Volunteer Spotlight

Who: Samantha Bailey

Where: Akron, OH, USA

Samantha Bailey serves as our Job Board initiative leader. She is a highly skilled leader with more than a decade of management experience in a variety of user-centered design environments. She is currently consulting and teaching as an adjunct professor at Kent State University in the Information Architecture & Knowledge Management program.

She was formerly the Director of Usability at Thomson West for the westlaw.com interface, the premier legal research product on the market. At Thomson West, she was responsible for user interface design direction, user experience research efforts and usability testing program, and was the lead information architect at Wachovia Bank.

Samantha was also Vice President of Operations at Argus Associates, a pioneering information architecture firm whose approach to user-centered design was based on applying principles of library science. She played a critical role in building a world-class information architecture operation, contributing to the development of an industry-leading methodology and process.

More about Samantha at www.baileysorts.com


Who are IAI's volunteers? You!

The IA Institute's initiatives, projects and programs are all contributions of a hard-working, multinational group of members. Volunteers create, maintain, renew and drive initiatives such as the job board, discussion list, mentoring, translations, local groups, networking, and many, many more. Members like you establish our website design, structure and features.

Find a Project to learn about our active IA initiatives, or check out our volunteer opportunities for a quick look at current needs.

Project Leaders

We are always looking for volunteers to lead and participate in community initiatives and management of the organization. To support new initiatives, the Institute offers project leaders the following infrastructure:

  • Web space, wiki space, discussion list setup, and technical support
  • Public relations volunteers who will publicize your initiative
  • A volunteer coordinator who can help you find people with specific skills to help you develop your initiative
  • Access to our member database to find volunteers to help you with your initiative
  • A non-profit corporation (501c6) that addresses any legal and financial issues and ensures communal ownership of intellectual property
  • A board of directors, advisory board, and technical and project managers to review your proposed initiative, check in with you periodically, and provide technical, logistical, financial, and emotional support

There are many ways to get involved at the IA Institute. Contact volunteer @iainstitute.org to find your fit.

This page was last modified on November 18, 2013 11:13 PM.