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Head, Discovery & User Experience (Assist. Librarian or Assoc. Librarian)

Indiana University-Bloomington, Libraries

Job Title: Head, Discovery & User Experience (Assist. Librarian or Assoc. Librarian)
Job Location: Bloomington , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2018-06-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description


Head, Discovery & User Experience (Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)
Indiana University-Bloomington

PLEASE NOTE: FULL CONSIDERATION DATE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 - 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.

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Job Requirements

Required: ALA accredited masterís 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 yearsí 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 (

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.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Applications received by Friday, August 17, 2018 will be given full consideration.

Position remains open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

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:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to 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.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jennifer Chaffin, Director as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jennifer Chaffin, Director
Libraries HR, Herman B Wells Library 205
Indiana University, 1320 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington , IN 47405
United States
Phone: 812-855-8196
Fax: 812-855-2576

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