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University of Michigan University Library
Interface Designer/Librarian
Scholarly Publishing Office

The Scholarly Publishing Office (SPO) of the University of Michigan
University Library is seeking an Interface Designer for a full-time,
two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The SPO Interface Designer works in a team environment for online publishing
of scholarly literature.  The Interface Designer will be responsible for
improving the appearance and functionality of SPO¹s publications and the
user interface to its publishing system, using open standards for web design
and open-source content management systems.  Projects for the first year may
include:  design of publishing environment for digitalculturebooks (a
collaborative book publishing project with UM Press); interface
specification for a database of 20 disciplinarily related journals;
assessment and implementation of strategies to increase the discoverability
of SPO publications; participation in a review of electronic publishing


- Working in coordination with SPO production and programming staff, design
and deploy attractive and functional user-centered publication interfaces.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of SPO interfaces and functionality with user
testing, online surveys, log analysis, and focus groups. (20%)
- Enhance the functionality of digital library and publishing software by
working with others to implement changes across SPO publications. (15%)
- Consult with other SPO and University Library staff on interface and
usability testing. (10%)
- Document interface features for end users and other digital library
developers. (5%)

The services of SPO are part of the Library¹s service to the University of
Michigan, and are developed in keeping with the Library¹s concern about
issues of intellectual property, long-term retention and archiving of
content, and its support of scholarship in all forms.

SPO is currently responsible for the online publication of a range of
scholarly literature, including significant text-based journal collections,
scholarly monographs, conference proceedings, scholarly bibliographies, and
image collections.

SPO is a highly collaborative work environment in which staff engage in both
the daily work of publishing and in broader discussions of scholarly
communication and the transformational potential of digital communication
technology.  All staff are involved in direction-setting, in articulating a
vision of the library as scholarly publisher, and in putting that vision
into practice.  We have an inclination toward open sourcing software and
balanced, pragmatic approaches to problems.  We work to embrace emerging
technology standards and best practices of the digital library community.


Required:  ALA-accredited MLA -OR- Bachelor¹s degree plus three years of
relevant experience working with web-based design or an MA in a related
field such as graphic design.  Knowledge of XHTML, and CSS.  Experience
developing interfaces for online information resources.  Familiarity with
theory and practice of usability testing an information architecture.
Strong computer skills.  Excellent written and oral skills.  Ability to work
in a team environment.

Desired:  Experience in graphic design for electronic media.  Knowledge of
and experience with digital libraries or electronic publishing.  Knowledge
of XML and XSLT.  Proficiency with software in Adobe Creative Suite.
Experience using online scholarly resources. Familiarity with computer
programming, scripting, and databases.

Rank, Salary, and Leave: Rank is anticipated at Web Designer Senior /
Assistant Librarian. Salary range is $35,000 - $50,000 annually, dependent
on qualifications, education & previous relevant experience of selected
candidate. Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year & 15
days of sick leave a year with opportunities for professional development
and travel.

Retirement: TIAA/CREF or Fidelity Investments

To Apply: Non-librarian candidates should apply through the University of
Employment Website (http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/) and search on Job ID 11718.

Those applying for this position at the librarian level are encouraged to
send a cover letter and resume to Library Human Resources - by email to
[EMAIL PROTECTED] or by U.S. Mail to Library Human Resources, 404 Hatcher
Graduate Library North, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2007
and continue until the position is filled.

University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

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