Barnard Library invites applications for an innovative and creative librarian or technologist to develop instructional programs and research consultation services that support the scholarship of faculty, researchers, and students at Barnard College. Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship for the Library, the Digital Scholarship Librarian of the Digital Humanities Center will partner with the Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center and colleagues from the Milstein Centers for Teaching Learning to create dynamic programming that introduces and invites scholars to utilize emerging methods in the humanities, in both course curricula and independent research.
The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist in creating a student-focused learning program for digital scholarship across the curriculum. They will be prepared to expand and publicize support for faculty and students who are planning to begin using or increase their use of digital tools and methods (e.g., web mapping, text analysis, digital exhibits, visualization, collective data gathering.) Their responsibilities include the following: supporting the development and expansion of sustainable digital scholarship services; establishing a community of practice and assessment for digital scholarship; designing and presenting workshops on technology using principles of inclusive pedagogy; introducing resources and recommended practices in digital scholarship to learners at all levels of expertise; collaborating with subject area specialists in the library to connect digital scholarship to library collection development and instruction; building partnerships with other practitioners, faculty and departments; contributing to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts. In coordination with the DHC's faculty director, the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a dynamic portfolio of digital initiatives and programming, including: The Caribbean Digital, archipelagos journal, the In the Same Boats (https://sameboats.org/) visualization project, among other postcolonial and Global South–focused projects. In addition to responsibilities coordinating the center, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve on the Personal Librarians' team.
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 comprises six faculty-led centers into the library, including the Empirical Reasoning Center, Design Center, Digital Humanities Center, Media Center, Movement Lab, Computational Science Center and the Center for Engaged Pedagogy. The Digital Humanities Center plays an important role in integrating digital scholarship into Barnard's curriculum, in collaboration with these other centers and the Library. 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 along with significant library professional experience required
Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships with faculty and staff in a culturally diverse community
Experience in using technology in humanities scholarship and a demonstrated understanding of current projects and trends in the digital humanities
Experience developing and managing digital projects and articulating the opportunities of digital research to scholars in the humanities
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills
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
5-7 years of related professional experience
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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