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Digitization Copy Cataloger - Library Assistant

Company: Delaware State University
Location: Dover
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Delaware State University

Vacancy Announcement - Digitization Copy Cataloger - Library Assistant

Office of Student Success

Apply online at www.desu.edu

Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Essential Functions

The following are the functions essential to performing this job.

  1. Assists coordinator of Technical Services with digital projects as assigned.

  2. Properly handle fragile, brittle rare library materials.

  3. Scan microforms (microbooks, microfilm, microfiche, monographs, etc.).

  4. Keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing, networking and indexing to design methods for including off-site access to electronic documents in library's OPAC, including images, full text, etc.

  5. Assists in the quality control functions for the Library Digitization project.

  6. Correct color and manipulate images as required using provided software.

  7. Scan and rescans original documents as needed.

  8. Assists in the creation of metadata for digital images.

  9. Prepares digital files for upload into Library Server.

  10. Organizes, prepares, and submits statistics and other reports as required.

  11. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications preferred.

  12. Integrates production of metadata into the work of the Technical Services Division.

  13. Knowledge of libraries, library content, library industry standards, and library information retrieval systems.

  14. Perform Circulation duties.

  15. Other tasks as assigned as it relates to abilities and experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  1. Scan and edit digital images for consistent look using digitization software.

  2. Record technical, item, and structural metadata information in spreadsheet format.

  3. Ability to operate a computer, flatbed scanner, ALOS Microfiche Reader and Zeutschel book scanner.

  4. Copy cataloging experience.

  5. Familiarity with integrated library system(s) cataloging module.

  6. Experience working in an academic university environment.

  7. A strong combination of Library of Congress (LC) MARC bibliographic records and technical skills.

  8. Effective oral and written communication.

  9. Knowledge of emerging library technologies.


  1. Education: Bachelor's degree from four-year College or university.

  2. Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), Paint.net, and other digitizing software.

  3. Working knowledge of metadata schemes other than MARC. (e.g. XML, DC).

  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex or disability.

Keywords: Delaware State University, Wilmington , Digitization Copy Cataloger - Library Assistant, Other , Dover, Delaware

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