Digitization Projects Assistant

Los Angeles
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Created: July 7, 2014


Essential Functions: The Digitization Projects Assistant, under the supervision of the University Library Archivist, provides assistance with Special Collections and Archives digitization initiatives, ensures the completeness and accuracy of digitized materials, and strives to ensure online access to Special Collections and archival materials. The incumbent will: perform project and quality control; physically prepare and post original archival materials; enter data and maintain project spreadsheets and other documentation; assist with developing procedures and specifications for collecting, preserving, and prioritizing production to develop high levels of digitization productivity; participate in processing archival materials in all formats (including surveying, apprising, acquiring accessioning, arranging, preserving, and describing records); and may assist researchers in the Special Collections Reading room.

Required Qualifications & Experience: High school graduate or equivalent. Two years of full-time experience working in a Library that has provided: a solid foundation in overall library policies, practices and procedures, exercise good judgment and take initiative. Experience working with archives or special collections; knowledge and application of professional and archival standards and best practices; familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections; and sensitivity to the proper care and handling of special collections. Must possess: working knowledge of computers, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs; excellent organizational skills; and strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Must be accurate and have attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines consistently; a commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace; and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population. Fingerprints will be taken and checked by the California Department of Justice and the FBI.

Special Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university; advanced coursework in library science, history or related field; post undergraduate library work experience, in Special Collections or Digital Collections; experience with Photoshop and/or computer database development and management; and with historical materials.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on July 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CSULA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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