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Digitization Student Assistant - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 15, 2015
Robertson Library
Digitization Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 8-10 hours per week throughout the Fall/Winter semesters.

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

2015-2016 Academic Year, with possible renewal for subsequent terms, based on job performance and employment eligibility.

The Robertson Library is seeking applications for student positions for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. This competition will also be used to create a list for possible future openings. The list will remain in effect until September 30, 2016. Students hired may be renewed for subsequent terms, based on job performance, and employment eligibility.  Some evening and weekend work may be required.


The successful candidate will work under the general direction of the Digital Initiatives and Systems Librarian, and with library staff to digitize a range of information artifacts using a variety of photographic equipment and software, prepare basic metadata about the items scanned, ensure that scans and data meet quality standards, work on other quality assurance tasks, load content into the Library’s digital asset management system, and assist with other tasks in the Digitization Lab as required.


• Experience with image editing software.
• Experience using scanners and/or photographic equipment.
• Experience with a web-based content management like Drupal would be an asset.
• Experience with Google Apps (eg. Google Sheets) would be an asset.
• Knowledge of the Islandora Digital Asset Management System would be an asset.
• Demonstrated ability to perform repetitive work while ensuring careful attention to detail; punctuality; strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to take direction; ability to work as part of a team; ability to work with and handle fragile material with care.
• Experience working in an academic library or related public/retail service experience would be an asset.

Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment, Policies and Procedures Manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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