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. This person 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.
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 https:// 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.
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
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally
Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability
to take initiative
Experience with web development and technologies (eg: HTML, CSS, Agile,
Knowledge of Section 508, ADA, and accessibility standards
Experience with project management
Experience with Library technology (eg: discovery systems, OAI-PMH,
Experience with the digital needs of galleries, library, archives, museum,
and special collections
Experience in UX design
Applications must be received by August 17, 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 for the Tenure-track/Tenured position at
Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at
point of negotiation with the successful applicant. Please direct questions to
Aimee Upton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.