[Videolib] Job Posting: Digital Media Specialist

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:34:48 -0400

Digital Media Specialist
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern University seeks an energetic, creative, and self-motivated
individual to join its service-oriented and forward-looking Digital Media
Design Studio team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for assisting with the development,
implementation, and operation of the Digital Media Design Studio for the
creation of media-rich content/scholarship; investigating opportunities for
using digital media technologies and network delivery protocols to provide
access to media resources and collections; digitizing, encoding and
delivering via on-demand or streaming services selected music, spoken
audio, and video through Course Management system; establishing and
supporting public media production workstations for scanning, creation and
manipulation, images and graphics, analog to digital conversion, digital
video editing and for audio creation and editing; assisting with the
supervision and training of student assistants; providing assistance to
users; monitoring, evaluating, and learning about the evolving technologies
in the digital media field; assisting with the license negotiation process
and the management of performance and copying rights.

QUALIFICATIONS: College degree in Computer Science, Instruction/Media
Technology, and/or Librarianship. At least two years experience in the use
of various digital media and web-based technologies used in learning,
teaching and publishing. Proficiency with both Mac and Windows operating
systems. Experience with network-based resources. Ability to communicate
effectively and to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse groups
and individuals. A commitment to imaginative and creative user services.
At least two years supervisory experience. Knowledge of copyright and
licensing issues related to media.

SETTING: Northeastern, located in the heart of Boston, is an urban
Carnegie-classified “High Research Activity” Research University that is
student-focused and dedicated to a cooperative education/experiential
learning model. A diverse student body of 16,700 undergraduate and 4,400
graduates who are enrolled in seven undergraduate colleges, nine graduate
and professional schools, and two part-time undergraduate divisions. There
are also active continuing education and distance learning programs. The
Library holds membership in OCLC/NELINET, the Coalition for Networked
Information Task Force, the Boston Library Consortium, the Boston Regional
Library System, and the Council on Library and Information Sources. Visit
the Libraries’ web page for more information: http://www.lib.neu.edu.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent

Applications received by October 1, 2007 will receive first consideration,
though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send
letter of application, resume, and three references to Will Wakeling,
Acting Dean of Libraries, Northeastern University Libraries, 320 Snell
Library, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or w.wakeling@neu.edu. For
more information on the position, contact Debra Mandel, Head, Digital Media
Design Studio, at 617.373.4902 or d.mandel@neu.edu.

Northeastern University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer, and especially welcomes applications from minorities, women, and
persons with disabilities.

Debra H. Mandel,
Head, Digital Media Design Studio
Northeastern University Libraries
360 Huntington Ave.
200 SL
Boston, MA 02115
617-373-4902; 617-373-8955-FAX

VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.