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User Experience and Web Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst- Du Bois Library (Amherst)

User Experience and Web Services Librarian
Librarian I or II

The UMass Amherst Libraries seeks a dynamic and innovative User Experience and Web Services Librarian. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Technology, this position is instrumental in developing, implementing and assessing user interfaces in support of all departments in the library. It functions as part of a collaborative, user oriented team that supports library information systems and infrastructure. It also contributes to the overall Library Technology Services support effort.

For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/500492/user-experience-and-web-services-librarian
Submit a letter of application, resume, cover letter, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by August 31st for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree – from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.or Master’s degree in another area combined with minimum one (1) year experience administering library management systems.
2. Experience with common web development and/or usability testing techniques
3. Experience with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript;
4. Experience testing interfaces for usability and/or accessibility
5. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.

6. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.

7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
8. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
9. Strong diagnostic skills and considerable comfort with both the Windows and Linux environment.
10. Advanced computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Windows, macOS and/or Linux
11. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
12. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.
13. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
14. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
15. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
16. Understanding, appreciation and experience with the goals of higher education.

Preferred:
1. Coursework in user experience research methods
2. Experience working in a library or educational environment
3. Experience with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics;

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

54,000-60,500

Closing Date

August 31,2019

How to Apply

http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/500492/user-experience-and-web-services-librarian
Submit a letter of application, resume, cover letter, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by August 31st for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted

2019-06-27 |  Quick link to this job