13.0279 job at UMD: Electronic Text & Imaging Center

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 21:36:51 +0000

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 279.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 10:43:16 -0500 (EST)
From: Skip Warnick <skipw@itd.umd.edu>
Subject: Job Posting: Electronic Text and Imaging Center Coordinator
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University of Maryland Libraries
Associate Staff Position Vacancy / AS-5881

TITLE: Manager, Electronic Text and Imaging Center
LOCATION:Information Technology Division and Public
Services Division
CATEGORY:Associate Staff, Full-Time (12 Month Appointment)
SALARY:Commensurate with qualifications and experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Digital Library
Operations, the incumbent will be responsible for daily
operations of the ETIC, a new service unit at the
University of Maryland Libraries. The initial focus of the
ETIC is to support the humanities, and it is closely
aligned with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the
Humanities (MITH) which is housed adjacent to the ETIC.
Long-range plans are to expand activities into other
disciplinary areas. The Center assists faculty and
students in identifying, accessing, creating, and using
scholarly electronic texts and images.
The ETIC Manager will serve as the primary resource person
in all phases of this service, from working with users to
conceptualize options to assisting in the design of
curricular and research projects using specific texts and
tools; identifies, evaluates, and acquires appropriate
electronic texts and images for research and instruction in
collaboration with subject librarians; keeps informed of
new trends and standards for digital projects; supervises a
graduate assistant and undergraduate students who will
provide technical support and public service assistance;
collaborates with the Director and staff of MITH on
research and instruction projects; provides individual and
group instruction on electronic text and image content,
use, and production; participates on the Libraries'
Collection Management and Resource Allocation Committee as

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree
in Library and Information Science; subject expertise in
the humanities as demonstrated by degree, coursework, or
experience; at least two years experience in one or more of the
following areas: authoring languages, instructional design,
web development, database management, and multimedia.
Experience with HTML, SGML, XML. Demonstrated ability to
work with a variety of hardware and software utilized in
electronic text and imaging work (e.g., scanning, text
analysis software). Must be able to work effectively with
technical and non-technical users. Excellent oral and
written communication skills. Supervisory experience.
Familiarity with electronic text and imaging content.
Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages

BENEFITS: 22 days annual leave and 3 personal days; 14 paid
holidays; 15 days sick leave. Employer contributes to
health insurance and retirement (State pension or
TIAA-CREF), tuition remission.

APPLICATIONS: For full consideration, submit a cover
letter and a resume and names/addresses of three references
by January 10, 2000. Applications accepted until the
position is filled. Send resume to: Ray Foster, Library
Personnel Services, Room #4105, McKeldin Library,
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011. You
may also fax your resume: (301) 314-9960. Libraries Web
Address: http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP


Fernandes, Guadalupe
Library Personnel Services
Room 4105, McKeldin Library
University of Maryland Libraries
(301) 405-9249
E-mail: gf4@umail.umd.edu