I think this depends a bit on the size of your institution. Where I am at
we have barely enough funding to have a small number of librarians. I
think you are right in so far is places should have a dedicated usability
person, but this is not always possible.
On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Andrew Darby <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Hello, all. This is perhaps a bit off-topic, but I was wondering how many
> of you have a dedicated usability person as part of your development team.
> Right now, we have a sort of ad hoc Usability Team, and I'd like to make a
> pitch for hiring someone who will have the time and inclination to manage
> this effort more effectively.
> Anything you'd care to share (on-list or off-) would be welcome. I'm
> especially curious about whether or not this is a full-time responsibility
> for someone in your organization or if it's shared with another job
> function; if you find this position is working out well or you wish you'd
> spent the money on more robots instead; where this person resides in your
> org chart; what sort of qualifications you looked for when hiring; etc.
> Andrew Darby
> Head, Web & Emerging Technologies
> University of Miami Libraries