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Library Technician 3 - Archive

Classification:  C0302
Salary:$14.76 - $22.25 Per Hour
o The University of Oregon Library invites applications for full-time Digital Metadata Technician (Library Technician 3). Salary range increases to $14.98 - $22.59 per hour effective 12/1/13.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.


... bachelor's degree (preferably in art or architectural history, visual rhetoric, or new media) plus two years current (within 5 years) experience in a library; or four years current library experience; AND
... advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g. integrated library systems, database applications, electronic resource management systems, content management systems.

Required Qualifications:

* Subject background in visual culture.
* Good technical and clerical skills and ability to perform complex and precise operations.
* Familiarity with productivity software (Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Filemaker Pro); Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver); web content management software (Drupal, WordPress); digital collection management software (CONTENTdm, DSpace, Hydra); and electronic mail systems (Microsoft Outlook).
* Ability to use PC and Mac computers; printers; digital single lens reflex camera; slide, high-speed, microform and flatbed scanners.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Reading proficiency in second language.
* Strong training and supervisory or leadwork skills and experience.
* Ability to organize materials and adapt to sporadic workloads and interruptions.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


This position provides support for the Libraries' digital collections and digital scholarship projects, which includes close collaboration with faculty and other units in the library including: Image Services, Special Collections and University Archives, and the Network Startup Resource Center. Duties include:
... providing descriptive metadata to conform to local and international requirements and standards; analyzing the subjects of images, photographs, text documents, and other digital objects; identifying correct form of names, places, and subjects and normalizing entries for collections in digital asset management systems; administering quality control for descriptive metadata.
... hiring, scheduling, monitoring work, evaluating performance, and dealing with performance problems with student staff; training student staff in scanning, digital photography, and photo editing technologies; assigning student staff to regular and special projects and reviewing student work for quality control; managing payroll within the parameters of the annual budget.
... preparing materials for inpt into digital asset management systems, including harvesting born digital materials, conversion, and digitization; performing necessary post-production, including Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat processing; using digital humanities tools to enhance digital collections and digital scholarship projects.
... assisting in the development of metadata dictionaries and creation of digital collection procedures.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each item. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. The Digital Scholarship Center is an open office plan with space for public interaction, teaching and collaboration. The daily workflow for this position requires the ability to deal with interruptions and shifting priorities and still maintain a high degree of quality in one's output. Have you worked in this kind of environment before? What strategies did you employ to manage your time and attention in order to meet deadlines or complete projects?

2. The Digital Scholarship Center collaborates with faculty and students in many departments, programs and other organizations within the University of Oregon community, regionally and nationally. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to work successfully with diverse populations of scholars.

3. The University of Oregon is committed to institutional fairness and equality and celebrating the strengths of a multicultural community. What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity? How have you demonstrated that commitment, and how would you see yourself demonstrating it here?

4. Please describe your background in or work with describing visual culture, i.e. art, film or television, video games, events or other human artifacts with a visual component.


Online submission is the preferred method. Create an account at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (Online)

Paper submission can be made by printing the form at:
Human Resources Job Application Form (PDF)

You must also fill out a skill code sheet for this position. You can pick one up at Human Resources or print one out at http://http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/skillcode

Mail or hand deliver the paper application and all relevant materials, including the answers to the supplemental questions, by 5:00PM on the closing date to:

Human Resources
677 East 12th Ave., Suite 400
5210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5210

The UO Human Resources application must be filled out completely, with a signature or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.