Senior Student Assistant Specialist - Library UX

The New School New York , NY 10007

Posted 3 months ago

The Digital Library and Technical Services (DLTS) department within the Libraries and Archives is looking for a dynamic student willing to work for 10-15 hours/week to improve user interface issues within our new online catalog and applications. This position is a Fall/Summer position. This position reports to the Systems Manager within the DLTS department, but may work on projects within any department in the Libraries & Archives.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements of the libraries web services, including the online catalog, the website, and other online services

  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps for stakeholder review

  • Assessing taxonomy and design elements (is a button more appropriate or a checkbox) for ease of use and patron understanding

  • Developing UI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how applications function and look like

  • Testing applications within mobile, tablet and desktop environments to guarantee responsiveness

  • Identifying and troubleshoot UX problems

  • Testing UI components for accessibility compliance

  • Conducting think-aloud exercises with student, staff and faculty patrons for improvement of existing/new services using library web applications

  • Performing acceptance testing and quality assurance of delivered code before release to library staff and public

  • Analyzing google analytics and tag manager data of various web properties and make functional recommendations based on findings based on stakeholder goals

  • Participating in weekly scrums and department prioritizing exercises

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