User Experience Librarian

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Created: May 11, 2017


Campus Title: User Experience Librarian
State Title: Assistant Librarian
Department: Library
Title Code: HAL400
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2017. The deadline for
application is May 29, 2017.

The Library Department seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track
position at the assistant librarian level. The User Experience (UX)
Librarian works closely with colleagues to coordinate the library's user
experience efforts, for both physical and online library environments
(approximately 40% of time); provides general supervision to the Access
Services department (approximately 30% of time); participates in collection
development for assigned departments, and participates in the library's
information literacy instruction program. Working collaboratively, the UX
Librarian is responsible for developing and implementing programs and
projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Library. The
UX Librarian is expected to participate in professional development,
research, and service on university and external committees. This is a
full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position and reports directly to the
Library Director.


Required Qualifications

* ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or
* Articulated strong customer-service ethic, focusing on student,
faculty, and staff needs.
* Supervisory experience.
* Demonstrated excellent spoken and written communication skills.
* Evidence of strong team orientation and a track record of successful
* Demonstrated organizational skills and demonstrated ability to
handle multiple concurrent projects.
* Expressed knowledge of project management.
* Demonstrated strong analytical skills, and an understanding of tools
and technologies relevant to evaluation, measurement, and assessment of
library services.
* Flexibility and creativity in problem solving.
* Ability to engage in self-directed learning about emerging
* Coursework or experience in the field of library user experience.

Preferred qualifications:

* Experience completing or leading usability or user experience
* Teaching experience.

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may
need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview
process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations,
please contact Lawrence Johnson, the University's ADA Coordinator at (413)

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background
check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written
authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required.The successful candidate must submit an
official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should
electronically attach the following documents:

* Cover Letter
* Resume
* Three references*
* Copy of unofficial transcript

*Contact information for three reference letter providers should be
completed on the Reference form. Those applicants that are using Interfolio
for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the
Interfolio based email address (e.g. on the
reference list form. Please contact Interfolio for assistance. An official
transcript is required at the time of hire.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our
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Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via
Contact Us.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities
for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in
compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.


Published: Thursday, May 11, 2017 16:58 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017 16:58 UTC