Libraries - General Position Overview
Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Manager, the Digitization Coordinator provides expertise in creating, managing and developing best practices in library digital collections and oversees the Libraries scanning and digital photography operations. The Coordinator works with project teams from across the Libraries to forward the Libraries strategic initiatives. The Digitization Coordinator demonstrates a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the Libraries and contributes to an inclusive environment.
65% Coordinates Digitization Operations
30% Project Management
- Oversees the Libraries digitization operations which includes the supervision and training of student assistants.
- Designs, documents, and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards.
- Creates and maintains digitization policies, guidelines, and best practices documentation.
- Provide operational oversight and coordination of digitization projects. This includes management of work queues, coordination of the work of students and staff, equipment troubleshooting, metadata creation, and communication with project managers and stakeholders.
- Maintains expertise with emerging trends and best practices in digital collections, preservation, reformatting and library technology.
- Serves as a consultant as needed on project teams and grants in matters relating to digitization.
5% Other duties
- Works with appropriate stakeholders, plan digital projects and workflows.
- This will include but is not limited to: evaluating the feasibility of completing projects in-house versus outsourcing; developing time estimates and cost projections, and determining staffing needs.
- Project coordination will also require issuing status reports, maintaining documentation, and tracking project progress.
- Participation in committees, task forces, and special projects related to digital projects and digitization services from within the Libraries or from across campus as appropriate.
- Bachelors degree and three years of library or related experience such as archives, museum, or photography studio OR high school diploma and 5 years of experience coordinating one or more major library or related administrative services or programs.
- Demonstrated knowledge of library digitization workflows and standards, particularly best practices for digitization such as the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative (FADGI).
Contact Information to Applicants:
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with various groups in a rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to communicate with stakeholders with a variety of technical experience.
- Project management experience. Supervisory experience.
- Experience using and supporting multiple types of digital imaging equipment such as flatbed scanners, planetary scanners, sheet-fed scanners, DSLR cameras, and medium-format cameras.
- Ability to color calibrate monitors; experience using objective and subjective quality control assessments and performing color correction and image manipulation using standard digital imaging software.
- Experience with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) workflows.
- Familiarity with a variety of metadata standards, such as MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, or PREMIS.
- Experience handling archives, special collections, and institutional records, such as bound volumes, photographs and transparencies, manuscripts, oversize items, and 3D materials.
- Experience with imaging software applications, e.g.
- Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, and Acrobat, as well as MS Office programs.
- Mac and PC experience.
Mike Broadwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-864-8922
Additional Candidate Instruction
- Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor) to this online application.
- Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
- An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.
- Apply by the deadline of 1/20/19 to be considered.
- Application Review Begins21-Jan-2019
- Anticipated Start Date 11-Feb-2019
- Work LocationUniversity of Kansas - Lawrence
- FTE 1.0 Reg/TempRegular FLSA Status Nonexempt (Hourly) Employee ClassU-Unclassified Professional Staff
- Work Schedule Monday - Friday; 8am-5pm
- Job Family: Library Services-KUL
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Location/Region: Lawrence, KS