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Project MUSE Job Announcement: Usability and Outreach Librarian

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Project MUSE Position Announcement

TITLE: Usability and Outreach Librarian, Project Muse
LOCATION:  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD


The Usability and Outreach Librarian will be responsible for leading
efforts to increase usage of the Project Muse electronic journals
collection, including development of usability testing, outreach services,
and user education programs, assisting in efforts to improve the interface
and functionality of Project Muse, and analyzing usage and user trends to
support planning and development.

Duties include: develop and coordinate outreach services and user
education programs for librarians and end users; conduct surveys and focus
groups to determine user needs; field questions and correspond with users;
assist with related marketing activities, including traveling to
conferences and vendor fairs; monitor and analyze Project Muse usage;
develop goals and implement strategies to increase usage; develop and
coordinate testing program to support Project Muse usability goals and
quality standards; coordinate testing and develop policies and procedures;
design and conduct usability tests, analyze and interpret results, and
make recommendations; serve as a resource for Project Muse Team;  
participate in ongoing development of interfaces and functionality for
Project Muse; coordinate Project Muse's informational web pages;  develop
and maintain accurate online and print informational materials, including
tools and resources for librarians and end users, training materials to
support outreach services, and help modules. Will work under the general
direction of supervisor (Muse Metadata Librarian) and collaboratively with
members of the Project Muse Team, especially the Muse Marketing Manager on
outreach activities.


ALA-Accredited MLS degree and at least 2 years experience working with
users and electronic resources in library and information service
environment, including reference, instruction and user outreach activities
and preparing written and online guides and training materials; advanced
computer skills, with ability to work with wide range of programs and
platforms; knowledge of web page design, information architecture, and
HTML; strong service orientation; excellent oral and written
communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; excellent
analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; comprehensive
knowledge of information literacy, general academic library and electronic
publishing trends;  demonstrated ability to work both independently and
collaboratively as part of a team.


Experience conducting usability testing; experience working in a UNIX

Approximate Starting Salary: low to mid forties

About Project Muse:
Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University 
Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at 
Johns Hopkins University, to offer the full text of JHUP scholarly 
journals via the world wide web.  In 1999, MUSE expanded to include 
quality, peer-reviewed journals from other not-for-profit scholarly 
publishers, with over 200 titles from some 30 publisher partners 
participating as of summer 2002. Full-text online journals in many 
subject areas in the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts 
are available, both as part of journal collections and for individual 
institutional subscriptions. Project MUSE has been hailed for its 
library-friendly licensing and usage policies, easy online 
navigation, reasonable pricing, and generous discount plans for 
consortia and various categories of libraries.

To view the position announcement and apply online, go to 
http://jobs.jhu.edu/, select "Search Jobs@JHU," and enter "8541" as 
the Requisition Number.

Contact:  Johns Hopkins University/Homewood Human Resources (410) 516-8048
Questions about this position may also be directed to Muse Metadata 
Librarian Elizabeth Brown at ebrown@jhu.edu.