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Position Opening: Student Clerk to scan SRT/KSO Mexican Manuscript Collection

November 6, 2014
Bulla de plenissima. : Indulgencia en favor y ayuda de la animas de los difuntos

Bulla de plenissima. : Indulgencia en favor y ayuda de la animas de los difuntos. SRT/KSO Mexican Manuscript Collection. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking a student clerk to assist with digitization of the Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection.

The Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, collected by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, is made up of printed and manuscript documents, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides, predominantly written in Spanish, and ranging in date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The collection includes government documents, financial records, legal petitions, political and ecclesiastical decrees, wills and legal testaments, and personal and business letters. A broad array of topics is covered in the collection, including information on government, politics, finances, work, religion, social status, marriage and family, and numerous other subjects of social and historical interest.

 

Job Title: Student Clerk

Job Description: With training from Department Head, Digital Archivist, and Rare Books Librarian, the student will carry out tasks relating to digitization. Activities may include paging and re-shelving, scanning, metadata editing, uploading digital objects, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Graduate student preferred. May consider undergraduates with library or museum experience. Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Familiarity with scanners and image editing software. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Spanish language literacy preferred.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon-Fri.

 Hours per Week: 9 – 19

Wage: $8.00/hr

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

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