[Eril-l] EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Library Information Associate (Digital), Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries

Lawrence, Ellen - (elawren1) elawren1 at email.arizona.edu
Mon Oct 5 10:03:03 PDT 2015

Position Title: Library Information Associate (Digital)
Department: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections (Dept. 1706)
Location: Main Campus, Tucson
Classification:  Classified Staff; Full-Time; Exempt; Permanent
Hours: Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends Reports To: Maurita Baldock, Assistant Librarian and Archivist 

Position Summary:
The Library Information Associate primarily supports the work of digital initiatives within Special Collections. The incumbent assists with digital preservation, forensics, digital collections, and processing efforts. Duties include: preparing collections for ingest into digital preservation system, creating disk images of born-digital materials received on physical media, and preparing collections for digitization and assigning metadata for collections. Additionally, the incumbent will engage in the processing of analog and paper-based archival collections and the creation of finding aids. 

The University of Arizona Special Collections acquires, preserve and provides access to unique archival and supporting materials with emphasis on the Southwest and US/Mexico Borderlands for individuals and communities. Established in 1958, Special Collections includes rare books, literature, printed materials, manuscript collections, photographs and maps that contribute to the interdisciplinary investigations of researchers, scholars and citizens from Arizona and beyond.

The University of Arizona Libraries advance the University's mission through the active contributions of knowledgeable staff who choose cost effective methods of acquiring, curating, managing, and connecting customers to information services and resources and providing education in their use.

The University of Arizona has been ranked on Forbes 2015 list of America's Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, see:  http://www.whyua.com/.

Duties and Responsibilities:
. Within a broad collections management scope, the incumbent will assist the Digital Initiatives Archivist with the implementation and assessment of systems, policies, and workflows for the long-term management and preservation of digitized and born-digital library assets.
. Assists in organizing the deposit of collections into digital preservation system (Rosetta), working closely with Digital Initiatives Archivist with the transfer and ingest of born-digital manuscript materials.
. Assists with implementing the library's digital forensics work including creation of disk images of born-digital materials.
. Completes digital project work, including preparing collections for digitization, assigning metadata, and uploading content to Libraries digital platforms (Content DM, DSpace, and Omeka). 
. Participates along with other department staff in the arrangement and description of born-digital, hybrid, and traditional manuscript collections including the creation of finding aids and EAD records. . Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
. Bachelor's degree and two years related library experience; OR, six years library experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources. 
. Familiarity with digital curation concepts, and best practices.
. Familiarity with archival concepts and best practices. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
. Familiarity with digital forensic, concepts, and tools.
. Knowledge of one or more digital repository systems, including DSpace and Omeka.
. Knowledge or experience with metadata schema, including Dublin Core, METS, PREMIS, and EAD. 
. Experience processing archival collections with appropriate professional standards, such as DACS. 
. Demonstrated high level of initiative with the ability to solve problems independently. 
. Ability to work with established guidelines, procedures and deadlines.
. Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written skills. 
. Ability to work in a collaborative environment, work with diverse people and serve a diverse population.
. Advanced computing skills.
. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
. Ability to lift items up to 40 pounds and often use a step stool to retrieve materials from shelves. 

Salary/Benefits:  $30,248 - $36,618 annually/DOE; full benefits.  Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Opened:  9/30/15. First Review of applications begins on 10/13/2015. Closes:  Open Until Filled.  Applying by the first review date ensures your application materials are reviewed.

To Apply:  Go to The University of Arizona's new job board and application system and search for Job # A20588 or quicklink to http://uacareers.com/postings/5970.  Completely fill in a classified staff application form, and be prepared to attach a resume and letter of interest that describes how your experience and qualifications are fitting for this position.  Application materials mailed/emailed to the department will not be accepted.  The UA conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, including work history, academic, criminal and driver's license checks.  For questions regarding The UA Careers application system contact: 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5).  For questions about the Libraries or status of the posting, contact Martina Johansen, Manager Personnel Affairs, Library HR, 520-621-8035 or johansem at email.arizona.edu.  The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.

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