Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Job Opportunity - American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

Electronic Products & Services (EPS) Assistant [Part-time scanning position]

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA), a high-tech professional association of theological libraries & librarians that produces electronic products in all fields of religion & theology, has an opening for a part-time scanning position. The position offers a chance to learn about scanners, scanning software & creation of preservation and access level digital images and PDFs. Located in downtown Chicago near Willis Tower, the position offers a flexible schedule of 15-20 hours per week within 6AM–6PM weekdays working in a collegial culture.

Responsibilities include scanning journal issues for the online ATLA Serials (ATLAS) collection. Primary tasks include inventory, collation, disbinding, scanning & processing of journal issues. Other tasks include copying images; quality testing of images & full text; & preparing full text utilizing OCR software. Opportunities may arise to assist with other EPS products & services.

Minimum requirements: Detail-oriented person who can concentrate on the task at hand & provide consistent work when conducting repetitious tasks; physical ability to turn pages & to operate a manual paper cutter requiring 20 lbs. of pressure; familiarity with computers; & some college level course work.

Desired: Scanning software knowledge; serial publishing patterns knowledge; digital preservation knowledge; familiarity with Photoshop, Polyview, KOFAX Capture; BCS-2 software; MS Outlook; MS Excel & MS Word.

Salary: $10.50 to $12.25 per hour. ATLA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about ATLA, please visit our web site at

To Apply: Please send cover letter & resume by e-mail to Judy Knop, Digitization Coordinator, at Application review begins September 15th. No phone calls.



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