The Library Specialist is a member of the expanding scholarly communication strategic work at UTA Libraries. This position provides extraordinary customer service to create digital collections that make our unique resources globally accessible to expand and enhance existing research, scholarship, and creative capability. May work across departmental lines and hold responsibilities within other departments in the Libraries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide oversight to the digitization functions of a production lab and coordinate exceptional quality control. Recruit, hire, train and retain student employees for the Digital Creation team. Maintain equipment and software used by student employees. Capture digital images, reformat analog materials to digital, and create descriptive metadata for those images to improve discoverability of our unique resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
High School diploma or GED. Two (2) years of related experience or the equivalent experience. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Bachelor’s degree. Experience in creating descriptive metadata using a variety of schemas. Experience reformatting materials from analog to a digital format. Familiarity with project management aspects of digitization projects. Understanding of open access philosophies and material types, including digital collections. Familiarity with platforms such as Omeka and Drupal used for online display of images and digital exhibits.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors. Effective leadership skills. Effective time management skills. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Advanced customer experience skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
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