Library Human Resources

Digital Newspaper Project Assistant

Graduate Hourly

10 hours per week, $20.02 an hour

August 2014 – May, 2015

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Digital Humanities Specialist and working closely with the interim head of the History, Philosophy Library this student will assist in the digital workflow for digitizing print and film newspapers, maintaining digital newspaper resources, updating metadata records in Voyager/Archon and social media outreach to users.

Duties will include:

 

For information on the History, Philosophy and Newspaper library, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/

Required Qualifications

Ability to work a set schedule of 10 hours per week (at least 3 hours at time) between the operating hours of 9 am and 5 pm.  Current Graduate Student in LIS, Computer Science, or a related field. Ability to work independently.  Proven ability to perform fine detail handwork. Good written and oral communication. Computer literacy including Microsoft Office, Photoshop and social media.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with: Digitization, Cataloging, XML, Script programming (specifically ASP, Python), OO Programming (e.g. Java, .Net), Database programming/administration (MSSQL Server, MySQL)

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Kirk Hess, Digital Humanities specialist at kirkhess@illinois.edu. Electronic submissions only. Application deadline May 2, 2014.