Assessment & User Experience Librarian (Oberlin College & Conservatory)


The Assessment & User Experience (UX) Librarian provides leadership in three innovative areas: reference and instructional support of the curricular goals of the College, library assessment activities within the Oberlin College Libraries (OCL), and the development and implementation of activities and project designed to enhance the overall user experience within OCL. The Assessment and User Experience Librarian develops relationships, seeks out opportunities, and organizes and facilitates the delivery of data driven initiatives that meet the assessment and user experience objectives of Oberlin College and OCL.

Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin, Ohio
Application Deadline: 
Review of applications to begin on July 14, 2017
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This position serves as a member of the OCL’s Core Reference Team in collaboration with the Academic Commons Coordinator, the Outreach and Programming Librarian, the Information Literacy and Special Initiatives Librarian, the East Asian Studies Librarian, and the Reference and Academic Commons Assistant. The incumbent provides individualized reference services to students, faculty, and the wider community by staffing the Research Desk and conducting research appointments, and relevant course- related instructional sessions, in partnership with the faculty, that advance the teaching and learning mission of Oberlin College. This is an 11.5 month Administrative and Professional Staff position that reports to the Assistant Director/Head of Public Services.

This position also has interconnectivity with the Archives and Special Collections Department; the Art, Conservatory, and Science libraries; the Collections and Acquisitions Librarian; the Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian; the Discovery and Metadata Services Librarian; and the Digital Initiatives Librarian. The incumbent also serves as the Department of Public Services’ liaison to the Department of Technical Services.

It is important that the incumbent recognizes and values how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is an essential part of our College and Conservatory culture and is prepared to use a DEI lens to inform practices and behaviors both inside and outside of the Oberlin College Libraries.