Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian

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Created: April 2, 2015


Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial, entrepreneurial, and hands-on Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital projects in a wide array of subject areas, including but not limited to the digital humanities. The Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian will be engaged in the exploration of new forms of online scholarship, and in partnering with scholars on the development, implementation, assessment, enhancement and maintenance of sustainable digital projects. Projects may involve the use of data sets, spatial analytical tools and interactive maps, text mining and qualitative analysis, 3D visualization and modeling, and designing online exhibits, among other possibilities. The ideal candidate is open to experimentation, expanding the research library's role, and exploring new faculty collaborations outside the library to further digital scholarship, new forms of publishing, and scholarly engagement. The successful candidate will partner with colleagues and units within the library, including subject specialist librarians, Special Collections, Digital Library Services, and CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment. Georgia State University librarians hold non-tenure track faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities. Environment: The University Library provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast, supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library's two prominent buildings. The library's newest addition, CURVE, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space. CURVE features the latest visualization software and hardware and immersive large-scale displays for analyzing data, making new connections, and understanding the world around us. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country's top urban research universities, with over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in eight colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and access to a variety of local restaurants and cultural resources. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library:

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Extensive knowledge of research tools and approaches in digital scholarship (e.g., digitization, text mining, data visualization, mapping, image analysis, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, subject librarians, archivists, and IT specialists in order to advance digital projects
  • Strong understanding of current issues and technologies impacting digital scholarship and new forms of publishing
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass a background check Preferred
  • Two (2) years professional experience in an academic library, special library, or digital scholarship center
  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant subject area
  • Experience with digital scholarship platforms (e.g. Fedora, Omeka, DHPress, etc.)
  • Experience with web application development
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with text mining and analysis software
  • Experience with GIS and spatial data tools
  • Experience with grant writing Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities at the national level

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