Seeking new opportunity in library technology

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Dear Colleagues,

Know of someone looking for a skilled library technologist? The funding for my position at LYRASIS will run out at the end of June, and I am looking for a new opportunity for my skills in library technology, open source, and community engagement. My resume/c.v. is online, and I welcome any information about potential positions.

Over the course of my career I have worked in a variety of library environments ranging from medium- and large-sized academic institutions to a professional graduate school. Most recently I have worked for two consortia of academic libraries and a broad spectrum of archives and museums. I have used my skills to write local custom code when needed, adapt open source systems when possible, and contribute code to open source projects when able. I have also led teams to deploy open source software for cultural heritage organizations (most recently at LYRASIS). My professional activities include leading the Innovative Interfaces Users group, contributing to the development of the W3C’s Library Linked Data Incubator Group report, participating in NISO committees (Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee, Publications Committee, and NISO/OAI ResourceSync Protocol Working Group), and communing with fellow Code4Lib library technologists.

I place a high value on the development of relationships between organizations and professionals. At LYRASIS I was the principal investigator on an Andrew W. Mellon-funded project to identify and promote sustainable practices in open source software development, which culminated in two symposia: one invitational face-to-face and one that was open to a worldwide audience. I have also worked to build community consensus, particularly with several key OhioLINK consortium strategic initiatives such as research on e-textbook development and licensing, and leading a task force on a discovery system.

If these skills would be valuable to your organization or if you know of a position where I can use this experience, please e-mail me at jester@dltj.org.

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