Job ID: 328678
Job Family: LR-Technical
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code: 4996
• Two year of college coursework and/or relevant library experience
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in teams
• Basic computer skills and experience working with: Microsoft Office suite, Google Products, etc.
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with a diverse range of audiences
• Knowledge of and/or experience with digitization and metadata creation
• Experience providing customer service
• Experience with photo editing, OCR, scanning, and PDF manipulation software
• Experience supervising staff or training others
• Experience working in a library or other academic setting; working knowledge of institutional repository
• Proven ability to accomplish tasks with accuracy
• Demonstrated ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
• Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for individuals who require and request such accommodation:
• Mobility to work in a typical office environment and use standard office and computer equipment.
• Stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time.
• Vision to read printed materials and computer screens.
• Hearing and speech to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, in-person and over the telephone.
• Strength and ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently, 50 pounds of force occasionally.
• Strength and ability to lift boxes of materials, 20 – 40 pounds, on a daily basis.
• Ability to manipulate library materials.
About the Job
***This is an AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit position*** Applications from current AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit employees must be submitted not later than 2/11/19 in order to be eligible for priority consideration.
This position coordinates the work for multiple digitization projects: scanning and manipulating digital images and metadata according to established policies and procedures, and hiring, training, performance evaluation, and determination of work assignments for students. This position also assists with library publishing and digital services library outreach.
Essential Job Functions:
Digitization and Metadata Creation (40%)
• Follow the established procedures and upload digitized files to UMD’s institutional repository, the University Digital Conservancy (UDC).
• Follow Dublin Core, local metadata standards, and/or other established standards to create descriptive metadata for digital items in the institutional repository.
• Follow Library of Congress Subject Headings, FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), local metadata standards, and/or other subject guidelines to assign subject headings or keywords to digital items in the institutional repository.
• Maintain monthly statistics of digital collections in the institutional repository.
• Consult with Archives & Special Collections and Cataloging on metadata best practices.
• Assist in developing project plans and workflows.
Scans and manipulates digital images and metadata according to established policies and procedures. (30%)
• Primarily flat bed and slide scanning.
• Image manipulation.
• Photoshop preparation.
• Reproduction of existing scanned images.
• Preparation of technical metadata.
• Transfer of images for storage and distribution.
• Process, edit, and convert scanned images to proper formats as needed.
• Perform OCR to create searchable PDF files as needed.
Supervise Students (15%)
• Supervise and manage Digital Services student workers.
• Hire, train, monitor, discipline, and evaluate student workers.
• Schedule student workers’ shifts and manage time reporting.
• Perform annual student workers evaluations.
• Monitor and analyze student budgets.
• Train student workers in the use of scanning equipment and image processing software.
• Under the general direction of supervisor, assign and prioritize digitization tasks to student workers.
• Assign work to student scanning operators.
• Review scanning done by student workers.
Public Service (10%)
• Work with faculty and the UMD community to troubleshoot and solve upload issues in University Digital Conservancy.
• Represent Digital Services by tabling at events, including Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) showcase and Honors Capstone event.
Other duties as assigned. (5%)
• Participate in library meetings and initiatives.
• Engage in professional development
About the Department
The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library’s mission is to promote learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.
How To Apply
This is 100%, 12 month, AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit, Library Assistant 2 position. Starting salary is $31,803.20. Anticipated start date is April 8, 2019.
Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2019. ***This is an AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit position*** Applications from current AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit employees must be submitted not later than 2/11/19 in order to be eligible for priority consideration.
Complete applications must include:
1. Letter of Application addressing the qualifications
2. Current Resume
3. Contact information for three professional references
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 328678. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.
The cover letter and resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents
Any offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check, employment/education verification.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.
If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Background Check Information
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
Original posting / application information: Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 328678. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.