Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a User Experience and Digital Projects Librarian. We are hiring one individual for a full-time position with an 11-month academic appointment. This is a tenure-track/tenured position with research and service expectations. Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor depending on qualifications.
Reporting to the Dean through the Associate Dean for User Services and the Service Design Librarian, the User Experience and Digital Projects Librarian partners with University Libraries’ collaborators to move an idea through project management workflows for web and digital projects. They will gather product requirements for web and digital library projects, participate in content strategy and strategic planning for the Libraries’ web ecosystem, and facilitate the Digital Project Management Team. As a part of the web team, they will create and design web experiences and develop content for the Libraries’ websites. This person will design and conduct user testing and assessment activities for the online user experience.
Tenure-track responsibilities include engaging in research activities leading to publications and national service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice. In keeping with the University’s charge, the incoming User Experience and Digital Projects Librarian must apply a culturally competent lens to this vital position within our organization to accomplish our mission and to fulfill our core values.
· Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
· Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service for Library and external customers, including creating inclusive and respectful environments
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
· Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
· Experience with web development and technologies (eg: HTML, CSS, Agile, Jira/GitHub)
· Knowledge of Section 508, ADA, and accessibility standards
· Experience with project management
· Experience with Library technology (eg: discovery systems, OAI-PMH, digital repositories)
· Experience with the digital needs of galleries, library, archives, museum, and special collections
· Experience in UX design
The vision of the University Libraries is to be the indispensable hub for discovery, learning, and creativity at Texas A&M. The pillars of this vision are a distinguished collection of information resources unbounded by place and preserved for future generations; a suite of robust services and a dedicated team exceeding customer expectations; an inspirational environment that delights and invites use; and an organizational culture celebrated for its trust, openness to risk and strengthened by its collaboration and diversity.
The Libraries currently rank in the top ten among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries with competitive starting salaries (taking into account the regional cost of living). Current staffing includes approximately 160-170 classified and professional staff and 85-90 faculty. More information can be found at http://library.tamu.edu
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and 3,200 faculty.
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Salary/Benefits: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays; no state or local income tax. Funding is provided for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications must be received by August 25th, 2021 for consideration. Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references. They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal. Tenure-track/Tenured position applicants should use posting number 77152, http://apply.interfolio.com/90185. Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at point of negotiation with the successful applicant.
The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant’s qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.
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