Position announcement: Northwestern University Library Multimedia

Claire Dougherty (m-dougherty@northwestern.edu)
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 12:25:06 -0700 (PDT)

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

POSITION: Multimedia Services Specialist
DIVISION: Public Services
DEPARTMENT: Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
REPORTS TO: Head, Marjorie I. Mitchell Digital Media Services

SUMMARY: The Digital Media Services (DMS) unit of the Mitchell
Multimedia Center provides production, consulting, training,
development, and media delivery services to library staff and
university faculty. Special areas of focus include high-end image
production, time-based media digitization, media streaming, and
digital media repository systems development. Digital Media Services
is also heavily invested in supporting the web publishing activities
of the library and related digital library projects. The DMS Testbed
accommodates research and testing of a variety of emerging tools and
protocols, making it a critical component of the University Library's
ability to anticipate, test, and implement new technologies.

The Multimedia Services Specialist supports the activities and
operations of the Digital Media Services unit of the Mitchell
Multimedia Center. Functions include coordination of digital
services offered to faculty and advanced students; server and
workstation management and maintenance; supervision of part-time
student assistants; training students, faculty and staff in the use
of the area's software and hardware; collaboration on projects with
faculty and library staff, including the development of collections
of digital materials; participation in the continuing development of
the electronic reserve system.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages daily operations in Digital Media Services
facilities. Oversees workstation configuration and management,
student staff workflow, production services, and training events.
Supervises nine DMS part-time student consultants, including hiring,
training, scheduling, and evaluating. Assists faculty, staff, and
students working on a wide variety of multimedia projects at a range
of levels. Collaborates with library and other university staff on
web and multimedia training programs for faculty.
Participates in collaborative project planning and management with
faculty and staff where appropriate under the direction of the Head
of Digital Media Services. May participate in projects to design and
create digital collections, including digital video reserve and other
digital library collections. Provides technical support for the
Electronic Reserve System. Assists in integration of new
technologies and new approaches to the delivery of reserve services.
Participates in planning and implementing library web publishing
projects in collaboration with the Library Webmaster and Web
Development Group. May participate in long-term planning for
evolution of digital services within the library and the university
as a whole. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Masters degree from an ALA accredited
program in library science, or other advanced degree, or equivalent
combination of education and experience. High degree of familiarity
with the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Advanced working
knowledge of web technologies, the use of the Internet in higher
education, and awareness of current trends and developments in the
use of the Web to deliver information and services. Demonstrated
knowledge of HTML and related standards. Must have excellent written
and oral communication skills, the ability to work well with faculty,
students, and colleagues, and a proven high degree of initiative.
Preferred: Some experience in a public service area of an
academic/research library. UNIX computing experience. Basic
knowledge of current scanning technology. Experience with computer
applications related to graphic design, web authoring, and digital
video.

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications, minimum $30,000.

TO APPLY: Send letter of application and resume, including names of
three references, to Peter J. Devlin, Personnel Librarian,
Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road, Evanston,
Illinois 60208-2300 or libpers@welles.library.nwu.edu. Applications
will be accepted until position is filled. Northwestern University
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment
eligibility verification required upon hire.

___________________________________________
M. Claire Dougherty
Head, Digital Media Services
Northwestern University Library
(847) 467-1437
m-dougherty@northwestern.edu
http://www.library.northwestern.edu/staff/cdougherty
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<bold>NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

POSITION</bold>: Multimedia Services Specialist

<bold>DIVISION</bold>: Public Services

<bold>DEPARTMENT</bold>: Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center

<bold>REPORTS TO</bold>: Head, Marjorie I. Mitchell Digital Media
Services

<bold>SUMMARY</bold>: The Digital Media Services (DMS) unit of the
Mitchell Multimedia Center provides production, consulting, training,
development, and media delivery services to library staff and
university faculty. Special areas of focus include high-end image
production, time-based media digitization, media streaming, and digital
media repository systems development. Digital Media Services is also
heavily invested in supporting the web publishing activities of the
library and related digital library projects. The DMS Testbed
accommodates research and testing of a variety of emerging tools and
protocols, making it a critical component of the University Library's
ability to anticipate, test, and implement new technologies.

The Multimedia Services Specialist supports the activities and
operations of the Digital Media Services unit of the Mitchell
Multimedia Center. Functions include coordination of digital services
offered to faculty and advanced students; server and workstation
management and maintenance; supervision of part-time student
assistants; training students, faculty and staff in the use of the
area's software and hardware; collaboration on projects with faculty
and library staff, including the development of collections of digital
materials; participation in the continuing development of the
electronic reserve system.

<bold>RESPONSIBILITIES: </bold>Manages daily operations in Digital
Media Services facilities. Oversees workstation configuration and
management, student staff workflow, production services, and training
events. Supervises nine DMS part-time student consultants, including
hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating. Assists faculty, staff,
and students working on a wide variety of multimedia projects at a
range of levels. Collaborates with library and other university staff
on web and multimedia training programs for faculty.

Participates in collaborative project planning and management with
faculty and staff where appropriate under the direction of the Head of
Digital Media Services. May participate in projects to design and
create digital collections, including digital video reserve and other
digital library collections. Provides technical support for the
Electronic Reserve System. Assists in integration of new technologies
and new approaches to the delivery of reserve services. Participates in
planning and implementing library web publishing projects in
collaboration with the Library Webmaster and Web Development Group.
May participate in long-term planning for evolution of digital services
within the library and the university as a whole. Performs other
duties as assigned.

<bold>QUALIFICATIONS</bold>: <bold>Required</bold>: Masters degree
from an ALA accredited program in library science, or other advanced
degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience. High
degree of familiarity with the Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
Advanced working knowledge of web technologies, the use of the
Internet in higher education, and awareness of current trends and
developments in the use of the Web to deliver information and services.
Demonstrated knowledge of HTML and related standards. Must have
excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work
well with faculty, students, and colleagues, and a proven high degree
of initiative. <bold>Preferred</bold>: Some experience in a public
service area of an academic/research library. UNIX computing
experience. Basic knowledge of current scanning technology.
Experience with computer applications related to graphic design, web
authoring, and digital video.

<bold>SALARY: </bold>Dependent on qualifications, minimum $30,000.

<bold>TO APPLY: </bold>Send letter of application and resume, including
names of three references, to <bold>Peter J. Devlin, Personnel
Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 1935 Sheridan Road,
Evanston, Illinois 60208-2300 or
libpers@welles.library.nwu.edu.</bold> Applications will be accepted
until position is filled. Northwestern University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment eligibility
verification required upon hire.
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___________________________________________

M. Claire Dougherty

Head, Digital Media Services

Northwestern University Library

(847) 467-1437

m-dougherty@northwestern.edu

http://www.library.northwestern.edu/staff/cdougherty

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