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Pierre, SD 57501

1-605-773-6962 (FAX)
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Library Technician PT (Job Id 11376 URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources Career Space Job Listing)

  • Agency: Department of Education; Division of State Library
  • Location: Pierre
  • Salary: $11.95 - $13.75 per hour, depending on experience
  • Pay Grade: GD
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Part-Time: 20 hours per week with benefits

For more information on the Department of Education, please visit URL Link to South Dakota Department of Education.

The Digital Services Library Technician assists with digitization projects. The projects include scanning historical state documents, state agency reports, and other published government documents to make them available online to the public. The Library Technician prepares materials for scanning by separating items into manageable sections and assisting with scanning, OCRing, application of accessibility features. Additionally, the Library Technician may assist with uploading digitized content into a digital repository. The position maintains statistics for Digital Services and reports to the head of Reference and Collection Services.

This is a part-time position - 20 hours per week with benefits.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A high school diploma or equivalent and some college and or/ library coursework is preferred.

Experience with:

  • working with common digital library or digital applications and tools (e.g., CONTENTdm, OmniPage, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat DC).

Knowledge of:

  • principles, practices, techniques, and services of a library;
  • basic record keeping systems;
  • photo editing software;
  • various Microsoft Office products.

Skill to:

  • communicate effectively;
  • prepare statistical reports;
  • work as part of a team.

Ability to:

  • manage projects from inception to completion;
  • deal tactfully with others;
  • provide quality control of scanned materials;
  • process and edit existing catalog records;
  • use a computer to load, edit, and store documents;
  • proofread with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • organize work and set priorities with minimal direction;
  • keep up to date with new technical development, equipment, and standards;
  • lift and carry boxes of library materials;
  • work independently.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources.

Apply at: URL Link to South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
500 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: 605.773.3148
Fax: 605.773.4344

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