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Digitization Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 24, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Digitization Specialist

Job no: 527860
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Classification: Library Technician 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $17.14 - $25.84 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 21, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications must include:
  • A current resume or CV
  • A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experiences meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, and addresses your skills with digital capture workflows and project management, and your experience working in a team environment
  • As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references

    Department Summary
    As an essential partner in the University's educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Libraries enriches the student learning experience, encourages exploration and research at all levels, and contributes to advancements in access to scholarly resources. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. The Libraries is also a member of Oregon WIN, a consortium of universities and community colleges that operates an educational broadband service network.

    In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries also provide many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

    Collection Services is responsible for acquiring, describing, and preserving library materials to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University of Oregon community. Collection Services encompasses four major areas: Electronic Resources and Acquisitions, Metadata and Preservation Services, Digital Scholarship Services, and Special Collections and University Archives. The mission of Collection Services is to provide good public service through enabling our users to access the Libraries' collections, which include print journals and books, e-journals and e-books, databases, music recordings and scores, audio-visual materials, special collections, and university archives. Collection Services endeavors to build strong partnerships within the UO Libraries and with regional partners, and to contribute with increasing effectiveness to local, regional, and international efforts to describe resources and preserve them.

    Position Summary
    This position provides support to the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) and Cataloging, Metadata, and Preservation Services departments of the UO Libraries. The position oversees the digitization workflows for the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program and Scholars' Bank and assists with the routine digitization functions of the DSS, by performing digitization and digital capture, post-processing, and quality assurance in accordance with international standards and local best practices. The position also participates in the UO Libraries' digital preservation workflow and supervises student employees assigned to the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program. The position also supports the creation of new content for Oregon Digital from grants and patron requests.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of current (within five years) experience in a Library; OR,
  • Four years of current library experience;
  • AND, advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems

    Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

    Professional Competencies
  • Knowledge of and experience with standard applications such as office technology and applications, searching and retrieving information, integrated system databases and web-based applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and priority-setting skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in digitization and digital capture software and equipment
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop CS, Camera Raw, and Capture One software
  • Advanced knowledge of DSLRs and the principles of photography
  • Experience with microform digitization
  • Experience handling rare, fragile, and historic materials
  • Experience researching newspapers

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit

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