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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Assistant Librarian, User Experience in Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Librarian, User Experience

Agency

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Department

Library Operations Staff

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is seeking an innovative User Experience Librarian to provide leadership, vision, and support for the library’s user experience efforts. The User Experience Librarian will be aware of trends related to inclusive user-centered design and accessibility, and work collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects, programs, and events designed to improve users’ experience of the library.

The successful candidate will display an understanding of how to implement principles of good web design and identify emerging web-based technologies that promote user engagement with the library’s website. This librarian will provide advice, training, and support for library staff involved in the creation of web content and collaborate with the appropriate Library Technology Services staff in designing and maintaining a functional, attractive, and usable website and mobile platform. This librarian will participate in the initiatives and programs of the User Engagement Department and collaborate closely with the entire Research, Learning & Engagement team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Leading user experience studies of the physical and virtual library spaces. This can involve physical space assessment, web design assessment, accessibility compliance, suggestions for improvements, as well as revision and maintenance of library web pages.

  • Leading web-based interactive efforts in areas including, but not limited to, social media channels and the library blog.

  • Participating in event planning, promotion, and assessment – with an emphasis on applying user experience techniques to improve established events and identify new opportunities for events and outreach.

  • Providing reference desk services in person, via phone, and through various online channels.

  • Serving as subject liaison and participate in subject area collection development and departmental liaison work, including providing subject specific information literacy, providing research consultations, maintaining subject guides, and creating online point-of need tutorials as needed. Assist with first year instruction, particularly in subject area learning communities, and instruction in upper level courses in liaison areas.

  • Participating in research and scholarly/creative activities and serve on library, university, and/or professional committees.

  • Increasing professional competence through formal and informal study and professional development activities.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ½ million items are listed in the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 340 online databases and over 150,000 print and electronic journals through subscriptions and full-text databases contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and virtual reference service, research skills and information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan, an I-Create makerspace lab, and over 170 computers for research and coursework. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

  • Experience leading usability studies and designing user-centered spaces (digital and physical).

  • Demonstrates knowledge of best practices in accessibility, web design, and current web design tools.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to customer service and an enthusiasm for identifying new opportunities to enhance library services and build partnerships across campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of related experience with user experience

  • Experience creating complete interface designs and web graphics, and utilizing user-centered technologies that enhance website interactivity and improve the functionality of and access to research tools.

  • Can demonstrate strong analytical skills, and experience with tools and technologies relevant to evaluation, measurement, and assessment of library services.

  • Experience with project management.

TO APPLY: http://hr.tamucc.edu/Job_Opportunities/index.html

All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

  1. A letter of application.

  2. A current curriculum vitae.

  3. A list of three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses- including a current or previous supervisor.

The posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (361) 825-2630.

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