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Company name : Colorado State University

Vacant position : UX Librarian

Company location : Fort Collins, CO

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Fort Collins, CO

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Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

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The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes Morgan Library, the primary library, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library, a branch library located in CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries’ mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries’ physical and digital spaces.

The Library Technology Services team plays an important part in achieving the strategic goals and priorities of CSU Libraries (https://lib.colostate.edu/about/strategic-plan/) by administering, developing and supporting library applications and technologies. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the library, the university and the profession, we strive to create user centered systems that enhance discovery and preservation of knowledge resources and services.

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on


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Position Summary

The UX Librarian will be instrumental in ensuring a seamless, exciting and empowering online user experience for staff and users by eliminating barriers to managing, discovering and using library resources and services. The person in this position will be responsible for creating a deep understanding of Libraries’ online user behavior by employing industry standard UX assessment methods and analysis. They will actively work with the Library Technology Services team and library staff to apply their findings to create, change and inform solutions that build a cohesive user experience across a wide variety of applications and discovery methods.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, Information Systems, User Experience, Design or related field
Current knowledge of User Experience (UX) testing techniques, standards and best practices
Knowledge of user-centered design principles and their application to web technologies, including accessibility and universal design
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how they relate to the mission of the CSU Libraries

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders and IT teams to identify and implement effective technology solutions
Experience with library management systems that support discovery and delivery, such as integrated library systems (ILS), electronic resource management systems (ERMS), discovery interfaces or resource sharing systems

Special Instructions to Applicants

At Colorado State University, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than words – they are a call to action. The CSU Libraries supports this vision with a commitment to boosting equitable access to knowledge by eliminating barriers to discovery. We seek candidates from a rich diversity of lived experiences who are excited to work with users in an inclusive university community that welcomes and affirms diversity of people, identities, perspectives, and ideas.

Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about and communicate how their skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.

For full consideration, please apply by 4/25/2022 at 11:59 pm (MT). Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume that address how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants needing assistance or accommodations may contact Kris Seidel at kris.seidel@colostate.edu.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160,
(970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact

Emily Claffey, emily.claffey@colostate.edu.

Essential Duties

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User Experience (UX) research and analysis


Conduct effective UX research and assessment with library groups, users and stakeholders across the institution to generate evidence for effective change
Plan and run usability tests, focus groups, contextual interviews and other methods of learning about online user experience
Use existing data sources and analytics to observe and analyze usage patterns, customer preferences, and emerging trends in library technologies
Summarize and synthesize analysis into concrete recommendations for changes, improvements, and innovations in the provision of library applications and resources
Work in partnership with team and colleagues to translate findings to ensure a seamless experience across Libraries systems

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UX Design


Enable discovery of the Libraries’ knowledge resources including electronic resources, digital collections, electronic resources, data and services by understanding and removing barriers to access with UX design recommendations
Stay abreast of existing systems and new developments in the field that can contribute to continuous improvement of discovery and access of library resources
Contribute to achieving a seamless virtual experience for users across library systems regardless of location on or off our physical campus

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Implementation, administration and troubleshooting


Identify needs and improvements to technology applications and systems and prioritize development of solutions according to effort, impact and resources
Collaborate with developers and other administrators to implement changes and improvements to library applications in order to improve user experience, including completing administration of relevant systems
Participate in IT project request process by assessing need, planning, and implementing according to recommendations
Act as product owner and/or administrator of library applications as needed in collaboration with team
Collaborate with library colleagues in metadata, digital collections, instruction and others to diagnose and determine solutions to user experience issues or problems

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Professional Development and Service


Engage in professional development that incorporates goals, career paths and competency areas.
Attend conferences, seminars and workshops to ensure continued professional development
Participate on campus committees, councils and user groups to increase campus-level knowledge and awareness, when appropriate to departmental needs
Participate in local, state, and national activities for relevant professional associations
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, participate in diversity initiatives to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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