Assessment and User Experience Researcher

Requisition # 2022-15264
Date Posted 3 months ago(7/21/2022 7:54 AM)
Library-Information Technology
Job Type




Princeton University Library seeks two researchers to join the newly formed Assessment and User Experience team. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in designing useful, usable, desirable, and accessible libraries. 


As a member of the Assessment and User Experience (AUX) team, you will support the ongoing and targeted assessment of Library services–physical and virtual–through conducting user research, assessment data analysis, participating in research and assessment projects, and providing general support for the advancement of evidence-based, user-centric, data-driven decision making. 


In this role, you will combine design thinking, analytical ability, universal design, customer service, and creativity to work closely with service managers, product owners, and stakeholders to develop and conduct user research using qualitative and quantitative data and methods. You will also support the AUX infrastructure by ensuring data collection methods are appropriate and accurate, maintain a repository of UX and assessment reports and artifacts, and provide training and best practices documentation


This is a new team and a great opportunity to build something at one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of over 5,200 undergraduates, 2,900 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. The Princeton University Library has a main library and eight specialized libraries with data-visualization labs, a makerspace, and a maps-geospatial information center. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.


These are two full-time, permanent positions that report to the Assistant Director for Library Assessment and User Experience. Perks include working as a team member, training opportunities, and HR benefits.

Princeton University Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University's commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about Princeton University Library's work toward greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see Library's "About" page.


  • User Research

Design and conduct user research studies in collaboration with stakeholders and service managers while integrating a mixed method approach using qualitative and quantitative data 


  • Assessment Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting 


Conduct assessment research and data analysis using a variety of data sources and create and maintain transparent procedures for library staff access to data 


  • UX and Assessment Design and Consultations 

Serve on working groups, project teams, and committees to provide a user experience perspective and integrate accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion into user research and project design 


  • Documentation, Training, and AUX Infrastructure 

Create and maintain documentation of UX  and assessment best practices, tools, and methodologies as a resource for library staff 




  • 5+ years of experience designing and conducting assessment and user research studies using qualitative and quantitative methods 
  • Excellent communication skills including reporting on assessment and user research findings and recommendations 
  • Experience with business intelligence software, report design, data visualization, or other data analysis tools such as Tableau or Google Data Studio
  • Familiarity with universal design and accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.1
  • Familiarity with user privacy and assessment ethics best practices  
  • Sophisticated analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team



Please submit a cover letter with your application materials.



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required


Experience Level

Mid-Senior Level



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