PT Information Assistant– FIT Library

Provide administrative support for the Office of Library Directors. Organize Library social media initiatives by creating engagement with library services and resources through the College’s website and social media outlets.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Web and Social Media Responsibilities

  •  Evaluate, maintain and update the Library’s web page, social networking sites, wikis and other technologies that may be implemented in workflows
  •  Use the college’s CMS to update library access and service information on all pages for the Library’s website
  • Conduct training and information sessions to educate library personnel on emerging social media technologies and applications
  • Remain abreast of the current technologies relevant to social media, web content delivery and library administration
  • Troubleshoot and resolve IT issues

Administrative Responsibilities

Assist the Administrative Coordinator and work as part of a Library Leadership team

  • Provide a wide range of administrative support for the Office of the Library Directors, including calendaring, files management, research, budgetary activities and travel arrangements
  • Participate on a variety of library-wide and college committees
  • Special projects as required

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree required and three years of appropriate administrative experience
  •  Proficient with MS office suite; expert level excel preferred.
  • Social Media applications experience e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Foursquare etc.; Experience working with Adobe CS and content management systems preferred
  • Experience working independently and using initiative
  • Proven ability to work within a diverse environment
  •  Must possess and demonstrate excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills, tact, resourcefulness and the ability to identify and solve problems
  •  Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization skills and be detail oriented
  •  Ability to train personnel and conduct information sessions
  •  Must possess evaluative/problem solving abilities


Additional Information:

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed under typical library conditions with requirements for frequent sitting and standing for long periods of time, as well as frequent lifting and carrying of heavy library materials and maneuvering carts full of books. Ability to sit or stand for long intervals. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push and pull 100 or more pounds.

Current Salary Schedule: 89/0 $24.68 per hour

Department: Library

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual’s ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals.
Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-4pm; Wednesday 9am-5pm 25 hours per week

Schedule subject to change based on department needs

FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Full posting here.

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CAVRACON at UCSB June 16-17th, 2011

THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTERS OF THE VISUAL RESOURCES ASSOCIATION cordially invite you to the California Visual Resources Association Conference, also known as CAVRACON, which will be held Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th, 2011 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cavraconference/

CaVraCon will provide workshops, presentations and demos dealing with the many aspects of creating, managing and maintaining digital image collections, as well as the opportunity to network with both emerging professionals and veterans of the field.

The conference will be open to any interested parties regardless of organizational or institutional affiliation.  Check the above site for registration information.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 

Patricia Harpring (Managing Editor Getty Vocabulary Program)
Developing local authority files for the CCO/CDWA categories and a discussion of CONA

Megan Marler (ArtSTOR, Senior Analyst for Strategic Initiatives)
ArtSTOR?s Shared Shelf

George Helfand (Luna Imaging, Inc., Account Manager)
Expanding Your Scope: A Workflow for Adding Books to a Digital Image Collection

Greg Reser (UCSD, Metadata Specialist) and Sheryl Frisch (CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, Visual Resource Specialist)
The VRA Custom XMP Info Panel: How do I use it?

Jan Eklund (UC Berkeley, Business Systems Analyst, IST Data Services) and Chris Hoffman (UC Berkeley, Manager of Informatics Services, IST Data Services)
Deploying CollectionSpace for a VR Collection

Tom Moon (UCSB Library, Digitization Unit Manager)
Structuring Workflows: implementing new procedures without disruption

Lois McLean and Rick Tessman (McLean Media, Content Clips)
Content Clips, An Online Tool for Teaching with Digital Images

Dr. James Bartholomay Kiracofe (Director, Inter-American Institute for Advanced Studies in Cultural History)
Images for Education, On the road with an academic photographer

As well as a Plenary by the Visual Resources Association President, Maureen Burns (IMAGinED Consulting), Case Studies, tours and more!

Things to bring: flip-flops, laptops and business cards.
Please send questions to John Trendler <john.trendler@scrippscollege.edu>
We look forward to seeing you!


From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with Recollection

From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with Recollection
Brooklyn Public Library

Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress, will give a lecture titled “From Records to Data: Seeing and Sharing Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Differently with Recollection” at Brooklyn Public Library’s Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture on Thursday, May 19th from 3-4:30pm.

Owens will introduce and demonstrate the utility of Recollection, a free open source platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow scholars, librarians and curators to explore digital collections in novel and intuitive ways. This demonstration will show how content stewards can ingest collections from spreadsheets, sets of MODS records, or RSS and Atom feeds and then generate a range of interactive visualizations, including charts and maps, as well as sophisticated faceted browser interfaces for users of their digital collections.

We especially invite students and professionals interested in cultural heritage, digital curation and preservation, information visualization and other similar fields to attend.

Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
718-230-2762
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org


California Digital Library Announces Release of XTF Version 3.0

Oakland, CA, April 5, 2011 – The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to announce the release of version 3.0 of XTF(http://xtf.cdlib.org/), an open source, highly flexible software application that supports the search, browse and display of heterogeneous digital content.  XTF provides efficient and practical methods for creating customized end-user interfaces for distinct digital content collections and is used by institutions worldwide.

Highlights from the 3.0 release include:

  • Scanned book display support in default UI
  • Stability improvements to index rotation support
  • Globalization and RSS support
  • Further Unicode improvements
  • Many bug fixes

See the full change log (http://xtf.cdlib.org/documentation/changelog/) for further details.

XTF is a combination of Java and XSLT 2.0 that indexes, queries, and displays digital objects and is based on open source software (e.g. Lucene and Saxon).  XTF can be downloaded from the XTF website (http://xtf.cdlib.org/download/) or from the XTF Project page on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtf/), where the source code can also be found.

The XTF website also provides a self-guided tutorial and a sample of the default installation (http://xtf.cdlib.org:8080/xtf/search), demonstrating the capabilities of the tool out-of-the-box. Both of these resources provide a quick view of the capabilities of XTF prior to download.

Offering a suite of customizable features that support diverse intellectual access to content, XTFinterfaces can be designed to support the distinct tools and presentations that are useful and meaningful to specific audiences.  In addition, XTF offers the following core features:

  • Easy to deploy: Drops directly in to a Java application server such as Tomcat or Resin; has been tested on Solaris, Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
  • Easy to configure: Can create indexes on any XML element or attribute; entire presentation layer is customizable via XSLT.
  • Robust: Optimized to perform well on large documents (e.g., a single text that exceeds 10MB of encoded text); scales to perform well on collections of millions of documents; provides full Unicode support.
  • Extensible:
    • Works well with a variety of authentication systems (e.g., IP address lists, LDAP, Shibboleth).
    • Provides an interface for external data lookups to support thesaurus-based term expansion, recommender systems, etc.
    • Can power other digital library services (e.g., XTF contains an OAI-PMH data provider that allows others to harvest metadata, and an SRU interface that exposes searches to federated search engines).
    • Can be deployed as separate, modular pieces of a third-party system (e.g., the module that displays snippets of matching text).
  • Powerful for the end user:
    • Spell checking of queries
    • Faceted displays for browsing
    • Dynamically updated browse lists
    • Session-based bookbags

These basic features can be tuned and modified.  For instance, the same bookbag feature that allows users to store links to entire books, can also store links to citable elements of an object, such as a note or other reference.

Examples of XTF-based applications both within and outside of the CDL include:


Microsoft DreamSpark

DreamSpark offers students free, full versions of Microsoft Expression Studio (MS’ version of Adobe’s&nbsp; Creative Suite), Visual Studio 2008 Pro, Windows Server 2003 Standard, and XNA game Studio 2.0.

Of note under Expression Studio is the Expression Media Program.&nbsp; Expression Media “is a professional asset management tool to visually catalog and organize all your digital assets for effortless retrieval and presentation.”

https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

For those who are no longer students, MS offers 60-day trials.

http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/download.aspx?key=studio