The Jesuit University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks an engaged, innovative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of User Experience /Web Design Librarian. In our search for a new colleague, we look for someone with expertise in web design and user experience who is looking to contribute to a collaborative vision for library systems. This individual will help assess, improve, and integrate library web interfaces to support a cohesive library web presence and seamless resource discovery for our patrons. The User Experience / Web Design Librarian provides technical & design expertise as well as broad coordination for the assessment, accessibility, and functionality of the library’s digital and technology initiatives. The position will work closely with staff in all library departments to provide library services to support USF’s diverse and socially responsible learning community.
The User Experience / Web Design Librarian will have primary responsibility for the assessment, integration, and usability of the library’s web interfaces for resource discovery, including, but not limited to, the integrated library system (III/WebPac/Encore), discovery service (EBSCO/EDS), resource guides and room booking services (Springshare), digital and special collections systems, and library web sites. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing assessment strategies (service design methodologies, customer journey mapping, usability testing) to test the usability, accessibility, and effectiveness of the library’s web presence, and acting on that feedback to improve library systems web interfaces. In addition, this position will provide regular reports on the usage of all elements of the library’s web presence to inform library workflows and communicate the impact of library digital services on the student experience. Additional duties include: communication with library staff regarding web interface functionality, configuration, and accessibility; working closely with University departments such as ITS, web services, and the Office of Marketing and Communication to harmonize library web strategies with University policy; collaborating with library and University staff to develop strategies for assessment and improvement of library services.
Librarians at the University of San Francisco are expected and encouraged to participate in local and national professional organizations; engage in service to the USF community; act as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and may have other duties as assigned. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association (USFFA), an AFT collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.
XML, APIs, web services, open source software development, content management systems, or other comparable tools. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively in a library technology environment that offers 24/7 information access. Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.
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