User Experience / Assessment Librarian job posting
The University of Louisville Libraries is hiring for the new position of User Experience / Assessment Librarian:
The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the newly-created position of User Experience (UX)/Assessment Librarian. This dynamic individual will play a key in helping the libraries achieve its 2020 strategic vision of becoming a nationally-recognized model of user-focused, research library services. http://louisville.edu/library/about/docs/Strategic_Plan_2012_2020.pdf
Responsibilities include: • Collect, analyze and communicate assessment findings to assist the organization in adopting a more data-driven approach to planning and decision-making. • Lead the Assessment & Resource Planning Team in creating and implementing an innovative and effective assessment program consistent with the libraries strategic initiatives; collaborate on unit-based assessment efforts. • Interact with the various user communities through formal and informal channels to identify their priorities, needs and experiences related to the University Libraries. • Coordinate the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and assist with the creation of additional advisory boards representing other user groups. • Improve and manage the libraries program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services; coordinate the response to recurring surveys (ARL, ACRL, etc.). • Represent the libraries on assessment issues at the university, regional and national level. • Serve as a liaison to a subject area. • Share expertise through publications, presentations and other forms of scholarship; participate in service to the profession, university or community.
- Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated commitment to user services.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment.
- Experience with surveys and/or other assessment tools.
- Demonstrated knowledge of social networking and web tools.
- Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements.
- Additional graduate degree in a related discipline.
- Experience conducting assessment in a library environment.
- Project coordination experience.
- Academic library experience.
- Library public service experience.
- Experience with library statistics collection and analysis.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Assessment, Personnel & Research. The anticipated initial rank is Assistant Professor, however the entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.
The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area. With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries (http://library.louisville.edu) joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville (http://www.gotolouisville.com) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.
Nominations are sought and welcome. Applications should be submitted electronically to UofL’s Human Resources office at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/applicants (Job ID #28038). Attach a single file to the online application that includes a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on April 15, 2012; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:
Government Documents Librarian
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.