About this Job
Case Western Reserve University seeks a forward thinking, inclusive, and collaborative individual for the Digitization Specialist position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION Working with a high degree of independence, the Digitization Specialist will be overseeing the operations of our digitization program. Reporting to the Preservation Services Team Leader and working closely with the Digital Collections Manager and Digital Preservation Librarian, the digitization specialist will be responsible for performing and supervising complex scanning and photography of materials from the Kelvin Smith Library and University Archive collections in compliance with national and international standards. This position will collaborate with various library teams and will actively engage with departments across the campus, and partners in University Circle, to determine and develop goals and outcomes of digitization work. The Specialist will continually explore new technologies to increase the diversity and capacity of digital content produced locally and regionally.
ENVIRONMENT: Consistently ranked as one of the country’s leading private research institutions, Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) that offers a robust learning environment for approximately 5,792 undergraduate and 6,400 graduate and professional students. Students enroll in the schools of dental medicine, engineering, management, medicine, law, nursing, and social work and the College of Arts and Sciences. Students can further engage with 100 interdisciplinary academic and research centers and institutes, all within an academic culture that promotes and values innovation of all kinds. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
The Kelvin Smith Library is the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University and part of a library system with over three million titles in print and digital formats. KSL is home to the University Archives and Special Collections and manuscripts consisting of over 17,000 linear feet, the Kulas Music Collection, and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship which advances research by partnering with scholars and students to explore and develop new forms of scholarship. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and the Center for Research Libraries. In 2019 KSL was the recipient of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art Library, the Cleveland Institute of Music Robinson Music Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library, and a cooperative relationship with the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library.
High school education and 6 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of experience.
CWRU LIBRARIES DIVERSITY STATEMENT The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
CWRU DIVERSITY STATEMENT: In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Posted On: Jul 20, 2023 / This posting expires: Sep 21, 2023