Atkins Fellow - Technology and Digital Media

Position Information

General Information

Position Number STMP15
Working Title Atkins Fellow - Technology and Digital Media
Division Academic Affairs
Department Library (Adm)
Work Unit Library Tech & Digital Strategies
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:
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with photography and/or digital imaging
  • Experience with graphic design programs
  • Experience conducting independent research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management, analytical and creative problem solving skills
Duties and Responsibilities

The Technology & Digital Media fellowship provides an opportunity to collaborate with Research and Instructional Services’ faculty to understand the applications of technology in various disciplines. The Fellow will conduct research in the area of digital imaging and will identify and prioritize collections for conversion to 3D modeling. Possible scanning projects may include everyday objects, books, and/or textiles and artifacts from Special Collections and University Archives such as artists’ and pop-up books. The fellow will split their time between two units; initially working in Research and Instructional Services on Digital Humanities research and then embedded within Technology & Digital Strategies, gaining exposure to relevant technologies. The Fellow will become an expert in digital and 3D imaging processes and application through research and hands-on learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature review and environmental scan of digital production workflows and technology applications
  • Identify use cases for implementation in academic libraries and higher education
  • Research, report, and recommend platforms and tools
  • Assess and identify collection/s and design high-resolution 3D models
  • Present findings at internal and external meetings and/or conferences
  • Generate reports, as well as present findings and recommendations to internal and external audiences
  • Help to define and model collaborative relationship between Research and Instructional Services (liaison/subject librarians) and the Makerspace/Visualization Lab in supporting digital media projects
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 https://library.uncc.edu/atkins/atkinsfellows

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).

Please use these links for more information:

http://www.shpnc.org/HDHP.aspx

http://hr.uncc.edu/benefits/health-plan-options

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
    • Local JobNetwork
    • 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