Barnard Library invites applications for a Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) to take the lead in creating, facilitating, and coordinating services and programming in the new Digital Humanities Center, opening Fall 2018. Reporting to the Director for Teaching, Learning & Digital Scholarship, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work directly with the Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center and will take a proactive approach to working with faculty, undergraduates, and fellow librarians and staff to collaborate on established digital projects and develop new, sustainable research projects, classroom support, and instruction in digital methods. This includes designing and presenting workshops on digital tools, resources and best practices on digital scholarship; coordinating the development and expansion of sustainable digital scholarship services; building partnerships with other Centers, faculty and departments; connecting with and contributing to the diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts; and establishing a community of practice and assessment for digital scholarship across campus. Working closely with the Directors in the library (Collections, Archives & Special Collections, Teaching & Learning, and Instructional Media and Academic Technology Services), the DSL will also facilitate the creation of complementary infrastructure and services in those units, such as digital collection building and creation, and digital repository work, and may participate in web design and accessibility efforts. This position may also serve as a Personal Librarian to one or more academic departments in the humanities, providing instruction and collections development.
About BLAIS: Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS) develops and curates unique collections, and information resources, and provides information and media services that support the Barnard faculty and community, and establish a foundation for intellectual inquiry, ethical scholarship, and lifelong learning among Barnard students. The Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, currently under construction, will open in the Fall of 2018 and incorporate 6 new faculty-led centers into the library, including the Empirical Reasoning Center, Design Center, Digital Humanities Center, Media Center, Movement Lab, Computational Science Center and Center for Engaged Pedagogy. The Digital Humanities Center will play an important role in integrating digital scholarship into Barnard's curriculum. BLAIS is committed to the College's work in all its many facets of student and faculty support.
Required Qualification Summary:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or advanced degree and significant library experience required.
Min 5 years of related professional experience
Experience developing and managing digital projects and articulating the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities
Experience in using technology in humanities scholarship and a demonstrated understanding of current projects and trends in the digital humanities
Demonstrated experience in the use and application of one or more of the digital scholarship/research tools and approaches i.e., text mining and analysis, image analysis, digital scholarship platforms, publishing platforms and/or data management
Experience with the integration of digital media into web applications and/or collaboration systems
Teaching experience in a classroom or workshop environment
Interest in usability and user-driven design
This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.
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