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OREGON DIGITAL USER EXPERIENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY PAID INTERNSHIP

 

 

Applications close on November 15th, 2019.

 

 

The purpose of the internship is to provide students with career development opportunities in libraries or information technology by providing practical training with pay for working in the UO Libraries.
 
Undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at any college may apply. Preference will be given to Oregon residents, students enrolled in at least 6 credits in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program, and/or students enrolled in the University of Oregon’s College of Design. Proof of enrollment will be required if selected.
 
Description:
 
The primary project assignment of this internship will be to establish best practices for Oregon Digital user experience assessment and evaluation. The Oregon Digital User Experience and Accessibility Intern will research, develop, document, and communicate user experience assessment and evaluation methodologies, processes, and procedures relevant to UO and OSU’s jointly managed cultural heritage digital library, Oregon Digital.
 
Duties:
  • Research best practices for inclusive design and identify an implementation strategy for digital libraries with an emphasis on designing for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Adapt existing digital library user personas created by the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the IMLS-funded Collections as Data project, and the IMLS-funded Hyku project to be locally relevant to Oregon Digital user needs
  • Evaluate and report on accessibility gaps in Oregon Digital by using assistive technology devices and accessibility auditing tools
  • Plan a user experience research study and submit for IRB review
  • Engage in the Oregon Digital development and migration project by assisting with quality assurance
  • Co-author an article to submit to the Code4Lib journal about Oregon Digital’s user experience assessment and evaluation work
  • Communicate internship experience and scholarly outputs via Oregon Digital project update website in order to share developed UX materials and resources openly for other libraries, archives, and museums to use as part of their digital library development work.
 
Qualifications:
 
Required:
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new technology skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively and independently work
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
 
Preferred:
  • Ability to translate technical topics for non-technical audiences
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Familiarity with assistive technology devices
  • Awareness of project management methods
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and/or Sway
 
Application Procedure:
  1. Visit: https://library.uoregon.edu/admnpers/thomasintern for instructions on how to apply and required documents.
  2. Upload completed application form, a brief cover letter stating your interest in the position, a current resume, and list of three references.
  3. Hiring decisions will be made as soon as possible.