Princeton University Library seeks an experienced and motivated accessibility digitization specialist with a strong public service orientation to work in the Fulfillment Services Unit of the Content Access Department of Princeton University Library. The accessibility specialist serves as the Library's primary point of contact for matters related to the accessibility of print and digital library resources.
Princeton University Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University's commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions.
This position supports accommodations for students with disabilities as requested, by evaluating and remediating course materials via digitization to ensure they are fully accessible to users of assistive technologies. The Specialist searches for and evaluates the accessibility of born-digital and already digitized materials, as well as the feasibility and methods of appropriate digitization of physical materials when necessary, to ensure they are remediated and delivered accessibly to students to fulfill their requests in time for their course needs. The work also includes interfacing with commercial service providers as needed for complex document remediation needs. The Specialist manages the end-to-end submission, processing and fulfillment of requests and materials, monitors progress and validates quality of deliverables provided, working as needed with the students for whom they were requested.
The Specialist leverages expertise in digitization and remediation technologies, partnering closely with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) from whom requests for digitization and remediation are received, and collaborating with other campus stakeholders, accessibility service providers and advocates on campus (such as the Office of Information Technology and the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning) as needed to carry out the Library tasks of the role. The Specialist also works directly with faculty as needed to clarify and align on requested course reading assignments of textual, visual or other-format content.
The position represents PUL’s content-accessibility needs with external partnerships and consortial organizations (e.g. HathiTrust, Center for Research Libraries, IPLC, ReCAP). In support of the University's Digital Accessibility Policy, the Specialist continually develops and maintains the currency of their expertise in the evolving field of accessibility digitization and remediation, and keeps abreast of the latest advancements in remediation technologies, copyright intricacies, and the impacts of emerging media formats, and how they might apply to the Library context at PUL.
Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8:45am-5:00pm; Summer 8:30am-4:30pm. Some evening and weekend work may be required.
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