Job Title Assistant Librarian, User Experience and Web Design
Agency Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Department Library Operations Staff
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Type Faculty
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking a dynamic, 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. The User Experience and Web Design Librarian will 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 other library departments to plan and coordinate assessment for digital and physical resources and spaces.
The User Experience and Web Design Librarian will lead conversations on discovering dynamic web applications, workflows, and communication and collaboration tools. This librarian will provide advice, training, and support for library staff involved in the creation of web content. 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 million items are listed in Portal, the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 280 online databases and 64,000 electronic journals 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, a media lab, and over 100 computers for research and coursework. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas.
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.
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.
All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.
A completed application will include:
1. A letter of application.
2. A current curriculum vitae.
3. 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.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.