Visual Resources Library Specialist – Emory College

The Emory University Art History Department Visual Resources Library seeks an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual with an interest in digital image technology for the position of Visual Resources Library Specialist to assist in the digitization of the Library’s 35mm slide collection and the creation of new digital images. While the focus of this position will be primarily on digital image collection development, (image scanning and image cataloging), the Visual Resources Library Specialist will also provide assistance to library users and perform duties related to the maintenance of the image collection. The Visual Resources Library Specialist will work closely with the faculty to fulfill their image needs for teaching and research during the 2007-2008 academic year. This is a full-time, one-year, position.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of complex library services and operations requiring a specialized knowledge. May process, verify and change bibliographic information online. Handles requests for borrowing and lending library materials. Performs bibliographic management activities such as searches, checking the series and name authority files, and reviewing cataloging records. Provides research assistance and answers complex research requests. Interprets library policies, handles specialized materials and instructs users in the use of internal and external information resources. Creates permanent machine-readable bibliographic and authority records. Sets-up, operates and maintains audio-visual and television equipment. Searches databases to determine the availability of materials, oversees receipt/check-in of materials, and organizes/prepares materials for binding. May hire, train, supervise and evaluate student or general staff. May monitor and direct workflow in assigned areas. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in a related field. Two years related experience. May require computer skills, special skills or proficiency in a foreign language.

Qualifications include:
• BA in Art History or equivalent with significant Art History background
• Competency with computer hardware and software
• Research skills using print and electronic resources
• Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to take initiative, solve problems and prioritize work effectively
• Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and students in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop
• Experience with image cataloging software and principles

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