SPEC Kit 322: Library User Experience ·  193
University of Michigan
User Experience (UX) Specialist
Qualifications
Required
ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library or Information Science or an equivalent
combination of a relevant advanced degree in Graphic Design, UxD, HCI, or significant
professional experience in a related field.
Knowledge and experience in areas of user research and usability methods, design, and
analysis.
Experience creating concept sketches, flow diagrams, wire frames, and mock-ups.
Excellent written and oral skills. Ability to work independently and in a team
environment. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
Desired
Experience creating complete interface designs and web graphics.
Experience designing and/or evaluating Library Systems (e.g., digital libraries, OPACs,
library websites) or other complex, data-rich websites.
Experience designing and/or evaluating mobile interfaces.
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite software, diagramming software (e.g., Omnigraffle,
Visio), screen recording software (e.g., Camtasia, Morae, UserVue), assistive technology
(e.g., JAWS).
Familiarity with accessibility coding standards, validation tools, and evaluation
techniques.
Experience creating and editing web pages using HTML & CSS or web authoring software
(e.g., Dreamweaver).
Familiarity with XML, XSLT, Drupal, Javascript.
Experience conducting log/web use statistics analysis.
BENEFITS, RANK, & SALARY
Final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications; position is anticipated to be filled at the
Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level. Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year;
15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits as well as opportunities for professional
development and travel. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Send cover letter & resume (as email attachments please) to libhumres@umich.edu directed to the attention
of Robert Campe; Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of
Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. For further information, call 734 764-2546.
Questions about the job description may be emailed to Suzanne Chapman, User Experience
Department Manager at suzchap@umich.edu
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