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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

F/T - User Experience Web Presence Lib, Del Co Com Coll (PA)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) located outside of Philadelphia in beautiful Media, PA seeks a full-time reference librarian who will hold the title, User Experience and Web Presence Librarian.

Basic Information:
Job posting active from: January 3, 2017 - February 3, 2017
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
Immediate Supervisor: Dean, Student Support Services

Application Materials: The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at or send electronic only (in MS Word or .PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume, unofficial transcripts and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than February 3, 2017. 

Salary: A minimum starting salary of $58,314 and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit package are provided.

The successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153.

Detailed Information:
Faculty librarians at Delaware County Community College are responsible for providing reference and research instruction to students, faculty, and staff.  This includes staffing reference according to departmental needs; providing individual, group, and classroom instruction; and developing instructional material that supports the overall Information Literacy program.  The User Experience and Web Presence Librarian provides strategic planning, oversight, and maintenance of Library/the Learning Commons’ virtual presence to ensure students, faculty, staff, and community needs are met.  This includes developing an overall strategy to maintain and expand the Library/Learning Commons’ web presence on the public website, College portal, and in the learning management system in collaboration with the other faculty librarians and Learning Commons staff.   The User Experience and Web Presence Librarian will perform user needs and usability assessments to inform the innovation of Library and Learning Commons content in the online environment.  In addition to collection development responsibilities for assigned academic departments, this librarian will serve as the Library/Learning Commons liaison to the Online Learning Department to address the needs of all online students and faculty.
The College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties. It is the seventh largest post-secondary institution in undergraduate enrollment in the Greater Philadelphia region, serving nearly 27,000 credit and non-credit students annually with a comprehensive array of programs, including computer-based and distance-learning classes.
Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to providing reference and research instruction based on the staffing needs of the Library/Learning Commons.  Instruct students, faculty, and staff in the general use of library materials and accessing online information resources.  Provide reference and research instruction in-person in the Library/Learning Commons, and virtually through chat and email services.  Create library-specific educational material including handouts, guides, and tutorials; Instruction: Provide individual, group, and classroom information literacy and research instruction in all modalities, including course-integrated classes, online and in-person workshops, and other formats based on the staffing needs of the Library/Learning Commons.  Create educational materials to support instructional activities; Collection Development: Contribute to the collection development activities of the Library/Learning Commons.  Work with assigned academic departments including the Online Learning Department and other campus offices to identify, select, acquire, and ensure the availability of relevant and related materials.  Set priorities for the assigned academic departments and other campus offices related to the Library’s collection.  Build and maintain the Library’s collection in an evolving academic and scholarly environment; Web Presence: In collaboration with the other faculty librarians, Learning Commons staff, and the College’s web services/PR departments, maintain an attractive, full-featured, dynamic Library/Learning Commons website to support the mission of being a 24/7 provider of academic support services to the College community.  Develop and implement web applications, leveraging the data exchange and web service capabilities of the Learning Commons and College information systems, to enhance the internal and student-facing work of the Library/Learning Commons. Develop a strategy to integrate this content into the College’s learning management system, portal, and public website in collaboration with faculty librarian colleagues; User Experience: Design and coordinate ongoing usability and Web accessibility testing of the Library/Learning Commons’ Web presence, including the public website, College portal, and the College’s learning management system.  Liaise with Online Learning faculty and staff to ensure online students have equitable access to all the library’s services, including: knowledge collection, research /reference instruction, and services such as document delivery.  Work with students, faculty, and staff to gather appropriate data through the Library/Learning Commons’ systems.  Contribute to, and comply with, relevant guidelines, including but not limited to data governance and privacy.
DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and a minimum of two years’ experience in an academic library setting providing reference and instruction; Ability to meet set deadlines; Familiarity with Web accessibility standards; Proficiency with HTML, CSS and Wed scripting languages to customize the Library and Learning Commons’ Web presence and facilitate data exchange between information systems; Demonstrated experience using the suite of Springshare products, including LibGuides, CMS, LibInsight, LibWizard, and LibAnswers; Experience working with a College Learning Management System; Ability to work with a diverse staff and community college constituency; Service-oriented, positive attitude, and good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Ability to work independently under minimal direct supervision; Demonstrable commitment to professional development, including but not limited to the areas of online learning, Web development, and assessing user experiences; Experience with web design projects demonstrated through a portfolio. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working on large-scale team-based projects; Experience integrating library content into a Learning Management System such as Canvas; Familiarity with usability testing and user experience design principles; Familiarity with Drupal; Familiarity with principles of data minimization, patron privacy, and data governance.