Discovery Services Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

College Station, TX
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Salary: $5,241.67 monthly
Created: November 8, 2023


Here’s a Glimpse of the Job 

Do you want to participate in the strategic development and design of the University Libraries’ access and discovery technologies? As the Discovery Services Librarian you will be responsible for the Libraries’ discovery systems, ensuring open and equitable access to the Libraries’ collections and services. You will collaborate with Digital Initiatives, TAMU Technology Services, Digital Collection Services, and other key stakeholders to ensure the continuous improvement of the Libraries’ Discovery Layers and Libraries’ Discovery Technology Portfolio. We need you to provide services in usability and user experience testing to provide feedback to the design and development of the Libraries’ discovery layers and search strategies. If this description sounds exciting to you, please apply! 


Opportunities to contribute: 

  • Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies in the field of information access, discovery, and searching 

  • Work with the Web Design Team and developers to build new search interfaces 

  • Ensure continuous improvement of the Libraries’ Discovery Layers and Libraries’ Discovery Technology Portfolio 

  • Provide recommendations on UI/UX for search and investigate search failures 

  • Participate in scholarly activities and professional service for professional development 

  • Incorporate new ideas and technologies into library services and programs 



  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience 

  • No prior experience required  


A well-qualified candidate for this position will also possess: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Knowledge of information retrieval and evaluation models, academic library search engines, and WCAG and ADA web accessibility standards 

  • Familiarity with resource management systems including EBSCO Discovery System administrative interface, and the library discovery environment 

  • Experience with VuFund discovery layer and EBSCO Discovery Service 

  • Experience with UX or usability testing and APIs 

  • Understanding of HTML, CSS, or other web development languages 


Minimum Posted Salary: $5,241.67 Monthly 

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’/CV are strongly recommended and will help us with the review process. It is also recommended to include any relevant coursework in your cover letter or CV. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume. 


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Published: Monday, November 13, 2023 16:46 UTC

Last updated: Monday, November 13, 2023 16:46 UTC