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Mukurtu Support Librarian-- Washington State University

posted Jun 1, 2018, 5:46 AM by Lars Hagelin
The WSU Libraries are now accepting applications for the full-time, 2-year, temporary (non-tenure-track) position of Mukurtu Support Librarian.

Applications must be received by June 24, 2018. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Questions may be sent to the search committee via Bonny Boyan,, 509-335-1535.

Mukurtu Support Librarian
Work Location: Pullman, Washington
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, 2-year temporary, non-tenure-track
Posting Close date: June 24, 2018
Required Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Contact Info for 3 References
Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.
Position Summary:

As a part of a larger team comprised of personnel from the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) and the Libraries Systems Office at Washington State University, this position will support and extend Mukurtu CMS in support of the Mukurtu Shared Portal and project initiatives including support for users, a training program aimed at tribal heritage institutions, and building and delivering resources (online and in-person) for the collaborative curation process. This position will also research new features and functions for the Mukurtu Shared platform to better serve a broad range of constituents. The Mukurtu Support Specialist will be an integral part of the Mukurtu Development team at the CDSC. Start date is targeted for October 2018.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire or relevant professional or cultural experience with Native American communities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, problem-solving and planning skills;
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Mukurtu CMS;
  • Experience working with or supporting content management systems (Drupal 7 preferred);
  • Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives and digital curation;
  • Familiarity with Bootstrap CSS, CSS and HTML5;
  • Demonstrated experience using version control (e.g., Git);
  • Experience with access, privacy and security issues;
  • Willingness to participate in an open-source community;
  • Willingness to work in an agile-development team environment, assist in expanding the open source community of developers, and be flexible.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or