Digital Initiatives Technician
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Linda Hall Library is seeking a Digital Initiatives Technician to join our team.


The Linda Hall Library is one of the world’s foremost independent research libraries devoted to science, engineering, and technology. Through the Library’s collections, programming, and strategic partnerships, the Linda Hall Library brings science to life in new and relevant ways to help others better understand the world in which they live. A nonprofit, privately funded institution, the Library is open to the public free of charge.


JOB PURPOSE

The Digital Initiatives Technician is responsible for the digitization of library materials, the uploading and maintenance of digital assets, supplying patron requests using the library’s catalog and other finding aids, and working in a productive and cooperative manner with both external and internal stakeholders.  This position will report to the Digital Initiatives Manager.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Receive, prioritize, and process requests received through ILLiad, Rapid, email, OCLC, and phone through the Alma library system
  • Perform procedures for image capture, metadata creation, and post-processing of digital images
  • Review requests for copyright compliance, making copyright payments when appropriate
  • Perform routine review and maintenance to ensure the integrity of equipment and digital assets
  • Manage and track materials loaned from the library’s physical collection
  • Work in close cooperation with staff attached to collections, public services, the fellowship program, and stacks
  • Communicate with and assist library patrons and fellows


Requirements
  • Experience with imaging equipment, digitization, and document delivery applications; familiarity with Alma and a recent version of Adobe Photoshop CS preferred
  • Ability to handle oversized and fragile materials with care
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience involving digitization and/or document delivery
  • Library experience and digital imaging experience preferred


Core Capabilities

  1. Attention to Detail: Performs small tasks in a thorough and careful manner. Checks work to ensure accuracy, completeness, and freedom from errors.
  2. Time Management: Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals in a timely manner.
  3. Teamwork: Willingly participates in accomplishing group goals.
  4. Flexibility: Alters normal procedures to fit a specific situation to get a job done and/or meet goals.
  5. Patron Focus: Views operations and collections through the eyes of the patron, proactively identifying and meeting patron needs; uses patron inquiries and activity to inform the collecting strategy.
  6. Technology Proficiency: Keeps up with new technology associated with a field of work. Is proactive and learns new technical skills quickly


Benefits:

• Work life balance including generous Paid Time Off schedule

• Medical and dental insurance

• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and HSA option

• 403(b) plan with company match after 6 months of service

• Life insurance

• Paid long-term disability


Working Conditions

Work is performed in a normal library environment. Exposure to dust and/or mold working with old or fragile library materials.


COMPANY VALUES/STATEMENTS

The Linda Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.