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Library Digital Initiatives Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Library Digital Initiatives Assistant
Position Number 993851
Requisition No. S00671
Salary Range/Pay Rate $42,021 annually.
Position Notes

This position is an Oakland University Professional Support Association-MEA/NEA position. The incumbent will be represented by the MEA/NEA.

This position will remain open a minimum of five (5) working days. External applicants may be considered. Qualified bargaining unit members will receive interviews and initial consideration.

Employee Group/Grade C-8
Job Category Clerical-Technical
Work Schedule FT/Reg (40 hours)

This is a full-time position.

Pay Schedule Month
Number of Hrs./Wk. 40

Position Information

Position Information

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years progressively responsible library experience, including at least one year of experience with bibliographic description and metadata in a technical services or related unit. Knowledge of metadata, controlled vocabulary or thesauri. Ability to instruct and direct lower level non-exempt employees and student assistants in work methods and procedures. Experience with digital imaging or multimedia software and products; familiarity with metadata production and digitization processes and hardware. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to effectively interact with the public, students, faculty and staff. Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications
All Qualifications

Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion may be considered.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to perform the functions consistent with intermediate word processing, intermediate spreadsheet, and advanced database applications as demonstrated by a skills assessment.

Position Purpose

To provide support for the organization, population and maintenance of Oakland University’s digital scholarship collections and digitization projects.

Job Open Date 06/19/2017
Job Close Date

Position Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a member of the Oakland University Professional Support Association-MEA/NEA?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  2. * If you have worked in a library, choose the number of years below.
    • 0-1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2 or more years
    • No Response
  3. * Describe your experience using word processing, spreadsheet and data base applications. Be specific and identify the program(s) that you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your process of managing and completing a complex project that is new to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe a digitization project that you have worked on. What was your contribution and what did you like best about working on the project?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * What digital file formats are you familiar with? Describe your experience migrating a file from one format to another.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your experience using file management systems or blogging platforms. Which platforms have you used and for what purpose?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Describe your experience with controlled vocabularies and taxonomies. What systems/schema have you worked with?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents