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  • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 7:22 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Digital Projects Specialist

    (May 16, 2023)

    Position Title - Digital Projects Specialist

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Digital Preservation Manager

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $45,000 - $55,000

    The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a growing educational and cultural organization with the world’s foremost archives and library devoted to the history and culture of East European Jewry, seeks a full-time digital projects specialist to join its Digital Lab. The Digital Lab ensures the long-term accessibility and preservation of YIVO library and archive materials. The Lab primarily works on digitization and post-digitization phases of archival projects, ingesting upwards of half a million digital objects into their DAMS each year. The Lab also supports digital projects across the entire organization.

    Reporting to the Digital Lab Manager, the Digital Projects Specialist works on all digitization and ingest phases of projects. This is an on-site position.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Digital capture of library and archival materials according to current digital preservation standards.

    Perform postproduction on digital objects, including adding metadata and filenames

    Perform quality assurance on digitized materials

    Ingest digitized materials into DAMS system

    Track and report digitization progress on shared Google spreadsheets

    Keep current with trends and developments in the field of digital preservation.

    Basic equipment maintenance and troubleshooting

    Qualifications & Experience:

    Minimum of 2 years’ experience digitizing paper materials for preservation

    Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, including Lightroom and Photoshop.

    Knowledge and understanding of digital image file parameters, including bit depth, color profiles, resolution, compression, image size, and formats

    Ability to learn new technical skills in the context of digital preservation

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

    Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team

    Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines

    Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    — Interest in the history and culture of East European Jewry

    — Language proficiency in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, and/or Polish

    — Previous experience working in library or archives settings

    — Previous experience with photography and camera equipment

    — Familiarity working with archival collections as a curator or researcher

    Additional Information:

    Salary: $50,000 to $57,500, commensurate with experience

    Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, Pension, Paid time off, Sick leave

    Position Type: Full-Time

    To Apply:

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Devora Geller, Digital Preservation Manager, at dgeller@yivo.org by May 31, 2023.

    Please include “Digital Projects Specialist” in the subject heading of the email.


  • Monday, May 15, 2023 9:33 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

    Head of Archives & Special Collections 

    (May 15, 2023)

    Position Title - Head of Archives & Special Collections

    Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.) - Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery

    Position Type - Full-time, permanent

    Benefits - Yes

    Salary Range - $86,000 - $95,000

    Head of Archives & Special Collections

    The UConn Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable Head of Archives & Special Collections to support and advance research, teaching, and learning through the development and stewardship of the Library’s unique and distinct collections. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership for the unit and develops cooperative and collaborative partnerships across the libraries, University, and external organizations that work to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era. The successful candidate will create and promote innovation and change while respecting the principles and best practices of the profession, articulating this vision to internal and external stakeholders.

    As an active member of the Library’s Collections & Discovery area and guided by our Strategic Framework of Connect, Empower, and Engage, the successful candidate will contribute to the advancement of the Library through collaboration and relationship-building and demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, professional judgment, and decision-making practices while clearly demonstrating the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and justice in daily responsibilities. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Head of Archives & Special Collections will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

    Appointment and Application Terms

    This is a full-time position based on the UConn’s main campus in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, Staff Positions, Search #497486, to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu.


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