The Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) leverages state-of-the art technologies, enabling students and faculty to explore new methodologies, analyze complex data and share research results in innovative ways. The Navari Family Center offers the Notre Dame community access to consultations with experts in digital scholarship fields, free educational workshops and seminars, specialized hardware/software, and collaborative work spaces.
Technical Assistants (TA) serve a particularly critical role, as this position functions as one of the initial points of contact for students, faculty, and staff users in the NFCDS space, and provides entry level technical and referral assistance.
Baseline duties include such tasks as opening/closing applicable Center spaces, maintaining the environment, collecting utilization data, circulating equipment, troubleshooting/providing technical assistance to users, and fielding walk-in/phone inquiries.
In addition to regular shift duties, all Technical Assistants will be required to complete tasks associated with NFCDS projects and other Library projects as requested. For example, our Division Project Manager may ask us to assign Technical Assistants to upload scanned images to our digital repository during the course of several shifts, or TAs may be asked to try a new software and document its basic functions for publishing as a resource on our web site.
As the initial point of contact and support for NFCDS users, TAs must:
Technical Assistants with the requisite skill sets (or who express an interest in gaining requisite skills) will have opportunities to assist Library faculty/staff with digital scholarship projects, as well as projects such as systematic reviews of literature, online tutorial creation, research guide creation/editing, investigations of emerging technologies and resources, and creative projects.
Technical Assistants who contribute to work that is later published or presented will be acknowledged appropriately.The NFCDS is committed to ensuring that our Technical Assistants find their time on our team to be advantageous to their professional development, and we are happy to consider Technical Assistant proposals of projects that overlap with NFCDS priorities and the TA’s research/professional development interests.
Interested TAs may select one area (3D printing, large-format printing, metrics, documentation, teaching introductory-level workshops (in a relevant digital scholarship field)) for which they will receive additional, specialized training, and then be designated the lead (or one of a small group of leads) Technical Assistant responsible for that area.
Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching/crawling (e.g., related to special event furniture reconfiguration, or the need to work with cords under a table). This job is performed in a generally hazard-free environment in a clean atmosphere. 80% sitting | 20% walking/standing