User Experience and Project Management Librarian

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Created: January 5, 2018


The IUPUI University Library seeks a User Experience (UX) and Project Management Librarian to be a part of the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, and Operations Team. This UX and PM Librarian will lead the user-centric, ongoing development of the library’s web presence, employing student and faculty focused usability testing and industry standards to inform, and project management skills to organize timely work completion. The library’s web presence includes: our website, research guides, over 80 digital collections, institutional and data repositories, open publishing services, digital humanities projects, a discovery system, and other digital interfaces. The UX and PM Librarian participates in all stages of web site development – from concept to implementation. She/He will have a passion for innovative problem solving and be the key translator between expressed web interface needs and the technologists who make the web designs a reality. The UX and PM Librarian works in a highly collaborative cross-unit environment including with other academic technologists on broad scale, grant funded, national digital library solution efforts.  In an ever-changing technology environment the UX and PM Librarian will need to be able to quickly learn and implement new technologies.

The UX and PM Librarian reports to the Associate Dean of Digital Scholarship and works closely with the Head of Operations (library technology team).  The UX and PM Librarian will demonstrate the potential to fulfill the requirements for promotion and tenure and an understanding of IUPUI’s mission, “to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.”

Primary Responsibilities

Project Management
Scope, plan, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Communicate project priorities and goals with project stakeholders, developers, and library-wide staff.
Create and maintain project documentation.
Participate, as needed, on library committees. May provide advice or assistance to other units within the University Library regarding user research or interface issues.

Interface Design
Create concept sketches, flow diagrams, wireframes, mockups, and html prototypes.
Create complete visual designs and web-ready graphics.
Conduct ongoing research into the development of new interface capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends.
User Research
Design and conduct user research/usability studies using a variety of techniques (e.g. formal/informal usability testing, online surveys, card sorting, interviews, observations, focus groups, participatory design).
Conduct regular web analytics to identify opportunities for improvement.
Conduct web accessibility audits.

Required Qualifications
An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently, contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a project group.

Additional Qualifications-It is expected that the Librarian will be highly proficient in at least 5 of the following qualifications with no predetermined preferred combination.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop additional skills through library supported professional development.

Creating complete interface designs and web-ready graphics.
Utilizing graphics software and prototyping software (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator).
Designing and/or evaluating library systems or other complex websites.
Designing and/or evaluating mobile interfaces.
Employing a variety of user research/usability methods.
Employing web accessibility standards and coding techniques.
Conducting web analytics analysis.
Creating concept sketches, flow diagrams, wire frames, and mock-ups.
Utilizing collaborative programming tools such as Confluence, Jira , GitHub, or similar.
Coding experience (possible languages include: HTML5, CSS, XML HP, JavaScript, XSLT, and/or  CSS)
Utilizing open source software such as: Drupal, DSpace, Open Journal System, Fedora, Hydra/Samvera.
Programming in Ruby on Rails, Javascript or other languages.
Working in agile programming environment.
Managing complex projects including delegation of work and timeline creation.
A degree or training in a relevant technology oriented field (e.g., Project Management, Graphic Design, UxD, HCI, Digital Humanities) is desired but not required.


Published: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 16:31 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 16:31 UTC