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Assistant Librarian, User Experience and Web Design, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

Description:

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking an innovative User Experience and Web Design Librarian to provide leadership, vision, and support for the library’s user experience efforts. The User Experience and Web Design Librarian will be aware of trends related to user-centered design and work collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users’ experience of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The successful candidate will display an understanding of how to translate principles of web design and identify emerging web-based technologies that promote interactive user engagement with the library’s website. This librarian will provide advice, training, and support for library staff involved in the creation of web content and collaborate with the appropriate Library Technology Services staff in designing and maintaining a functional, attractive, and usable website and mobile platform. This librarian will participate in the initiatives and programs of the User Engagement Department and collaborate closely with the Research, Learning & Engagement team.

The position also serves as a liaison to various academic departments, with responsibility for collection development, and participates in providing reference service and library instruction. As with all professional librarian positions at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the User Experience and Web Design Librarian will participate in professional and scholarly activity and will serve on library and university committees.

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ½ million items are listed in the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 280 online databases and over 150,000 print and electronic journals through subscriptions and full-text databases contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and virtual reference service, research skills and information literacy instruction, interlibrary loan, an I-Create makerspace lab, and over 120 computers for research and coursework. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Experience leading usability studies and designing user-centered spaces (digital and physical).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in web design and current web design tools.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service and an enthusiasm for identifying new opportunities to enhance library services and build partnerships across campus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of related experience with user experience and web design.
  • Experience creating complete interface designs and web graphics; and an understanding of user-centered technologies that enhance website interactivity and improve the functionality and access to research tools.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, and an understanding of tools and technologies relevant to evaluation, measurement, and assessment of library services.
  • Experience with project management.

How to Apply:

The original job posting can be found here.  To apply, please go here: http://hr.tamucc.edu/Job_Opportunities/index.html.

All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.A completed application will include: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae., and a list of three professional references.

The posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.