Digital Collections Workflows Supervisor and Lab Manager, UNLV University Libraries [R0131423]
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Digital Collections Workflows Supervisor and Lab Manager, UNLV University Libraries [R0131423]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises the Lied Library (main library) and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.
The primary mission of the Special Collections and Archives Division is to collect, preserve, provide discovery and access to, and promote, interpret, and instruct in the use of our materials. Special Collections and Archives documents the history, culture, and physical environment of the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada region, the global gaming industry, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Our collections include manuscripts, books, photographs, periodicals, maps, architectural drawings, oral history interviews, media, the University archives, born-digital records, and other cultural artifacts. Significant collecting areas are: gaming and gambling (including an internationally recognized rare book collection of gaming history); regional community groups and organizations; the Nevada Women’s Archive; Las Vegas entertainment and the arts; Las Vegas and urban resort architecture; mining and railroads; the American West; the Hoover Dam; and the culinary arts (including an international menu collection). UNLV Special Collections and Archives was recently the recipient of a 5-million-dollar endowment that will fund a future position, the Beverly Rogers Rare Books Curator. The division is comprised of three departments: Special Collections Technical Services, Special Collections Public Services, and Digital Collections. It also includes the Libraries’ preservation unit and conservation lab, and two specialized academic research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. Staff includes 9 academic faculty positions, 2 administrative faculty positions, 4 classified positions, 10-15 student assistants, and grant-funded contract positions.
The culture of the Division of Special Collections and Archives is deeply rooted in service to its users: in person, online, and through instruction and educational outreach. The Division accomplishes this mission through building and interpreting collections; creating, transforming, and sharing robust metadata; implementing and adapting technologies to improve collection management and discovery; preserving and providing access to physical and digital materials; partnering with faculty in classroom instruction in the use and analysis of primary sources; collaborating regionally and nationally; and through proactive community outreach that promotes the role of Special Collections and its research centers in documenting, preserving, and engaging the community in its history.
The Division works closely with every library division/department to integrate special collections and archives into all library services and functions.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity
. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page
for a full listing.
ROLE of the POSITION
UNLV University Libraries seeks applications for the Digital Collections Workflows Supervisor and Lab Manager. This position is the technical lead for the UNLV Libraries Digitization Lab and is responsible for managing and coordinating projects and working with internal and external contacts to provide digitization services for prioritized projects. They will oversee the complex operational duties required to support reformatting and metadata creation operations for multiple formats of cultural heritage materials (examples include: photographs, manuscript collections, maps, transparent materials, etc.).
The Digital Collections Workflows Supervisor and Lab Manager, under the general direction of the department head, will provide support to the Head, Digital Collections to efficiently coordinate project scanning by aligning technology, equipment, and human resources with department priorities. They will consult on and implement work plans for large-scale digitization projects using specialized imaging equipment and software. This work will include regular consultation with Special Collection department heads to answer technical questions, provide appropriate timelines for projects, and write procedural documentation.
This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement in accordance with the UNLV Flexible Work Policy and is evaluated on a case by case basis.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
- Manage the digitization lab equipment schedule and provide technical support in order to offer digitization services for prioritized projects
- Assists Head of Digital Collections with planning digitization timelines, digitization costs, assist in justifying budget requests, and staffing for grant applications
- Responsible for meeting assigned digitization project deadlines and creating work assignments according to project priorities
- Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, supervision, and evaluation of up to 5 departmental student assistants
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy
, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage
This position requires an earned Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of appointment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the university.
- Ability to set and manage priorities for self and others in order to complete objectives on time and within budget.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise staff effectively with a minimum of 1-3 years of supervisory experience, including hiring, onboarding, training, determining workloads, delegating responsibilities, providing direction, coaching, mentoring, and monitoring and evaluating job performance.
- Knowledge of common library and archives best practices for digital imaging and metadata creation
- Ability to communicate and advocate for resources needs, negotiate priorities, and propose solutions for complex problems
- Exhibits outstanding effective listening, analytical, organizational and time management skills.
- 1-3 years of experience working on a technology or professional library team within a cultural heritage organization (library, archives, museum, gallery, historical society, etc.)
This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $50,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. For more information on salary ranges please visit UNLV Salary Range
- 3- 5 years of experience working in academic library special collections
- 1-3 years of experience creating documentation, training materials, and delivering training sessions in multiple formats
- Digital imaging expertise (digital cameras, large-scale digitization, digital photography) and experience using scanning equipment and software, digital photography equipment and software, and photo management programs (Capture One)
- Experience working on data clean up and database projects
- Experience applying metadata standards (Dublin Core) for digital collections
- Advanced Excel Skills
- Participation in diversity, equity and inclusion work
In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives an annual allotment for professional development activities. Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on August 3, 2022.
Materials should be addressed to Digital Collections Workflows Supervisor and Lab Manager, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or email@example.com
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” in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
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is available online.
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
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Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX