LITA Seeks Web Manager

Job Description and application process

In cooperation with the LITA Board, LITA staff, and the Web Coordinating Committee and interest group chairs, the Web Manager is responsible for the content and services available on the LITA website. The Web Manager makes policy recommendations to the Board on issues such as page appearance, standards and technologies used on the site, and the use of outside contractors; LITA staff is responsible for routine site maintenance and works with the Web Manager and ALA ITTS staff to implement changes.

Responsibilities:
-Coordinate the LITA web site working with appropriate LITA Committee and Interest Group coordinators, LITA Web Editors, the Board and LITA and ALA ITTS Office staff.
-Determine the content, form, and design of the site, which provides “the face of LITA” to both its members and the public in consultation with the LITA Board.
-Work with the LITA Office and ALA ITTS to investigate, test, and implement new technologies for web publishing.
-Establish a web technologies sandbox for prototyping and developing new services and content for LITA members; invite and authorize LITA members to participate in this development activity
-Chair and coordinate the activities of the LITA Web Coordinating Committee
-Provide LITA representation on the ALA Web Advisory Committee.
-Maintain the LITA Web site documentation
-Manage web publishing authorization
-Provide technical support as needed to individuals involved in maintaining the site
-Provide analysis of and reports for usage log data and archive the log files
-Delegate above responsibilities among Web Coordinating Committee members as appropriate.

Qualifications:
-Experience in developing and running website representing an organization
-Excellent knowledge of HTML, Content Management Systems, and Web 2.0 Technologies.
-LITA Member (can join if not already a member)
-Familiarity with LITA structure, Interest Groups, and programs

Reports to:
-LITA Board
-Provides reports semi-annually for the LITA Board

Term:
-Term begins following the ALA Midwinter Meeting in February 2007 and runs through Annual Conference 2008.

Compensation:
-Annual stipend or reimbursement of expenses for ALA Annual and Midwinter conference up to $1,500 annually.

LITA Provides:
-Appropriate training in Collage (CMS)
-Access to sandbox for testing new technologies

How to apply:

Send letter of application, resume, and three references by December 12 to:
Mary Taylor
LITA Executive Director
mtaylor@ala.org

Selected candidates will be contacted by December 21, 2007 to schedule in-person interviews at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Philadelphia, PA, The appointment will begin following the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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