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Aerial Photography and Documents Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 533276
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Architecture/Art/Design, Arts/Theater/Museum, Library, Geography

Department: Libraries
Classification: Library Technician 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $18.12 - $27.31 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

February 12, 2024 (updated); position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position, and
2. a current resume, which includes dates of employment.

Department Summary

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University of Oregon’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus and branches at UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the UO Libraries offer many flexible service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research, learning, and publishing needs.

The UO Libraries’ mission is informing research and learning breakthroughs for Oregon. We strive to realize our vision of being a model for the enduring, positive impact that research libraries can have on their academic and civic communities. We do that with an unwavering commitment to our values. Learn more about the UO Libraries’ strategic design, our values, and our goals at library.uoregon.edu/strategy.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. We are also members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Digital Library Services:
The Digital Library Services (DLS) department is the center for the production and dissemination of digitized holdings from the Libraries, University and state partners, and contributes to the acquisition and development of technologies to support the discovery and preservation of these materials. DLS is a highly collaborative environment, providing stewardship for digitized assets throughout their lifecycle, from creation, metadata application, ingest, and discovery, through long-term preservation. Working closely with other Library departments, campus, state, and regional partners, DLS staff apply their expertise in project management, digital collection management, copyright, exhibit curation, digitization and capture, descriptive metadata, linked open data, information architecture, user interface design, accessibility, and digital preservation to aid the Libraries’ mission and positively impact the university and the state of Oregon..

We encourage applications from those whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, from individuals who have been historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in higher education, individuals who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in non-traditional pathways outside of higher education.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Position Summary

UO Libraries seeks a collaborative, communicative, and adaptable individual to coordinate and support Knight Library’s Aerial Photography Research Service (APRS). This position will be the primary coordinator for the APRS and manage a fee-based service that annually processes hundreds of requests for access to the UO’s aerial photography collection (an estimated million unique images of Oregon dating from 1929 to the 2000s). This one-of-a-kind collection brings together imagery of Oregon from federal, state, and private flights. Often, UO is the only known holder of these prints and films, which are used extensively to document historic conditions, land use, and environmental change. As coordinator, this position will also play a key role in identifying, planning, and carrying out digitization projects and GIS indexing projects to make this physical collection digitally accessible, and will contribute to workflows ensuring the long-term preservation of digitized assets.

This position will support the Cartographic and Government Information Librarian in government documents, maps, and aerial photography collection management and maintenance, as well as other collections- and shelving-related projects as needed. They will carry out the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising of student assistants, train Digital Library Services employees on basic aspects of APRS and Government Documents, and communicate with patrons, colleagues, and business partners via e-mail, telephone, and in person. The person in this position will work collaboratively with other Libraries branches, units, and departments, including the Access Services, Open Research Services, and Teaching and Liaison Services departments. This position also oversees daily collection maintenance, management, and digitization projects for government documents, maps, and aerial photography and performs various tasks in support of the Digital Library Services department within the Division of Collections, Discovery, & Digital Strategy (CDDS) of UO Libraries.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library;
OR,
• 4 years of current library experience;
AND, advanced proficiency in multiple library-specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repositories; content management systems.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to work independently and as a team member to balance workloads and meet deadlines.
• Ability to complete tasks that require extreme detail and precision.
• Ability to consistently provide professional and user-focused customer service.
• Ability to communicate effectively with library patrons, colleagues, and business partners.
• Ability to remain current in, interpret, determine compliance with, and enforce policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations in a rapidly changing environment.
• Ability to troubleshoot technological, procedural, and other types of problems.
• Ability to work within and foster a diverse work environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience supervising, overseeing, or leading the work of students or volunteers.
• Experience using or working with aerial photography.
• Experience using GIS mapping software.
• Experience with the Federal Depository Library Program.
• Experience providing public service in a busy environment.
• Experience with digitization equipment, software, and methods in a production environment.
• Experience or formal training in project management.

FLSA Exempt: No


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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