Head, Discovery & User Experience (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Indiana University Bloomington
June 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Seeking innovative, collaborative, adaptable librarian to lead Department of Discovery & User Experience (D&UX). Will provide leadership and vision for development of continuously evolving range of services, discovery systems, and online interfaces that support users and ensure consistent and successful online and in-person experience. Responsibilities: Lead the development of coordinated user experience vision and strategy across variety of services, spaces, and complex information systems (such as integrated library systems, large scale websites or web applications); develop and coordinate projects to test and improve the user experience of systems, services, and spaces; lead efforts to assess interfaces, identify gaps, and develop and implement strategies to redesign and improve user processes; oversee development and integration of library services with campus online environments including course management system and campus administrative portals; manage and lead staff of D&UX specialists to ensure all user interfaces incorporate user-centered research, design, testing, and best practices; actively collaborate with library departments and teams, University Information Technology Services, and other library and university stakeholders to incorporate UX strategies and best practices into all spaces and service points. For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians.To Apply: applications received by Friday, July 6, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position remains open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; candidates with advanced degree in relevant subject area and appropriate experience in academic setting will also be considered; three years’ experience working in academic libraries; significant experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies, and usability studies; significant experience and success in leading a department or team, and working cross-functionally to manage projects, workflows, or systems; demonstrated experience and success as participatory team member, individual contributor to projects, and in working collaboratively across variety of library and university units; demonstrated experience with web content management systems (such as Drupal, WordPress, SpringShare vended products and other similar applications), APIs, web services, and database-driven web applications; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf). Preferred: additional advanced degree in human-computer interaction, information science, technical communication or related field; supervisory experience in public services or user experience departments in academic or research library.
About Indiana University Bloomington
Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.
The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libr...aries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars’ Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.
The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future. Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust). The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990’s, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries’ open-access publishing initiatives.