Digital Scholarship Services in Lafayette College Libraries is recruiting a summer student assistant to support our work developing digital collections. This is a great opportunity to work closely with Special Collections materials, learn about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating digital material, improve your digital literacy, and develop skills with different kinds of hardware, software, and web publishing platforms.  Please email a cover letter and resume to Janna Avon, Digital Initiatives Librarian,  Deadline: May 31, 2019.  Feel free to reach out to Janna with any questions about the position.


  • Scanning special collections and college archives materials using flatbed scanners and BookEye scanner.
  • Creating item level descriptive metadata for digitized items.
  • Ingesting metadata and scans into digital publishing platforms.
  • Documenting processes, testing workflows, and assisting in drafting and editing user guides and instructions.
  • Reflective writing for the DSS blog.


  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to maintain attention while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Comfortable learning new software and digital tools.
  • Able to safely handle delicate physical materials and equipment.
  • Strong communication skills.