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Job Opportunity: Instruction & Engagement Librarian, UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($55,014 to $84,507)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline for first consideration: September 10, 2020

UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library seeks an energetic, creative, culturally competent, and service-oriented professional to develop and administer an instruction and engagement program using the holdings and other resources of the Clark Library to support the teaching, research, and community engagement mission of the university. The incumbent will expand the use of the Clark Library beyond its existing audience and raise awareness of the Clark Library as a unique educational resource at UCLA for users from around the world.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the incumbent’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates the teaching program at the Clark, including overseeing class requests, scheduling classes in consultation and collaboration with other librarians, and monitoring technology and supplies in library class spaces
  • Takes a leading role in preparing and leading instruction sessions with primary sources, including evaluating and selecting materials, developing lesson plans, and collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives
  • Works with faculty and other campus partners to strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate Clark collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs
  • Partners with students, instructors, and other librarians to enhance learning, teaching and research through critical engagement with library resources as well as emerging technologies, digital pedagogy and research methods
  • Works closely with public services colleagues to introduce new users to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and policies and procedures
  • Establishes user-focused public programs and services, including collaborating with Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies staff and other campus and external organizations to publicize and promote use of the collections through tours, exhibitions, presentations, and other creative public programming and engagement initiatives with audiences on campus, in Los Angeles, and beyond
  • Develops neighborhood-centered projects and programs by building and sustaining connections with local institutions, community organizations, and individuals
  • Contributes to the Clark’s social media program
  • Coordinates, collaborates on, and promotes Clark Library exhibitions and external loans
  • Identifies and develops primary source and reference holdings appropriate for Clark collecting areas in consultation with Clark Library colleagues
  • Develops reference guides to collections and reference resources for users
  • Promotes inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to accessibility in the development and delivery of services and programs
  • Participates actively in Center/Clark and campus committees
  • Engages with regional and national professional organizations and participates in ongoing professional development relevant to position responsibilities
  • Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students and interns
Description of Library and Institution

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located ten miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the fin de siecle, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), and the history of Montana and the West. Part of UCLA since 1934, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. The Center/Clark presents a wide range of public and academic programming, including conferences, lectures, concerts, and workshops.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05805

Job Description Website

Job Posting: Digitization Technician, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The Digital Conversion Unit (DCU) provides digital conversion and preservation of books, maps, posters and other flat media, as well as audio and moving image digitization, for the University of Michigan Library. The Digitization Technician will be responsible for managing the workflow for the digitization of rare and unique audio and moving image recordings with an outside vendor.  The Digitization Technician will create and maintain database records, prepare and ship materials, receive and inspect materials on return from the vendor.  The Digitization Technician will be responsible for the care and handling of rare and fragile objects and artifacts and work closely with the Preservation and Conservation department to understand the best means for digital capture.  Candidates should have excellent attention to detail, problem solving and communication skills and be comfortable working in a production environment while following best practices for material handling and preservation quality.

The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library’s mission.


  • Manage production workflow for digitization of rare and unique audio and moving image recordings and books with an outside vendor.
  • Create records in the library’s management system for each recording and book.
  • Prepare materials for vended digitization including identifying potential problems with condition or digitization and developing special instructions for the vendor.
  • Resolve basic problems with handling, treatment and digitization needs directly with the vendor and library staff.  Work with supervisor to resolve more complex problems.
  • Receive shipments and review the quality and completeness of digitized files. Prepare and delivers digital files for storage.
  • Work with collection managers to inventory, identify, and prioritize collections for digitization, evaluates condition and potential digitization problems, including cataloging and metadata issues.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of policies, procedures, and documentation guides for materials. Research and recommend procedures, equipment, and best practices.
  • May train, supervise, or coordinate the work of other unit staff, student assistants, interns, volunteers, or staff from other units as needed either on a project basis or permanent staff. Occasionally may organize and present workshops for unit staff, library staff, or external audiences.

Required Qualifications*

  • High school graduate with one to two years of library or project management experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-resolution skills; ability to meet deadlines consistently in a production environment.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group environment as part of a well-functioning and diverse team.
  • Demonstrated ability with word processing, spreadsheets and database inputting.
  • General knowledge of digitization concepts and techniques, particularly relating to digital libraries and archives.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent amount of experience and education.
  • Experience with the production, preservation, and/or digitization of audio and moving image materials.
  • Experience in a research library setting, especially experience using library cataloging systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding for applying and integrating new software and hardware; advanced database management skills.

More information and application: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/117442/digitization_technician_audio_and_moving_image

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