Scanning and Document Delivery Assistant

Cambridge, MA
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Created: March 26, 2013


SCANNING AND DOCUMENT DELIVERY ASSISTANT, MIT Libraries-Document Services, to participate in digital imaging of MIT theses/dissertations and slide/flat art materials. Will batch and track projects; prepare documents for scanning and convert to PDF or other output formats; perform searches in library catalog, DSpace repository, or other sources; identify content requiring color scanning or additional image treatment; follow established procedures to scan MIT theses and dissertations for distribution in DSpace repository; meet customer deadlines and production goals and ensure quality control; and work collaboratively on a variety of scanning projects. May support fulfillment of document delivery or interlibrary loan requests.

REQUIREMENTS: at least two years' experience that provides some understanding of scanning, image correction, or library functions; technical experience with digital imaging equipment and software such as Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, and MS Excel; solid experience with standard Windows or Mac OS computer software; demonstrated ability to master new software and systems; evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work with minimal supervision when meeting deadlines, managing competing priorities, and identifying problems and carrying out solutions; an aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work; good data entry skills; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and ability to work both independently and as a team member. Work requires tolerance for exposure to dust and the ability to lift 40 lbs., shelve and shift boxes, and push book trucks. Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards desired, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, or image analysis and processing software. Experience in academic or research library environments and/or experience in a customer service setting also desired. MIT-00009500-4

Salary: $16.41/hour minimum

This is a two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.


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