The Digital Scholarship Librarian will participate in assessing campus needs, planning, and building initial digital scholarship programs and services for the University Libraries. The position will provide training on digital scholarship tools and methods through workshops and individual consultations. In collaboration with faculty, the position will support the design of media-rich course assignments which employ tools and methods such as GIS mapping, digital exhibits, text mining and analysis, or open scholarship. Additionally, the position will support and partner with faculty conducting research involving similar tools and methods. To further partnerships with faculty and students, this position will serve as the liaison librarian to one or more departments in the Humanities.
This position is a part of a three-year pilot to reimagine the research and development lab, which is to be merged into the University Libraries. The reimagined lab will provide space, programming, and expertise in support of digital scholarship, data services, emerging technology, and entrepreneurship. Reports to the Head of Reference, Research, and Instructional Services (RRIS) and involves close collaboration with the lab director.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Minimum two years’ experience in library services or related experience
- Experience or course work with digital scholarship topics.
- Knowledge of the use and application of digital scholarship technologies or methods, such as: web-development, digital posters, geospatial mapping, text-visualization, open access scholarship, or other areas of digital knowledge production and communication.
- Willingness to take risks, to develop a oneself into a new role and launch new services.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience working in an academic library environment.
- Educational background in a humanities related discipline.
- Experience with methods, tools, services, best practices, and/or trends related to digital scholarship.
- Experience with the use and application of digital scholarship technologies or methods, such as: web-development, digital posters, geospatial mapping, text-visualization, open access scholarship, or other areas of digital knowledge production and communication.
- Experience planning and offering instructional services on topics related to digital scholarship.
- Demonstrated ability to balance multiple assignments and projects.
- Experience with grant and proposal writing.
- Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program.
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