The University of Texas at Austin Library Assistant II - Pforzheimer Project Digitization Specialist in Austin, Texas

Library Assistant II - Pforzheimer Project Digitization Specialist

Hiring department

Humanities Rsch Ctr

Monthly salary

$1,333

Hours per week

20.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number

18-09-13-01-8070

Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date 10/01/2018

Position Duration Terminates on 09/30/2019

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information

Purpose

This position will directly involve working with the Pforzheimer collection, digitizing cover-to-cover these rare and unique books to provide expanded access via the internet for the first time.

Essential Functions

Develops, implements and documents a digitization workflow for early printed book digitization. Digitizes early modern rare books using the BC100 and RGC180 Processes and prepare digital files for digital collections; ingests digital files into CONTENTdm; builds and publish digital collections using CONTENTdm Maps metadata for CONTENTdm. Identifies preservation concerns for materials and work with staff in Preservation and Conservation department to ensure best practice handling for digitization.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED, and four years of applicable library experience, including at least two years of full time equivalent experience at the Library Assistant I level or, bachelor's degree and two years of full-time equivalent applicable library experience, including at least one year of full-time equivalent library experience at the Library Assistant I level; or twelve hours of graduate coursework in Library and Information Science and one year of full-time equivalent library experience at the Library Assistant I level. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Four years of applicable library experience, including at least two years of full time equivalent experience at the Library Assistant I and a MLIS. Experience handling rare and unique books.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Lifting and moving

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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