Humanities And Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Created: September 24, 2015


 We seek a creative and collaborative Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian who is passionate about fostering undergraduate learning. The Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve as academic liaison for Chinese and Japanese, Classics, German, Music, Russian, and Theatre and Dance, providing faculty contact, reference consultation with students and faculty, research literacy teaching, and collection development. In addition, this librarian will be responsible for consulting with faculty, staff, and students from across the College on projects related to digital publishing and digital exhibitions, as well as on emerging forms of digital scholarship. In collaboration with other College staff, the Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian will help to ensure that these projects reflect best practices related to long-term digital preservation, accessibility, copyright, open access, and emerging methods of scholarly communication. This librarian will also work closely with the Special Collections Librarian/Archivist of the College to ensure that the College’s digital products are properly archived. Grinnell College librarians and staff work in a highly collaborative environment and are organized into five overlapping functional clusters; leadership of each cluster is shared by small teams of librarians and staff. Grinnell College librarians hold faculty status and rank with renewable multi-year contracts; they are evaluated on job performance (including teaching), scholarship, and service. The Grinnell College faculty voted in favor of an open access resolution in April 2013.

Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS (completed by time of appointment);
  • Work experience in an academic library (pre-MLS experience acceptable);
  • Experience with and commitment to information literacy instruction;
  • Familiarity with platforms used to host one or more of the following: digital collections or digital exhibits (e.g., Omeka, ContentDM), institutional repositories (e.g., Islandora, Fedora), and/or digital publishing (e.g., Open Journal Systems, Wordpress, Drupal).
  • Familiarity with best practices around digital preservation, open access, copyright, and accessibility as they relate to digital humanities and/or digital publishing projects.
  • Ability to manage projects collaboratively across campus while maintaining excellent communication among team members.

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