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Social Sciences and User Experience Librarian.

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Job Title: Social Sciences and User Experience Librarian
Department: Olin Libraries, Danforth (Main) Campus
Full-Time – Job ID: 32643
Available immediately
The Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis seek a dynamic and forward-thinking librarian to fill the newly revamped position of Social Sciences and User Experience Librarian.
Essential Duties
The incumbent will select and acquire library materials and serve as liaison to several academic departments and programs; participate in user education activities and subject-specific reference services; assist in training library staff and students; and participate in relevant professional development activities. As User Experience Librarian s/he will advocate for an exceptional user experience on all platforms across the entire Libraries’ digital services and resources for the campus community, and coordinate a range of activities to assess the digital trends and needs of a broad user community. Specifically, the librarian will:
  • Engage in collection development and outreach activities for one or more social science subject areas.  Maintain resources and collections in support of these programs and departments.   Participate in relevant instruction and training activities. Provide broad-based, and subject-specific, research assistance to the WUSTL community. Contribute to scholarly communications support by educating and informing faculty, students, and campus administrators about scholarly communication issues and trends.
  • Advocate for an exceptional user experience on all platforms across all the Libraries’ digital services and resources for our user community, and coordinate a range of activities to assess the digital behaviors and needs of a broad user community.
  • With the Assessment Coordinator, the librarian will coordinate analysis and reporting on library web site usage, to support recommendations for digital library service and web site development; with subject and departmental librarians, the incumbent will ensure that library services and resources are promoted and supported on all user platforms; with the Communications Librarian, the librarian will represent the library digital communications strategies with WUSTL Office of Communications and other communications stakeholders throughout the University.
  • Develop templates and other resources for web accessibility, usability, interface consistency and assessment, working collaboratively with the Libraries’ web development and technical team to provide broad support to the Libraries’ web development initiatives.
  • Provide or coordinate training and support to other staff, in the areas of accessibility, digital communications and digital collaboration, and maintains a current knowledge of user-centered design trends.
  • Participate in library, campus, regional and national committees and projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or appointed.
Required Qualifications: 
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to operationalize project requirements
  • Competency in translating technical concepts to users and staff
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and alone equally well while meeting project timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter
  • Ability to deal with rapidly changing professional environment
  • Demonstrated service attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to working in a diverse environment
  • Ability travel occasionally to satellite campus locations and offices.  Professional travel may be required.
Salary Range: The hiring range for this position is $3,703 – $4,813 monthly.
EOE Statement:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, protected veteran, or disability status.
Application Information:  Applications must be submitted online at Reference job #32643.  For full consideration, attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references (including e-mail & phone number).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Two Positions Open – Guilford College Hege Library, Greensboro, N.C.‏

1) Instructional Technology Librarian:

2) Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian:

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John Foster & Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship. Princeton University, Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton, New Jersey. Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2016.

John Foster & Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship
Princeton University, Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton, New Jersey

The Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. For information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit:

The 2016 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services, and the Digital Archivist.  Projects for 2016 include:  conducting a survey of audio visual materials held within the University Archives and Public Policy Papers, researching and creating policies and procedures for web archiving quality control, and enhancing subject access to Mudd’s collections. Additionally, the Fellow will participate in the reference rotation, as well as conduct research for and assist in the installation of one or more exhibits. Previous fellows and their work are listed here.

The Mudd Library is a state-of-the-art repository housing the Princeton University Archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use Mudd Library’s reading room each year, and its staff field some 2,000 electronic, mail, and telephone inquiries annually. A progressive processing program, the use of new technologies, and an emphasis on access and public service have ensured that Mudd Library’s collections are ever more available.

The ten- to twelve-week fellowship program, which may be started as early as May, provides a stipend of $775 per week. In addition, travel,registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting in August will be reimbursed.

Requirements: Successful completion of at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in American history is preferred. The Library highly encourages applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.

To apply : Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Applications must be received by Monday, March 7, 2016. Skype interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 15.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.

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