University of Utah Digital Library Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/13/2018

Requisition Number PRN18385B

Job Title Library Technicial Specialist

Working Title Digital Library Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.38

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Create and manage usable items for use in online collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library. This includes digitizing and post-processing a wide range of media, including film, audio tape, transparencies, books, and loose leaf material. Some troubleshooting of hardware and software issues may also be required. Must work and communicate well in a team environment, and act as a lead on some projects.

This is a 0.5 part time benefited position.


Scan various material using digital scanners, recorders, and cameras. Post-process images to meet online and/or archival needs. Document technical and descriptive information for online assets onto spreadsheets. Import items into an online digital asset management system and perform quality control. Maintain production area in a neat and orderly condition. Exhibit the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Exhibit attention to detail. Lead small teams on some projects.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in History, Art, Humanities, Library or Museum Sciences or a related field or equivalency required. Proficient in using various computer software programs, which includes but not limited to, Excel, Microsoft Word and the Internet. Background in using database management tools. Knowledge ofMARCcataloging and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required;

Some supervisory experience may be preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Working knowledge of Adobe Suite.

Working knowledge of cameras and digitization hardware.

Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic Library.

Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

All applications received by September 28, 2018 will receive full consideration.

This is a local recruitment. Out of area candidates will be responsible for travel costs for final in-person interviews and for moving costs, if selected.

When prompted to do so, please upload three (3) professional references.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.