Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: June 11, 2019
Review of applications will begin 06/07/19 and continue until the
position has been filled; however, the position may close when an
adequate number of qualified applications are received
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
Digital Curation and Scholarship at the UC Merced Library works
collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students in using
digital tools and services to advance the creative, research, and
teaching activities of the UC Merced academic community. With
support from the National Historic Publications and Records
Commission, we are undertaking a project to digitize and provide
online access to archival materials from county Cooperative
Extension offices in California, which document the history of
agriculture over the last century, and of agricultural extension
work in the state.
The Digitization Coordinator is responsible for managing
digitization workflows for scanning and conversion of archival
information resources and loading of digital objects and metadata
in the library s digital asset management system. The Digitization
Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises student employees to
perform digitization duties and works with vendors to digitize
special formats as needed.
NOTE: This position is expected to last 2 years and is contingent
Two or more years of college level course work or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Experienced in the use of digitization technologies, including
digital cameras; flatbed, film and feed scanners; OCR, and image
editing software; file formats and standards. Background in
photography, graphic arts, media production, or information
management preferred. Familiarity with audio and video digitization
Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to
communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
Exemplifies excellent customer service skills, attention to detail,
and effective interaction with the public in a library setting.
Maintains complete discretion, confidentiality, sensitivity and
Works effectively in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrates
excellent organizational skills, including the ability to
prioritize work and complete assignments independently as well as
in a team environment.
Proficient in use of cross-platform computer programs; demonstrates
knowledge in the innovative use of information technologies in
support of primary duties.
Demonstrates skill in hiring, training, and supervising student
employees in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Knowledgeable in the use of complex library systems and procedures.
Experience handling a range of archives and special collections
Available to work regular night and/or weekend shifts.
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California, Merced is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive
excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age,
protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of
California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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