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Digital Media Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT


Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the Digital Media Librarian actively supports the creation and promotion of digital collections, collaborating especially with Special Collections and other library staff in support of public and Trinity access, research, digital scholarship, and curriculum. They hire, train, and manage student staff in the Digital Imaging Studio, oversee digital capture workflows, ensure the proper handling and safeguarding of materials, and perform quality assurance. They will also develop a strong knowledge of copyright, fair use, and open access resources, and will promote and advocate for the library’s digital collections and services to faculty, staff, and other college departments. 

  • Provides support to faculty and students needing digital assets for publication, coursework or projects. Collaborates with other staff as needed. 
  • Participates in identifying library and archival collections for digitization, and in establishing specifications and workflows for each project in accordance with best practices of the profession. These include choice of appropriate digital capture hardware, handling requirements, metadata schema, filenames and accession numbers, file types, master file storage/directories, location and protection of physical materials.
  • Manages student staff digitizing for Trinity repositories (print, image, and video formats) as well as the hardware and software in the Digital Imaging Studio, fulfilling faculty and student requests. Ensures proper handling of fragile and rare materials, executes project workflows, oversees pre and post processing and archiving of master files. Ensures accuracy and quality of all digitization workflow output for publication to online repositories. 
  • Explores feasibility and methods of providing expanded online support for faculty course requirements, such as digital print reserves and open access resources. Investigates workflows and process, staff and time.
  • Uploads digital content to digital repositories, backs up master files, and maintains and updates spreadsheets of published content.
  • Promotes the library’s digital collections and digitization services and works with the Digital Archivist to make collections more discoverable. Creates blog postings and other materials promoting library and archival collections available online. Collaborates with others in LITS to promote services to campus community; may lead workshops, promotional presentations or communications. 
  • Participates in relevant professional associations, workshops, and meetings to stay current with issues and best practices related to digital collections including digital capture, access, storage, DEI, software, hardware, copyright, fair use, and digital preservation. Maintains relationships with CTW and other professional colleagues. 
  • Supports and assists nontraditional and digital scholarship efforts of faculty and students focusing on projects utilizing the department’s digital collections. 
  • Performs other duties as needed by the department.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred
  • 1-3 years related experience
  •  MLS, MIS preferred (or equivalent certification, training, or experience)
  •  Proficiency with media capture hardware and software and ability to quickly learn new skills
  • Familiarity with metadata standards
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  •  Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully execute multiple concurrent responsibilities

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