Supervisor, Digitization Services – Toledo Lucas County Public Library (Toledo, OH)

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Supervisor Digitization Services

DescriptionClass: Exempt

Status: Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary Range – $59,973 – $81,062

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position Summary:

Under the Supervision of the Local History & Genealogy Manager, is responsible for digitization project management and tracking and workflow, materials assessment, planning and coordinating the digitization of materials from internal agencies and external customers, and oversight of the digitization of materials (scanning or digital photography and data migration), policy development and workflow.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as a librarian for all customers including time at the service desk and works cooperatively as a team member with coworkers in applying the full range of principles and practices of library science.
  2. Manages the continued growth and development of digitization projects and implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials and creation of descriptive metadata; migrating data.
  3. Supervises the work of staff involved in the digitization process. Monitors, updates, and enhances metadata for digitized items.
  4. Supervises archival processing, the creation of metadata and the ingest of assets into the digital collection management platform.
  5. Ensures quality and consistency of digital records and metadata. Determines means and methods for assessing production quality and tracks statistics and feedback.
  6. Serves as a point person and advocate for library digitization activities in the region, state, and national level. Coordinates, plans, and conducts community scanning events.
  7. Manages project communications and contributes to website, blog posts, and social media presence.


  1. Advanced knowledge of digitization systems, standards, and technology.
  2. Working knowledge of emerging standards in digital collection management systems, including the use of CONTENTdm digital collections management software and Content Management System software.
  3. Familiarity with copyright as it relates to the digitization of cultural heritage materials.
  4. Advanced knowledge of library/archival metadata standards and practices.


  1. Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related experience.
  2. Experience working in a library, archive, or cultural heritage organization. (Preferred)
  3. Proven proficiency in project management and the ability to take ownership of a project within a complex administrative structure.
  4. Experience handling delicate and rare/valuable special collections or archival materials. (Preferred)
  5. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of best practices for imaging, analog to digital media conversion, metadata skills; ability to manage and maintain a digital collections repository.
  6. Supervisory experience (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  1. Evening/weekend hours are part of the regular schedule.
  2. Physical Demands: Frequent moving about inside the office and public service floor. Frequent reaching, feeling, and use of vision associated with computer use and handling of materials. Occasionally moves carts weighing up to 20 pounds.

How to Apply

Apply online directly through the Library’s careers website,