A very specific workplace-related blogpost today detailing a new vacancy here in the department I run here at Cambridge Judge Business School – the business school of the University of Cambridge – for a ‘User Experience Librarian’…
This is a revised position, formerly a part-time role, which has been extended with a view to the post-holder having more time to explore aspects of our service in detail, specifically the opportunity to design and introduce initiatives intended to gauge how well we meet the needs of our users and improve provision accordingly. So there is an expectation that the post-holder will be drawing on the fields of ethnography and usability in the course of their work.
As you will see from the job advert and further particulars this is an important part of the role, but there are other key elements, including: information support of our Executive MBAs; answering research enquiries; and classroom teaching. We are also keen to offer more support and expertise internally to business school stakeholders on RDM and Open Access (naturally in line with existing central University of Cambridge provision).
How much the role turns out to be UX-oriented will no doubt depend to some degree on the appointed candidate and the outcome and application of the initiatives and projects they devise, but there is certainly a will and a strategic determination to move in this direction.
Candidates do not necessarily need to have a background in UX, anthropology or business information, but either or both would of course be an advantage. The post is for one year in the first instance with a very good chance of extension beyond this. The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd November, with interviews in the first week of December.
If you would like to contact me for more details or have any questions then please do email me