Digitization Assistant- SFU Library

by Jing Liu ~ May 24th, 2007. Filed under: Recent Career Postings.

The Simon Fraser University Library seeks an individual to digitize items for the Library’s Editorial Cartoons Collection (http://edocs.lib.sfu.ca/projects/Cartoons/). This full time temporary assignment from June 18 to August 24, 2007, is located at the Simon Fraser University’s WAC Bennett Library in Burnaby, British Columbia. The rate of pay is $21.54/hour plus 9% in lieu of benefits.

The successful candidate will 1) scan and catalogue selected cartoons and 2) analyze workflows and procedures currently used in the processing of the cartoons and 3) deliver a report with recommendations on how those workflows and procedures can be improved or refined. The successful candidate will also document all operational aspects of his/her work.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in graduate programs in Library and Information Science (including Library Technician programs) or in Archival Studies, or be recent graduates of these programs. Recent graduates may apply but preference will be given to students returning to school in September 2007..

Experience with planning and implementing websites is required. Experience with scanning or other digitization procedures and with indexing/cataloguing would be an asset, as would undergraduate or graduate courses in Canadian history or politics.

Funding for this assignment will be provided by the Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions program. In accordance with the program criteria, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30 and must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants must register at http://www.youngcanadaworks.ca to be eligible for this position. After registration is completed, applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references to Ian Song, Digital Initiatives Librarian, WAC Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1S6, no later than June1/2007. Applications may be sent as email attachments to isong@sfu.ca or be faxed to 778-782-3023.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

2 Responses to Digitization Assistant- SFU Library

  1.   Jing

    Very interesting. I wish I could work and learn from you, Ian!

  2.   Games

    That’s something cool to know.

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