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.
1. Provide oversight to the digitization functions of a production lab and coordinate exceptional quality control. 2. Recruit, hire, train, and retain student employees for Digital Creation team. 3. Maintain equipment and software used by student employees. 4. Capture digital images, reformat analog materials to digital, and create descriptive metadata for those images to improve discoverability of our unique resources. 5. Other duties as assigned.
High School graduation or GED.
Two (2) years related experience.
Computer literate and technologically adept.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
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.
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
Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
Ability to follow through on projects
Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
Ability to excel in a
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