The Indiana University Digital Library Program has an immediate opening 
for a Usability and Interface Specialist

If interested, you must apply online at  Refer to position 
number #00011653.

Usability and Interface Specialist - PA12/PA13

Under moderate supervision, the Usability and Interface Specialist 
(UIS) will work collaboratively with members of the Digital Library 
Program (DLP) and others to develop user-centered designs for web sites 
and applications that deliver digital collections, resources, and 
services to Indiana University affiliates including students, faculty 
and researchers and the general public. Responsibilities include: 
evaluating user needs following standard usability methods, 
establishing user requirements, designing prototypes and production 
user interfaces, and implementing and testing final designs according 
to web and accessibility standards and best practices. In the course of 
project development, the UIS will participate in planning, formulating 
objectives, and preparing proposals that inform the design of a digital 
resource; developing interfaces for web sites and web applications; 
preparing technical documentation; writing help documentation and other 
contextual content; and providing training. The UIS will coordinate 
usability assessment for the DLP and serve as a usability consultant 
for the Libraries.



A bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of related experience is required; 
advanced study or equivalent research experience is highly desirable

Experience and/or training in the following areas: formal usability 
test design,
implementation, and reporting

Experience in graphic and/or user interface design

Expert knowledge of web design standards (HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript)

Experience in the development of complex web sites

Experience in the use of Windows, Macintosh, and Unix systems

Experience in the use of an academic library and online information resources

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Must work well in a team environment


Experience in systems analysis or programming of complex software systems

Experience with XML and XML-related technologies such as XST and XSLT

Familiarity with metadata and document representation standards such as 
MODS, Dublin Core, MARC, METS, TEI and EAD