Job Category: Administrative/Clerical
Position Code: SLIB7959A
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin 02/22/18 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Background check: Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
Digital Curation and Scholarship at the UC Merced Library works collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students in using digital tools and services to advance the creative, research, and teaching activities of the UC Merced academic community.
With support from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission, we are undertaking a project to digitize and provide online access to archival materials from county Cooperative Extension offices in California, which document the history of agriculture over the last century, and of agricultural extension work in the state.
The Digitization Coordinator is responsible for managing digitization workflows for scanning and conversion of archival information resources and loading of digital objects and metadata in the library’s digital asset management system. The Digitization Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises student employees to perform digitization duties and works with vendors to digitize special formats as needed.
NOTE: This position is expected to last at least 3 years and is contingent upon funding.
- Two or more years of college level course work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experienced in the use of digitization technologies, including digital cameras; flatbed, film and feed scanners; OCR, and image editing software; file formats and standards.
- Familiarity with audio and video digitization and conversion.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
- Exemplifies excellent customer service skills, attention to detail, and effective interaction with the public in a library setting.
- Maintains complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and professional judgment.
- Works effectively in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrates excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and complete assignments independently as well as in a team environment.
- Proficient in use of cross-platform computer programs; demonstrates knowledge in the innovative use of information technologies in support of primary duties.
- Demonstrates skill in hiring, training, and supervising student employees in a diverse and inclusive environment.
- Knowledgeable in the use of complex library systems and procedures.
- Available to work night and weekend shifts.
- Background in photography, graphic arts, media production, or information management.
- Experience handling different formats of archives and special collections materials, including documents, photographs, maps, negatives, slides, film, audio/video tapes.
- Experience with LIMB, Capture One Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Light room.
- Experience with digital assets management systems and collections management systems.
- Supervisory and/or management experience overseeing complex processes.
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.