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Digitization Project Manager

Fisk University
Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Start date
Jun 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library is looking for a highly skilled, competent leader to inform and support the goals of the Fisk Forever Digitization project; demonstrate a working knowledge of metadata, imaging, quality control, and other duties related to the development of digital resources for the Fisk Forever Project. The Grant-Funded Fisk Forever project set forth digitize materials from the Fiskiana Collection relating Fisk University History. The Project manager performs imaging quality control, descriptive and preservation metadata creation, and management for the project. This is two-year position.


List job responsibilities/functions here:

  • Engages in activities to meet primary purpose of the project; that is, to plan for a major portal for Fiskiana materials in various libraries
  • Establishes overall workflow, policies, and procedures for handling project activities.
  • Works with the Special Collections Librarian to identify and select materials to be digitized
  • Conducts research on Fiskiana
  • Oversees updates on software versions and other information technology issues
  • Maintains ongoing analysis of project needs and modifies activities accordingly
  • Trains and supervises student assistants
  • Prepares reports as requiredIn addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the University:  For this planning grant, support of the primary functions of the project will suffice   
  • Some knowledge of Fiskiana resources at Fisk University
  • Excellent management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of digital archival management and preservation
  • Ability to work well with the project staff and the public, as needed
  • Ability to set new directions for the creation of the Fiskiana database
  • Good knowledge of advances in library technology to facilitate access to information
  • Ability to design successful library portals
  • Ability to conduct research and identify Fisk related collections in other repositories         Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an academic library setting; successful experience digitizing photographs and documents; record of successful research in an academic library setting
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education:  Master’s degree in library or information science with a broad knowledge of technology, or at least a maser’s degree in information technology or related field
  • Qualifications:
  • Supervisory and/or training experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft Teams, Planner, or other project management tools.
  • Knowledge of metadata formats such as MARC, Dublin Core.
  • Experience handling archival materials.
  • Experience in digital imaging, including creating, editing, storing image files.
  • Experience using CONTENTdm, bepress Digital Commons, Omeka and/or other digital asset management software.
  • Expertise using Photoshop, Adobe Professional, and/or other digital imaging editing programs.
  • Experience organizing, managing, and completing projects successfully.


Licenses or Certificates:  None

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.



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