Philadelphia, PA: Bibliographic Assistant III, Temple University

Job Opening Title: Bibliographic Assistant III

Employer Name: Temple University

Job Location: Charles Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Application Deadline:

Salary Range: $23-$25/hour

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Years of experience required: 2

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Bibliographic Assistant III – (22002745)

Grade: R38 – $23.07/hour

Reporting to the Digital Collections Specialist, the Bibliographic Assistant III manages a team of student workers and conducts day-to-day digitization operations within the Metadata and Digitization Services department. Ensures that library materials, some of which may be rare or fragile, including photographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, audio and video recordings, are digitized and published on the web by student workers and other staff, with high standards of quality. The Bibliographic Assistant III also supports the Digital Collections Specialist with advanced data cleanup, and as time permits, creates or adapts metadata records and digitizes library materials. Participates in other digital library projects as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a hybrid position (on-campus and remote).

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working in a library or related setting. Experience with digitizing images, textual, audio, or video materials. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated understanding of purpose and use of digital collections in research and learning.
*Familiarity with structured bibliographic catalog or other metadata standards like Dublin Core, and with the use of controlled vocabularies.
*Demonstrated supervisory experience.
*Adept with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
*Ability to work in a web-based computing environment.
*Strong attention to detail, and proofreading skills, when reviewing work by others.
*Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*Ability to work independently and in teams.


*Experience publishing digital objects in a repository platform like CONTENTdm.
*Experience with the Microsoft 365 suite and Google Apps
*Knowledge of metadata or text-manipulation software tools, such as Open Refine, as well as batch upload processes.
*Coursework in archives or library and information science

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University’s Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Work Locations: Charles Library Philadelphia
Job: Staff
Organization: 2500 Charles Library
Schedule: Regular
: Full-time
: Day Job
Job Posting: Aug 4, 2022, 3:04:35 PM

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