Atkins Fellow - Born-Digital University Archives Processing

Position Information

General Information

Position Number STMP15
Working Title Atkins Fellow - Born-Digital University Archives Processing
Division Academic Affairs
Department Library (Adm)
Work Unit Library Spec Coll & Univ Archives
Work Location Atkins Library
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Non-Student Temporary
Employment Type Temporary - Full-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday to Friday: Generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM depending on Library schedule

Pay Rate $15.00 per hour
Minimum Experience/Education

Applicants must have completed 24 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Coursework or practical experience with digital archives, including principles of digital preservation
  • Coursework or practical experience with archival description standards
  • Coursework or practical experience with digital forensics and data analysis tools
  • Understanding of digital photography formats including JPG, TIF/TIFF, and RAW formats
  • Basic familiarity with one or more metadata standards, including MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems and frameworks for libraries, such as CONTENTdm, Hydra, and Islandora
Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the University Archivist and Digital Archivist, the fellow will process born-digital materials from the University Archives. These materials may consist of official University records, records of student organizations, papers of alumni, and/or University photographs.

In addition to processing records, the fellow will also create documentation related to this processing, such as a processing workflow or manual.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete the transfer of files to local server using existing workflow
  • Establish workflow for processing born-digital University records, which may include extracting embedded metadata, reformatting files, and arrangement and description
  • Develop a plan for ingest into Islandora repository
  • Ensure standard-compliant metadata is applied
Other Work/Responsibilities

Attend professional development workshops as scheduled throughout the program

Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 05/21/2018
Expected Length of Assignment 11 weeks (final day is August 3, 2018)
Posting Open Date 12/05/2017
Posting Close Date 02/28/2018
Special Notes to Applicants

Applications submitted by February 2, 2018 will receive first consideration.

To learn more about the Atkins Fellows program, visit

Campus housing is available from Sunday, May 20 to Saturday, August 4.

Participants in the program who wish to live in campus housing will need to complete a separate application after being selected for the program.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

*Full-time temporary positions do not offer leave accrual (paid time off), or retirement entitlement (state service) benefits.

However, full-time temporary employees are eligible to participate in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
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    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience you have that qualifies you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Other Document