T1192 Mielke Fellowship-Public Services/Digital Services
20 hours per week for 51 weeks
The Mielke Research Fellow will explore the potential role that digitization and 3D modeling will have in the library's overall approach to preservation and to making items in our distinct collections more accessible, and examine the possibilities for developing interactive tours and exhibits via existing platforms (such as Omeka, etc.). The Research Fellow will work under the supervision of the Director of Pubic Services and the Digital Services Librarians (and in consultation with the Head of Special Collections and the Curator of Art Collections and Exhibitions) to devise general criteria for modeling and digital preservation, to identify a sampling of specific items—from Special Collections the Union College Permanent Collection—suitable for modeling, to research and present contextual information relating to the items chosen, to model a selection of items, and to present the models created and related research in an appropriate format. The Research Fellow will undertake any training necessary to carry out these responsibilities, will prepare a written report on the project’s findings, and may be asked to conduct public demonstrations and/or exhibitions of the work undertaken.
Bachelor’s degree (with a preference given to recent Union College graduates); familiarity with 3D printing and scanning (with experience using a FARO high resolution scanner preferred): excellent research, writing, and digital presentation skills; and the ability to work independently. The Research Fellow must be comfortable working with unique items that may be rare and/or valuable. Candidates must have previous experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Power Point, and familiarity with Google applications. The selected candidate must be safety conscious and be committed to promoting the value of diversity and student success.
Please submit cover letter and resume
Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:
Req. # T1192
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
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