WKU Library is hiring a Digital Service Specialist

Wenzhou-Kean University Library is an intellectual and educational symbol and repository, the heart of the knowledge available on campus. The digital library era has expanded the university library’s mission: to connect readers and learners with global repositories of knowledge and culture from every corner of the digitally-connected world. While the library building houses a considerable collection of print books, journals, and newspapers, discovering the best or most useful information in the digital universe requires the development of information skill-building in both students and faculty.

Position:Digital Service Specialist


1. Take the lead in the resource development of WKU’s Institutional Repository WIRE using DSpace-CRIS.

2. Research, plan, develop, and maintain WKU Library’s digital services platforms and systems, including the DSpace-based Institutional Repository, future-planning digital submission and publishing systems, next-generation integrated systems, data visualization, the current digital learning service, and digital research service.

3. Maintain and provide technical support to the library integrated system, discovery service system, database configuration, digital server configuration, and website development.

4. Carry out the duties as a subject liaison to the assigned College or teaching departments, including information literacy teaching and research consultation.

5. Other assigned duties as needed.

Required Qualification:

1. Master’s degree or above, Information Technology, Library and Information Science, Computer Science related majors.

2. CET6 score 520 (TOFEL 90/ IELTS 6.5) or above, excellent communication in both oral and written English.

3. Demonstrated commitments to professionalism, work ethics, and coachability.

4. Working or practical knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite, and related data visualization and statistical software.

Preferred Qualification:

1. Master of Library Science, Information Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

2. Programming skills, including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Perl, SQL, and PHP.

3. Experience and proficiency with electronic database and website development.

4. With overseas educational background or abroad working experience.


The application deadline is April 19, 2020.

For application details, please refer to the HR page.


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