User Experience Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The University at Albany Libraries seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries’ discovery products and systems
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users’ experience of the University Libraries
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance with Searching (PAWS) consultation service
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Knowledge of best practices in web design and current web design tools
  • Knowledge of usability studies and designing patron-centered spaces within a library setting
  • Familiarity with tools and technologies relevant to evaluation, measurement, and assessment of library services
  • Experience providing reference services in person or virtually
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience


Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications

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Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=92430


Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter addressing the job qualifications
  • Names of three professional references with contact information (include street address, telephone number, e-mail address)

Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts and to present on a specific topic to all library personnel.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Closing date for receipt of applications: January 19, 2018

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