New York, NY: PT Scanning Technicians (term), Baruch College

Job Opening Title: Scanning Technicians
Institution/Organization Name: Baruch College
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): New York, New York
Application Deadline: May 20, 2015

Baruch College, a senior college of the City University of New York, is currently seeking two Scanning Technicians to add to its Archives and Special Collections department. The Scanning Technicians will assist with a year-long grant-funded project (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) to digitize and provide access to print materials in the Institute of Public Administration Collection. The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) was an educational and consulting organization with roots going back to 1906, whose aims were the creation of an efficient, honest and professional government.

The successful candidates will work in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian and the Digitization Project Manager in digitizing fragile paper-based documents.  Duties include scanning, inputting metadata, performing OCR on documents, performing preliminary quality-control checks, and renaming files in standard file naming convention.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or closely related discipline with coursework in digital imaging.  Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Part time, Temporary from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Compensation: $20/hr. Application Deadline: May 20, 2015. Please send resume/CV and letter of recommendation to Professor Jessica Wagner, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College, Jessica.Wagner(at)baruch.cuny.edu.