Visual Resources Specialist II, California State University, Chico

California State University, Chico
Visual Resources Specialist II

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Administers all aspects of collection: slides, digital images, books, periodical subscriptions, videos, and DVDs. Provide reference services focused on VRC to students and faculty. Organize and classify materials and creates metadata for digital images. Supervise student employees and volunteers. Pursue professional development.

Qualifications: MA in library science/information management with advanced knowledge of Art History AND two years experience in the operation of visual resource collection. Must have knowledge of cataloging systems and technical services used in visual image collections. Experience with digital information formats and familiarity with their use and application. Knowledge of how to use digital image collections in academic settings. Knowledge of access issues related to user needs of visual images in both traditional and electronic formats for academic teaching and research. Ability to maintain active collection of print materials (books, journals, periodicals) and media collections. Familiarity with emerging trends and standards in visual materials including copyright issues. Advanced knowledge of current collection development and management issues involving visual resources and curriculum support units. Experience working with online course management tools (e-learning systems) helpful. Acquaintance with relevant languages in Art History. Proven ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies. The ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, students and the public is a necessary skill for this position. Ability to provide bibliographic/research training to both individuals and groups (students). Experience working within a budget. An interest in continual learning and training, especially in the areas related to visual resource collection management. Should have experience with MAC and PC computers; MicroSoft Office software, including Powerpoint; database software (FileMaker Pro), Internet, slide and digital projectors; video and DVD players; Image editing software, digital cameras, and other media equipment.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Applications may be considered after December 2006. Applicants must submit a Cover letter addressing the qualification listed; Resume; Supplemental Questionnaire; and References. For details and required application forms contact the Staff HR at CSU, Chico 530-898-6771

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