[Web4lib] Position announcement: Web Interaction and Usability Specialist at Emory University

Maurice York maurice.york at emory.edu
Thu Nov 16 17:14:07 EST 2006


The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University seeks a Web
Interaction and Usability Specialist who is excited about envisioning
and implementing new technology initiatives for a rapidly growing top
25 business school Library. The Library provides business information
services to the academic community with a strong commitment to both
desktop delivery of information and consultation and instruction.
Individuals who are interested in participating in a team-based,
collaborative environment and see challenges as exciting opportunities
for change are encouraged to apply.


Provides leadership in research and development for innovative
web-based information delivery for the Goizueta Business Library and
manages the Goizueta Business Library web presence.

Strategic responsibilities:
•	Leads and develops innovative public web services and systems within
an established technical infrastructure;
•	Identifies needs and establishes priorities for web and other
technology initiatives in collaboration with Goizueta Business Library
•	Tracks trends, investigates new technologies such as Web 2.0, and
makes recommendations to enhance the delivery of electronic
•	Provides oversight for the user experience of the web site; and
•	Collaborates with the respective technology teams in the General
Libraries and the Goizueta Business School.

Tactical responsibilities:
•	Develops web authoring standards and functional requirements for web
applications development;
•	Provides technical support for the collaborative publishing needs of
Librarian subject matter experts;
•	Conducts website assessment including usability studies;
•	Applies web technologies to enhance Library instruction; and
•	Manages a web-based faculty Working Papers database.

Qualifications: Required: Master's Degree in Human-Computer
Interaction, Information Design, Library or Information Science, or
related field and minimum of 2 years experience designing, developing
and/or managing web sites. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging web
technologies such as 2.0, standard web authoring tools, XHTML and CSS.
Knowledge of web-related best practices and issues relevant to
information architecture and/or user centered design processes.
Experience conducting usability studies. Experience documenting
procedures. Demonstrated successful project management skills.
Dedicated to a customer-centered service model. Excellent
communication skills.
Preferred: Demonstrated conceptual ability for applying technology to
information and research services. Visual design skills. Experience
with web content management systems and/or Macromedia Contribute.
Experience developing web-accessible databases in PHP/MYSQL.
Familiarity with digital library initiatives.
Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank based on qualifications and
experience. Comprehensive benefits package, including tuition
benefits.  Several retirement plan options, including TIAA/CREF.
Generous support for moving expenses.

Include a link to your web portfolio or include a list of URLs to your
work samples; identify your role on each. Send letter of application,
resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three
references to: Dianne M. Smith, Library Human Resources Officer,
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-2870.
Applications may be faxed to 404/727-0805 or e-mailed to
libln at emory.edu.  Application review underway and continues until the
position is successfully filled.

The Goizueta Business Library is a part of the Emory University
General Libraries. Its mission is to play a key role in meeting the
research and academic business information needs of a top 25 business
school. The library provides business information services to the
Goizueta Business School community (faculty, students, and staff),
with a strong commitment to innovative approaches to the teaching,
learning and delivery of information services.

Maurice York
Team Leader, Circulation and E-Learning Services
Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
mcyork at emory.edu

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