Assessment & Analytics Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

at University of Texas at Austin (view profile)
Published September 11, 2023
Location 101 East 21st Street, Austin, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 52,000.00
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Purpose: This position is part of a small team that works collaboratively to design and implement assessment strategies that allow UT libraries to make well-informed decisions, communicate our impact, and continuously improve.


  • Coordinates with other library units to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data in order to identify and prioritize evolving user needs and formulate recommendations for improvement.
  • Creates data visualizations to communicate assessment results.
  • Assists with data collection and report preparation for various organizations (ARL, ACRL, IPEDS, etc.) and from a variety of platforms (Alma/Primo, LibInsight, Qualtrics, etc.).
  • Consults with library colleagues about following best practices and implementing effective methods for assessment planning, data gathering and analysis, and ways to use findings that drive continuous improvement.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of tools and processes to collect and store library data.
  • Designs and leads assessment training sessions for colleagues and campus constituents as needed.
  • Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, and participates in local, state and/or national professional organizations.
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated understanding of applied quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies.
  • Expertise in relevant software applications, including Excel or statistical analysis software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage complex workflows.
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative and creative energy.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, especially when presenting data.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.
  • Experience using data visualization tools and techniques to communicate assessment results.
  • Experience analyzing data generated from integrated library systems and other relevant platforms.
  • Experience in project management, data analysis, and formulating recommendations for improvement.
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives.
  • Experience working appropriately with sensitive and confidential materials and situations.
  • Demonstrated experience with relationship building, internally and externally.

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Salary Range: $52,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Typical library conditions.

Work Shift: Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as arranged with manager. Flexible work arrangements available with up to 3 remote days/week.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor.
  • Letter of interest