Digital Scholarship Librarian

Chestnut Hill
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Created: October 16, 2014


Boston College Libraries seeks candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian. The ideal candidates will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Digital Research, and in conjunction with subject librarians, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist clients with projects from start to completion, and will aid in promoting digital scholarship to the campus community. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. This role requires a creative and dynamic individual with exceptional technology and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty, is essential. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to help BC Libraries create the Digital Scholarship program in conjunction with a newly-created department and with the support of a new AUL position for digital initiatives and services.

Appointment as Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian dependent upon qualifications and requires a minimum 3 years relevant professional experience. 

MLS from an ALA accredited program with a strong technology component.
1-2 years of relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment required.
Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools for the analysis and display of information, such as online exhibit tools, social media, scanning / OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards.
Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains

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Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 17:20 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC