User Experience Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The User Experience Librarian will bring a user-centered focus to create inclusive, accessible and innovative experience with library technologies, service teams, research collections and physical spaces. This is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position in the George A. Smathers Libraries’ newly created Assessment Unit. Under the direction of and working with the Program Director, this position plays a key role in creating an excellent experience for both physical and virtual users of the Libraries. We are seeking a strong collaborator who can carry out user studies, develop methods to examine the changing needs of user communities, and advance innovative plans that are responsive to those needs.

The Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the User Experience Librarian will have the opportunity to serve on various committees and teams. The User Experience Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion in addition to maintaining knowledge of trends, developments, and techniques in user experience and accessible service design.

The search will remain open until February 5, 2020, review of applications will begin on January 12, 2020. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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