BML Visual Resources Student Employment

JOB TITLE: BML Visual Resources Student Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  Outreach Services


PAY RATE: $13.00

ADDRESS: Boatwright Memorial Library/Parsons

SUPERVISOR: Jeannine Keefer, Visual Resources Librarian

TELEPHONE: 804-289-8275

JOB SUMMARY: Assists with daily collections management, scanning and digitizing of materials for inclusion in teaching image collection and images as needed by faculty and staff. Perform image research to find preo existing images as well as the best source possible for new images. Create original metadata in JSTORForum database for new images. Must be able to work between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm a minimum of 5 hours, but preferably 10 hours per week.


  • Research image requests to avoid duplication and find best sources for new images

  • Research existing images to provide complete metadata

  • Scan images and clean-up and resize images according to image collections standards

    using Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, and EPSON scanning software

  • Create digital images using flatbed scanner and slide scanner

  • Save and back up files

  • Perform periodic quality assurance tasks

  • Upload new images to teaching collection database - JSTORForum

  • Create original metadata descriptions of new images in JSTORForum using authority

    vocabularies and information from source materials – additional research may be required

  • Keep record of activities and submit to project supervisor

  • Other duties as assigned


    • Interest in digital imaging/photography and experience with Adobe Photoshop required

    • Some knowledge of libraries preferred

    • Knowledge of Art and Art History required

    • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy

    • Ability to perform moderately complex tasks requiring training

    • Moderate to high decisiono making ability

    • Ability to work independently

For Student Employment office use only

Wage rate: Level II

Index: 6750