Digitization Services Student Supervisor

at University of California, Berkeley, Library (view profile)
Published August 25, 2022
Location Berkeley, California
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&JobOpeningId=41569&PostingSeq=1&SiteId=21&languageCd=ENG&FOCUS=Applicant
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $55,000.00
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $58,000.00
Hourly or Salary? Salary


About Berkeley
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners.  In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview
The Library Information Technology (Library IT) Department, a department within the UC Berkeley Library, is charged with the design, development, management, and maintenance of flexible and reliable technology environments for the Library, specifically: the development and management of digital collections and services and their associated digital discovery and access platforms; creation of digital content; digital preservation tools; the development of a fully accessible and responsive library web presence that applies user experience principles and strategies; the development and support of server-based technologies for the delivery of library services; the maintenance of library management and discovery systems; the management of the library's computing services including desktop support, software, and library labs for library staff and public; and the development and delivery of frameworks and applications to support collaborative storage, delivery, and preservation of information resources. The digital and library technology applications and collections developed and managed by Library IT are research vehicles that are used by library patrons ranging from UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff, other institutions’ faculty and graduate students, and the general public.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 6, 2022.
  • Responsible for day-to-day supervision and management of Library Imaging Services student employees and their work. Assign work to student library employees (SLEs).
  • Prioritize the work to ensure the unit runs at maximum efficiency.
  • Ensure that the work proceeds according to established guidelines, procedures and policies.
  • Perform fulfillment operations in Alma for materials requested to be digitized.
  • Manage the items through the various stages of production, making sure items are moving through smoothly and nothing is missed.
  • Track timing and work being performed to ensure deadlines are met.
  • As Library Imaging Services student supervisor, interview, hire and train student library employees.
  • Manage schedules of student employees to ensure adequate coverage for digitization services.
  • Ensure that students are cross trained in order to be able to fill staffing gaps was they arise.
  • Set performance expectations for student staff and ensure that they are aware of what is considered acceptable behavior while at work.
  • Responsible for reconciling their shift times in KRONOS/CalTime.
  • Address performance issues in order to take corrective or disciplinary action, beginning with coaching and extending to termination when appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other staff to ensure onsite coverage when students are scheduled.
  • Work with a variety of imaging equipment, e.g., Atiz book scanner, Canon sheetfed scanner, etc. to produce high resolution images.
  • Using a variety of software process images, including Capture One, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, etc.
  • Handle rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage.
  • Prepare and transfer materials Process files to create master tiffs, derivative image files and readable PDFs.
  • Organize and inspect captured image files and transfer files to Library servers for preservation and access.
  • Assist with the adoption of new hardware and software in the unit.
  • Collaborate with other staff in the unit to produce training materials and improve workflows.
Required Qualifications
  • Self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Ability to monitor project workflow on multiple projects simultaneously from commencement to completion.
  • High attention to detail and very good organizational skills.
  • Excellent fine-motor coordination, e.g., to handle fragile paper-based originals.
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks keeping to exacting imaging standards.
  • Ability to move from one project to another, keeping track of the workflows and requirements for each project.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse staff and campus community, and foster inclusivity and equity among students and staff.
  • Demonstrated supervisory or managerial-level skills with varying numbers of staff, and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in an open, complex, work environment.
  • Professional experience working with a Library digitization unit.
  • Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems.
  • Knowledge of quality control processes.
  • Knowledge of Alma or other integrated library system.
  • Knowledge of Google Drive and/or Adobe products.
Salary & Benefits
  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, and eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $55,000.00 - $58,000.00.
  • For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html