User Experience Librarian
University of Texas at Arlington — Arlington
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Created: June 11, 2015
DescriptionThrough the use of innovative approaches and emerging technologies, the Librarian will design new and expanded assessment activities in a collaborative environment to assist in the development of quality user-centered services and programs that meet the needs of the University community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Design and conduct qualitative user needs/usability studies utilizing various methods (including, but not limited to online surveys, card sorting, interviews, focus groups, and observations) to assess user needs, preferences and trends.
2. Participates in providing information services including reference, library instruction, and serving as a liaison to an assigned disciplinary area.
3. Collaborates with librarians and staff across the organization to design and implement assessment initiatives
4. Performs other duties assigned.
Master’s Degree in Library Science or any related discipline. Knowledge of program planning and evaluation, research design, data analysis, and policy implementation. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated knowledge of operations, services, key issues and trends in academic libraries.
Strong working knowledge of standards for assessment in higher education. Project coordination experience. Experience with qualitative research methods and tools. Experience providing reference and instruction services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Customer service, organizational and time management skills required. Competency with Microsoft Outlook; MS Office, including Access; Windows Operating System and file management. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills; technology skills and demonstrated successful leadership and the ability to work productively with a wide range of individuals and groups.
Standard office conditions. This position may work non-traditional hours such as nights, weekends, and possibly some holidays depending on the needs of the University Libraries. In addition, professional development, conferences, and training may require some travel. This is a non-tenure track position.
Strong affinity for the UTA Libraries’ core values:
o We value community.
o We value learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.
o We value excellence.
o We value risk-taking and innovation.
o We value transparency of communication and integrity of action.
o We value service.
o We value collaboration.
o We value flexibility.
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Published: Thursday, June 11, 2015 21:22 UTC
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