Librarian, User Engagement

University of the West Indies - Sidney Martin Library (SML)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Librarian, User Engagement in the Sidney Martin Library (SML), at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados: 


  • A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, User Experience (UX) Design, Instructional Technology, or other relevant area
  • Ideally three years work experience
  • Experience researching user needs (via surveys, focus groups, usability testing, etc.)
  • A clear understanding of the dynamics of change in libraries 

The successful candidate is expected to have: 

  • Experience working directly with students and faculty in an academic environment (e.g., UX librarian, reference, liaison librarian, faculty member, etc.)
  • Classroom or web-based teaching practice
  • Project management skills
  • Experience managing an institutional website, mobile applications, and/or social media outlets 

The successful candidate is also expected to possess excellent oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. 

The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties as soon as possible. 

Detailed applications (two copies) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience and biodata and three (3) signed up-to-date referee reports should be sent as soon as possible to The Assistant Registrar (Human Resources), The University of the West Indies, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, BB11000.  Fax (246) 417-0330; Email:  If your first and higher degrees were obtained from different Universities, please provide a referee report from each University and one referee should be a member of your present organization. A Job Application Pack is available from our website: 

The closing date for applications September 26, 2017.

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