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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.


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications

  • 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:

Claudene Sproles
Government Documents Librarian
Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY  40292
(502) 852-6076

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.