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San Jose State University
Outreach and User Engagement Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

Deadline: March 10, 2019 to
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative librarian to provide leadership in the area of outreach and user engagement. The Outreach and User Engagement Librarian will be responsible for the development and implementation of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience and increase awareness and use of the University Library’s collections, services, and facilities.

? Leads, plans, designs, and coordinates the library’s programming, workshops, and/or events to communicate the library’s value to stakeholders.
? Identifies and implements best practices for more effective delivery of user services to students, faculty and other constituents and works with library and campus partners to implement library engagement programs.
? Use skills and knowledge concerning usability to understand and improve the physical and digital library user experience
? Utilizes user input to collaborate on and contribute to the development of innovative user services.
? Researches and shares knowledge regarding recent trends and developments in outreach, reference services, and user engagement to improve service and operations delivery.
? Coordinates with various stakeholders in the implementation and development of library, campus, and joint initiatives.
? Compiles monthly, quarterly, and annual statistical reports for outreach and user engagement activities.
? Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion.
? Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to assigned departments.
? Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Required Qualifications:
? Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
? Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
? Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs.
? Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
? Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation and information literacy/instruction.
? Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services.
? Experience and/or coursework in improving services and user experience

Application Procedures: For full consideration, upload a) letter of interest, b) curriculum vitae, c) research plan, and d) list of three (3) professional references with contact information.
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