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Digital Projects Librarian

Digital Projects Librarian

University of Iowa Job Location: Iowa Apply By: 08/08/2022 Date Created: 07-21-2022

Digital Projects Librarian Cataloging, Metadata, and Digitization Department   We intend to hire for one position at either the Librarian classification (PLB1/3A) requisition #22003598 or Specialist Librarian classification (PLB2/4A) requisition #22003853, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please indicate in your cover letter the classification level (Librarian or Specialist Librarian) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. See required qualifications for more information on classification level requirements.   This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process   The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking a Digital Projects Librarian to digitize material including rare books, manuscript collections, scrapbooks, and photographic prints and negatives. Reporting to the Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian, the Digital Projects Librarian manages digitization projects, photographs material requiring professional handling, and ensures the creation of quality digital files for inclusion in the UI Libraries digital collections. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Digitizes collection material to fulfill specialized patron requests and complete programmatic project goals. Operates digital imaging equipment to produce high-resolution images making decisions regarding image composition, cropping, and alignment in accordance with digitization best practice.
  • Coordinates workflows for assigned projects including the retrieval of material from repository and return of material to repository after digitization. Performs digitization readiness assessments to inform planning of future digitization projects.
  • Collaborates with staff in Conservation & Collections Care on issues related to conservation treatment before and after digitization and on proper care and handling of collections during digitization.
  • Collaborates with metadata staff to capture descriptive and technical metadata for digital objects in preparation for repository ingest.
  • Coordinates outsourced digitization projects with external vendors as needed; inventories and prepares materials for shipment.
  • Contributes to departmental planning and the formulation of new policies and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of digitization technologies and best practices.
  • Contributes to the profession through service, research, publishing, and/or teaching.
  • Participates in and contributes to relevant library and campus planning initiatives and committees.
  • Actively supports the University of Iowa Libraries commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) in the workplace.
  • Additional job duties as assigned based on individual knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  Required Qualifications:
  • A graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • To qualify at the Specialist Librarian level: a minimum of two years of full-time professional academic library experience or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with software used in the department including one or more of the following: Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Bridge, Photoshop), Capture One, ABBYY FineReader.
  • Familiarity with photography concepts and terminology.
  • Experience digitizing material types typically found in libraries and archives.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspect library items for completeness and condition.
  • Work experience in a research library setting.
  Application Details: To apply for the position: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAxTHCTa Applications are only accepted through the Jobs@UIOWA website. In order to be eligible for interview, applicants must upload the following and mark them as “relevant files” when you upload the documents:
  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter that clearly addresses how you meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
  3. Statement regarding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. The University of Iowa Libraries welcomes and serves all, including people of color from all nations, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and the most vulnerable in our community. We safeguard the human right to access information. We offer educational resources that promote diversity, equity, access, and inclusion, and we strive to build collections that reflect all points of view on current and historical issues. Include an applicant statement to include examples of ways you have advanced diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the workplace or community or provide other evidence of your demonstrated commitment to diversity.
  The Libraries will be filling this position at one of two levels. You must indicate in your cover letter the level of classification (Librarian and/or Specialist Librarian) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. The hiring salary range for the two classifications is $52,500 - $70,000 This position will be posted through at least August 8, 2022, and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.  

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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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