Marriott Library Jobs
Academic Librarian Positions
The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or underserved groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent's first professional library position; it will orient the Resident Research Assistant Librarian to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident's professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library's priorities.
The Resident will be supervised by the Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library's four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department's success. Each rotation will build the Resident's understanding of the library's mission, role, and structure; the Resident's practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident's ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident Librarian will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.
Full-Time Staff Positions
Information and Research Specialist
Reporting to the Coordinator of Chat and Email Reference, this position will provide reference assistance to University faculty, staff and students in person and electronically. Some of those shifts will be on the weekends and in the evenings with a weekly schedule of Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm. The incumbent will assist with the creation of online learning tools for such things as videos, Canvas, LibGuides and other websites. This position will assist with literature searches, grant writing, data collection, and data analysis along with basic office assistance including scheduling, copying, scanning, and delivery of marketing materials. For this position, one year of education is equivalent to two years of experience.
Web Software Developer
Reporting to the Systems Architect of Enterprise Systems and Software Development (ESSD), the software developer will be responsible for implementing software development projects. As a member of the ESSD team, the successful candidate will be working with motivated, talented, and personable designers, developers and systems administrators who are constantly working to create and deliver systems that help further the mission of the Library and University of Utah. This position will work in a team setting to manage library's online presence and implement proven user-centered design and development strategies. Successful candidate will have the freedom to design and execute strategies to help connect our users with the information they are seeking.
Digital Library Project Manager
The Digital Library Project Manager is the library's champion of Utah Digital Newspaper projects as well as helping to implement new digital initiatives for the library and our partners. While this position is housed within the Digital Library Services Department, it has the unique opportunity to work with partners throughout the library, state, and region. The job will allow you to combine your technical knowledge, communication skills, and project management experience to ensure that digital newspapers from Utah and other digital projects are accessible to researchers around the world now and in the future.
Please note: For the Marriott Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception exists. Please contact Jordan Waite for questions about this policy.
Do you have a love of Utah history, Mormon history, and/or the history of the West? If so, this position is perfect for you. As a Photograph Processor in Multimedia Archives, you will assist in the arrangement, description, and digitization of photograph collections related to these histories. You will be part of a team dedicated to preserving these important histories.
If you have a keen eye for detail and an interest in history, research, and genealogy, you may be just the person to help us develop a regional vocabulary for personal and corporate names. The Marriott Library, in partnership with several other regional institutions will be developing a service to help us describe digital items more consistently and accurately. Your job will be to review lists of names and identify anything that is missing or incorrect, using a variety of sources such as obituary information and the Library of Congress Name Authorities. Basic data entry will also be required, as you enhance our site with updated information, and help us keep track of improvements. You don't need a background in a technical field; if you think this job is a good fit for you, please apply no matter what your major or prior work experience might be. You will be working independently much of the time, so you will need to be comfortable analyzing complex information, making decisions, and working with (or learning to use) software such as Excel, Google Sheets, Open Refine, and delimited text files. This is a temporary, one-year position.
Knowledge Commons Counter Staff
Interact with students, staff, and faculty in the Marriott Library Knowledge Commons, Union computer lab, and Benchmark computer lab. Answer a variety of questions about campus and library resources, research, computer software, printing, and more.
Digitize film transparencies, books, and loose leaf material for use in online collections for the Marriott Library. This includes post-processing images, and compiling keyword search metadata.
Digital Preservation Assistant
The successful applicant will assist the Digital Preservation team in their goal of preserving the library's digital collections by preparing files and their metadata for ingest to the digital archive. This task will involve the manipulation of large batches of files in various formats, preparing metadata on spreadsheets, and sending them to the digital archive.
MWDL Web Software Development Assistant
The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) seeks an energetic, innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Web Development Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to building services for digital libraries and archives. Hosted at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, along with the rest of the MWDL staff, this position serves the Mountain West region as a key part of the MWDL Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America, which aggregates metadata from partnering libraries, museums, and archives in five states for sharing both regionally via the MWDL portal at http://mwdl.org/ and nationally via the DPLA portal at http://dp.la/.
While this position focuses primarily on assisting with auditing, editing and designing web pages on the MWDL portal that hosts collections from the various constituents (partners) of MWDL, it will also provide an opportunity to work on social media promotions for MWDL news, content, and collaboration efforts, while also assisting with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tasks for MWDL. The SEO task set entails analyzing website traffic, collaborating with MWDL team on SEO best practices for the web portal, and studying opportunities and trends in SEO standards to achieve maximum visibility on the world wide web. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen services within the MWDL community.
AV Data Technician
From oral histories and music to home movies, news, and independent film, the audio-visual materials in Special Collections provide a dynamic glimpse into Utah's art, history and culture. If you are detail-oriented, like working with computers and have a passion for history, for film, for the stories of people and the places where they live, consider joining the Audio-Visual Archive team. Organize digital audio and video, transform data using XML, and take pleasure in creating order out of chaos, preserve unique historical materials for future generations, and help visitors to the library discover something wonderful they didn't know existed.
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