Grant Funded Digitization Project Manager

at AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library (view profile)
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Date Posted June 10, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or advanced degree with experience relevant to the position.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $51,114
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $76,672
Hourly or Salary? Salary



The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC RWWL) supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Conveniently located and easily accessible to each of the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the “Center of the Center” a neutral intellectual and social engagement space for the Atlanta University Center community.


The AUC-RWWL is looking for a highly motivated individual seeking to gain experience broadening access and the discoverability of cultural heritage collections in a full-time, temporary position. Working with the Archives Research Center and the Digital Services Department, this two-year project will coordinate and implement the processing, digitization and access of The Joseph Echols Lowery and Evelyn Gibson Lowery Collection. This collection comprises 460 linear feet of documents, photographs, audiovisual media and objects documenting the civil rights and social justice achievements of Dr. Joseph Lowery and his wife Evelyn Lowery spanning the years of 1946-2014 including their involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Council.  The Digitization Project Manager will coordinate the digitization, metadata creation and provision of online access to significant portions of this archival collection for students, historians and scholars worldwide. The Digitization Project Manager will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Services throughout the two-year project.



  • Coordinate the digitization of a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and institutional best practices
  • Prepare archival materials for digitization including assisting with conducting inventories, identification and gathering materials and employing basic preservation measures
  • Perform in-house digitization of documents and photographs; ensure the quality of master images, edit images as needed, and create derivate images for access purposes
  • Assist with conducting quality control of export derivatives, ensuring correct placement in storage, checking file naming, file type(s), bit depth, resolution, page count, OCR, and cropping for consistency
  • Coordinate outsourced digitization of time-based audiovisual content including creating RFPs, working with vendors, managing timelines and conducting quality control
  • Create item-level descriptive metadata for a variety of original archival materials (documents, manuscripts, photographs and negatives, bound volumes, publications, audiovisual materials) following professional standards and library best practices
  • Work with Digital Services staff to create a digital collection and ingest metadata and access images to an institutional repository
  • Supervise and assist in the training of student assistant
  • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials related to the project including articles, presentations at professional conferences and blog posts; participate in team meetings, provides status updates, and project reports



  • Demonstrated knowledge of handling, digitization and describing archival collections including standards and best practices.
  • Experience operating a variety of scanning hardware and image editing software including Adobe Photoshop, Abbyy FineReader.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards for describing digital collections including Dublin Core, MODS, EAD.
  • Familiarity with institutional repository digital content management and platforms for digital collections.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Sensitivity in handling fragile archival materials.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.



  •  Knowledge and experience with project management techniques and tools including software.
  • Experience working with archival digitization vendors



  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school or MA degree in History or Archival Science; academic training in archival management or digital librarianship
  • Two years of experience working in an archival repository or library with experience in digitization projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 20th century African American history, literature and culture, highly desirable


Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).


Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at this link.

Please include three professional references and salary requirements.

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