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
- 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
- Maintains ongoing analysis of project needs and modifies
- 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
- SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
- ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
- SUPPORTIVE/SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
- Some knowledge of Fiskiana resources at Fisk University
- Excellent management skills
- Excellent knowledge of digital archival management and
- Ability to work well with the project staff and the public, as
- Ability to set new directions for the creation of the Fiskiana
- 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
- Supervisory and/or training experience.
- Experience using Microsoft Teams, Planner, or other project
- 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
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.