Scholarly Technologies Librarian

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Created: April 24, 2015


The IU Libraries is a national and international leader in the creation of tools to support digital scholarship. The Scholars’ Commons’ (SC) services and space have been designed to reinforce and extend the IU Libraries’ great strength in the area of digital scholarship, to bring together digital tools and methods with traditional scholarly inquiry. The Scholarly Technologies Librarian will identify new areas of support and develop training for librarians and staff who provide consultation and reference services in the SC, as well as collaborating with colleagues to reach out to the campus community. The Scholarly Technologies Librarian will maintain awareness and expertise in such areas as digital tools for text analysis, authoring, collaboration, topic modeling, personal research curation, and bibliographic management. This position will also develop partnerships, services, and programming focused on the increasingly complex research environment that regularly crosses traditional academic subject boundaries. This position requires continual education and training and an interest in research methodology.

Responsibilities: provide digital scholarship training to librarians and staff; develop librarian staff awareness and knowledge of digital scholarship practices; sustain and improve library support for bibliographic management tools; work closely with visualization equipment and tools on campus; develop new and support existing campus partnerships with units supporting research; work with subject librarian colleagues to reach out to faculty and students to provide research digital technologies support.


Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience or a graduate degree or equivalent experience in an art, art history, or design field; strong public service orientation; knowledge of, enthusiasm for, and experience in the application of new technologies in the evolving academic information environment; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.

Preferred: Two or more years of experience in an academic/research library; ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment; experience in Digital Humanities or Digital Scholarship; knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education.

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