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Web Technologies Librarian 
Any PCOM Location

The web technologies librarian is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and enhancing web-based technologies and systems to provide innovative library discovery services, through evaluation and usability efforts. The incumbent optimizes integration with third-party providers and develops and maintains the library website, Springshare applications, and social media. The individual must be familiar with web standards and scripting and should also equally view this position as an excellent learning opportunity.

This position promotes access to digital resources by evaluating and recommending innovative uses of web technologies and monitors them for support of library outreach. This position works collaboratively with library staff on all campuses issues and other campus stakeholders.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Web Development
  • Responsible for front-end development and maintenance of the library website.
  • Assists in the design of the library website and ensures alignment with branding standards from the Office of Marketing and Communications.
  • Responsible for content delivery of the website.
  • Analyzes and understands web systems requirements in order to anticipate needed enhancements and ensure that the website is secure.
  • Recommends and implements platforms, methods, and best practices for the website.
  • Implement web technologies that will help the library pursue continuous improvement in the user experience, including accessibility.
  • Test updates in the staging site before updating the live website.
LibGuide Administration/WordPress
  • Implement guidelines and procedures for guide creation, updates, and maintenance.
  • Updates all content with input and guidance from liaisons to ensure that information is correct and updated.
  • Maintains continuity of look and feel between the website and LibGuides.
  • Works with the Electronic Resources Librarian to ensure that links are correct and up-to-date on the library website and LibGuides.
Library Media and Promotion
  • Creates, updates, and maintains social media accounts in compliance with PCOM policies.
  • Interacts with users through social media to create positive online engagement in compliance with PCOM policies.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Office of Marketing and Communications.
Systems Administration
  • Maintain all system upgrades, modifications, and fixes. (OpenAthens, Voyager, ILLiad, and other discovery resources).
  • Participate in collaborative development projects.
  • Troubleshoot e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.
  • Provides general reference support as needed for online e-resources and assists users as needed.

Other duties as assigned related to systems as needed to accomplish library goals.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited graduate program or a computer science degree is required, or a combination of education and experience related to this position.
  • Required Experience
    • Experience with web standards and scripting using HTML, CSS, JSON, JavaScript and jQuery, PHP, and user-centered and responsive web design.
    • Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends including Web 2.0 applications.
    • Knowledge and understanding of issues and practices related to electronic information and resources, copyright and intellectual property rights, and scholarly communication.
    • Experience with OpenURL, DOI web standards, and counter 5 usage standards.
    • Proficiency in written and interpersonal communication with a strong service orientation.
    • Detail-oriented.
  • Preferred Experience
    • 2 years of experience in a similar role. 
    • Experience managing LibGuides 2.0.
    • Experience using Bootstrap in a production environment.
    • Experience working with Wordpress and/or Drupal CMS including installation, configuration, updating, and management.
    • Familiarity with medical information resources preferred but not required.

Application Instructions

All inquiries must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.