Apply now Job no: 492261
Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Temporary, Staff
Position Grade: TEMP

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30AM - 4:54PM
Hours Per Week:40
Weeks Per Year: 52

The Digitization and Metadata Specialist is a full-time, one-year position within the Collection and Technical Services department of the Library. Responsibilities include scanning and photographing primary material in the library's collections, using graphic software to manipulate digital objects, creating metadata for them, and uploading and managing files for digital projects. The Specialist also conducts quality control reviews of digitized material and participates in data cleanup, workflow improvements, and testing of new procedures and software platforms. The Specialist contributes to the general development of the library's Institutional Repository, researches, writes, and edits contextual data for library websites, supervises students, and participates in general library and department projects as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelors degree and minimum one year relevant experience required; Demonstrated familiarity with scanning technology, data entry, and a variety of computer software programs; Library background and digitization project experience are preferred; Basic understanding of metadata schema and mark-up languages such as Dublin Core, VRA, and XML is desirable; Ability to manage multiple tasks, utilize varied computer systems, and adapt to constant changes in the technological environment; and A passion for and engagement with history, mental agility with new procedures and technology, and an ability to comply with standards compliance while demonstrating initiative will characterize successful applicants and position holders. Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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