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.
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.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Internal Number: 12940
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.