Visual Digital Resources Librarian, WIT

The Wentworth Institute of Technology seeks a part-time Visual Digital Librarian to join the library staff.  The Visual Digital Resources Librarian works with faculty and library staff to identify digital image needs and assists in acquisition and digitization of these images. The person in this position plays a leading role in the creation and evolution of digital image collections at the Alumni Library of Wentworth.

The initial implementation of digital image collections will focus on building holdings in support of the architecture and design programs, with a view to expanding collections to serve all areas of the curriculum. The Visual Digital Resources Librarian will collaborate with other librarians, staff from Information Technology Services, Fenway Libraries Online, and faculty, to plan, implement, and manage a digital asset management system for instructional and research use.

Creates and maintains metadata using applicable relevant standards, including VRA.

Organizes and preserves digital collections using MDID2 and IRIS.

Plays a leading role in staff training and support for use of digital collections.

Participates in planning and policy making for digital initiatives.

Other duties as assigned and generated.

Knowledge of digital library technologies such as digital asset management systems, digital rights and permissions, and related issues.

Familiarity with digital library processing standards and workflow; demonstrated familiarity with LCSH, Dublin Core, VRA and other metadata schemes.

Experience with current computer desktop and laptop hardware, scanning software, digital scanners, and related peripheral devices.

Strong visual discrimination skills and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in architecture, design or fine arts.

This position is hourly with some schedule flexibility

To apply, please visit our online application site at:

Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

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