Job: Assistant Professor, User Experience and Outreach Librarian

General Information
Position:
Assistant Professor, User Experience and Outreach Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Salary is competitive

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Stetson University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic User Experience and Outreach Librarian for a full-time tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor. Working collaboratively, the User Experience and Outreach Librarian will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall library experience. The librarian in this position will work to develop relationships with the library’s various user communities, both in-person, online, and in social media. The successful candidate will be expected to meet the standards for librarianship, scholarship, and service outlined in the University’s tenure and promotion policies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position reports to the Director of Public Services. Duties include on-call research assistance shifts, including some nights and weekends, and information literacy instruction. The User Experience and Outreach Librarian will be expected to give special attention to the following: 

  • Coordinate and assess the library’s User Experience efforts, including working with librarians and staff on development of new services, user-centered space design, and other aspects of the physical and online library that enhance the user experience.
  • Use skills and knowledge about library users, including data gained from usability testing, focus groups, and surveys to understand the library user experience and develop recommendations to improve customer services.
  • Collaborate with the Learning and Information Literacy Librarian and the Library Technology Specialist to enhance the online library user experience.
  • Design and engage in activities to understand what kind of library collections, services, and support the faculty and students need and how they want to receive those services.  Stay informed of trends related to user-centered design, the development of online library interface capabilities, and website enhancements. 
  • Conduct outreach activities with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that library users are aware of collections, services, and technologies available to them.
  • Effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to various campus constituencies, as well as to outside constituencies as appropriate.


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Education:

Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution required. Second Master’s degree preferred.

The ideal candidate understands learning theory, learning technologies, library user behavior, space design best practices, marketing, demographics, and statistics. Demonstrated expertise in communication and outreach is especially desired. All Stetson librarians are expected to contribute to general reference and research services and function well as a member of a collaborative team. In addition, the successful candidate should have the following: demonstrated ability or potential to engage in publication and professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements; knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in user-centered design in academic libraries, including trends in teaching and learning, online learning, and information literacy; demonstrated teaching or presentation experience; the ability to contribute to a growing and changing library; demonstrated skill with a variety of online tools, especially website management systems; effective communication, marketing, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical and assessment skills; ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
04-09-2018

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
http://www.stetson.edu/other/employment/media/User%20Experience%20and%20Outreach%20Librarian-AsstProf-04102018.pdf

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

Address:
421 N. Woodland Blvd.

City:
DeLand

Zip:
32723

County:
Volusia


Institution Information
Institution Name :
duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University

Address:
421 N. Woodland Blvd.

City:
DeLand

State:
FL

Zip:
32723

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Jennifer Corbin

Contact Email:
jcorbin1@stetson.edu

Contact Phone:
386-822-7178

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Applicants should supply a cover letter, a detailed current vita, and supply the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All information may be submitted electronically to Jennifer Corbin, Director of Public Services, duPont-Ball Library, at jcorbin1@stetson.edu.


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