing needs and issues.
Experience with library and IT standards for application development.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.