Technology and Digital Media Fellow at UNC-Charlotte

Atkins Library

The Atkins Fellows program at UNC-Charlotte is an eleven-week paid summer residential fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program. It is designed to provide each fellow who participates with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity, while also supporting Atkins Library's mission, goals, and initiatives. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

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Description:

The Technology & Digital Media fellowship provides an opportunity to collaborate with Research and Instructional Services’ faculty to understand the applications of technology in various disciplines. The Fellow will conduct research in the area of digital imaging and will identify and prioritize collections for conversion to 3D modeling. Possible scanning projects may include everyday objects, books, and/or textiles and artifacts from Special Collections and University Archives such as artists’ and pop-up books. The fellow will split their time between two units; initially working in Research and Instructional Services on Digital Humanities research and then embedded within Technology & Digital Strategies, gaining exposure to relevant technologies. The Fellow will become an expert in digital and 3D imaging processes and application through research and hands-on learning.

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills/Competencies:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with photography and/or digital imaging
  • Experience with graphic design programs
  • Experience conducting independent research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent time management, analytical and creative problem solving skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature review and environmental scan of digital production workflows and technology applications
  • Identify use cases for implementation in academic libraries and higher education
  • Research, report, and recommend platforms and tools
  • Assess and identify collection/s and design high-resolution 3D models
  • Present findings at internal and external meetings and/or conferences
  • Generate reports, as well as present findings and recommendations to internal and external audiences
  • Help to define and model collaborative relationship between Research and Instructional Services (liaison/subject librarians) and the Makerspace/Visualization Lab in supporting digital media projects

Supervisors: Somally Kim Wu, Head of Library Technology Innovation (skimwu@uncc.edu) & Jenna Rinalducci, Arts + Architecture Librarian (jrinaldu@uncc.edu)

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