Library Specialist- CL3

Purpose:
Full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days a week. Daily work hours are Monday ? Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position pays $15.20 per hour.
The purpose of position is to insure preservation of and public access to non-paper materials and other fragile items in the holdings of Special Collections.
The incumbent will be responsible for reformatting sound recordings and moving images from analog to digital formats and for processing digital documents in a variety of formats to facilitate their use by library patrons and their long-term preservation. The position plays a critical role in the department's plan to preserve and provide access to non-paper materials in its holdings. The incumbent also provides public service assistance to patrons in Special Collections; performs other duties as assigned; and contributes a positive, creative, and energetic force to the work; demonstrates skills in collaboration especially working with staff members whose interests and needs differ.
Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from September 25 through September 29, 2017 and open to external applicants thereafter.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Digitizes analog audio and video recordings in accordance with departmental protocols.
2. Conducts technical procedures on digital documents, such as check-sums, reformatting, virus checks, and metadata extraction.
3. Troubleshoots technical problems and problem solves.
4. Ingests digital documents into various repositories deployed by Fogler Library.
5. Captures digital documents from the web to be added to collections using harvesting software.
6. Oversees the work of student employees and volunteers who are working on digital processing projects.
7. Manages day-to-day workflow of digitization and digital processing projects.
8. Registers patrons and provides assistance to them in locating needed materials in Special Collections.
9. Provides a full range of communications, verbally and written, regarding non-routine questions, while providing excellent customer service.
10. Provides recommendations concerning departmental procedures.
11. Interprets policies and procedures in order to provide support and direction to internal/external parties.
12. Responsible for creating an environment that welcomes all users and staff.
13. Actively promotes and participates in collaborative work and fosters an environment that allows for creativity and a positive workplace.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
A high school diploma or equivalent, and one year of additional training or education.
Five years of relevant experience, such as work as a library support staff; copying, editing, or reformatting audio and video recordings; processing, reformatting or indexing digital documents; work with online repository programs; work with crowd-sourcing platforms.
A high level of computer competency. Experience with digital repository programs and linux operating system preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to work collaboratively on a team as well as independently with minimal supervision, while managing multiple tasks.
Ability to use a step ladder and lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Length:
Fiscal Year (12 Months)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Job Support Document, Resume/CV



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