Web and User Experience Librarian

Fairfield, CT
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Created: July 9, 2014


Fairfield University Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, self-motivated, and collaborative individual with solid front-end web skills and a passion for user-centered design to join our service-oriented library technology team. As a Web and User Experience Librarian, you will manage and provide direction for all aspects of the Library online presence in creating an exceptional user experience.

Serves as Library Webmaster; provide vision and direction for all aspects of the Library’s online presence; work collaboratively with library staff to maintain quality online services and resources; analyze analytics data and conduct usability studies. Monitors trends in emerging technologies. Participates in the Library liaison program.


- MLS / MIS from an ALA-accredited program required for an appointment as a librarian. Master’s degree from related field or BS degree with relevant experience acceptable.
- Three or more years demonstrated experience designing, building, and maintaining websites.
- One-year experience in library settings, preferably academic library.
- Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, and working knowledge of JavaScript.
- Experience with a variety of user research/usability methods.
- Experience with web analytics analysis.
- Familiarity with web accessibility standards, information architecture, content strategy for the web, and content management systems.
- Familiarity with mobile web and responsive design.
- Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team.
- Seasoned analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

- Extensive knowledge of JavaScript / JavaScript Libraries and other front-end technologies.
- Working knowledge of server-side scripting language such as PHP, Python, and Ruby.
- Experience with instructional design, graphic design for both online and print.
- Ability to provide individual and group instruction on technical topics.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive Jesuit institution that prepares students for leadership and service in a constantly changing world. Founded in 1942 after the purchase of the adjoining estates of Jennings and Lashar off North Benson Road in Fairfield, the University has grown from an initial class of 303 undergraduate male students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947 into a coeducational university of more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students enrolled in six distinct schools. Along the way, the University has awarded more than 45,000 degrees since 1951, and has developed a reputation for educational excellence both regionally and nationally. DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides access to 700,000 volumes in a state-of-the-art building.

To submit your resume, cover letter, work samples / online portfolio, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs , click on Staff Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Preference given to applications received by July 31. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 13:56 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC