Digital Scholarship Librarian

Auburn, AL
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Salary: Starting at $56,410
Created: February 1, 2021


Auburn University Libraries (AUL) invites applications for a twelve-month tenure-track position as Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technology and Research Support in the Research Support Unit, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work collaboratively to support the scholarly and research activities of Auburn faculty, researchers, and students by developing specialized research and instructional partnerships; building a digital scholarship support program; and providing general research support and outreach. This work will involve assisting in the conception, design, creation, and maintenance of interdisciplinary digital scholarship projects; assisting in the creation and preservation of digital collections in the Auburn University Digital Library (; and participating in other digital scholarship initiatives at the campus, state, and regional levels. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will work across Library departments to assess and develop appropriate policies and procedures for digital scholarship projects and to ensure continued development and maintenance of the Libraries’ digital initiatives, as well as collaborative projects with other Auburn University colleges and departments. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will also represent the Libraries on collaborative projects with other institutions in Alabama, the Southeast, and beyond. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.




·       Cultivates, promotes, and coordinates digital scholarship initiatives and other research support activities in the Libraries and across campus

·       In collaboration with other Library units, develops a robust digital scholarship support program

·       Utilizes digital scholarship tools and methods in support of research and instructional applications

·       Proactively seeks out and develops opportunities for partnerships with faculty and academic units on campus, effectively deploying technical, scholarly, and project management skills to plan and execute innovative, sustainable digital scholarship projects in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences

·       Offers workshops and training on digital scholarship methods and tools

·       Collaborates with other librarians, staff members, and student workers to create new digital collections and enhance existing collections

·       Helps organize and participates in meetings of the campus-wide digital scholarship interest group

·       Helps coordinate statewide digital projects with the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL)

·       Represents the Auburn University Libraries on Auburn University standing committees and ad-hoc groups, as assigned




·       Master’s of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program at the time employment begins

·       Experience with methods, tools, services and/or spaces related to digital scholarship

·       Experience in the use and application of at least one digital scholarship or digital humanities technology or method, including but not limited to: digital exhibits, multimodal publishing, textual analysis, network analysis, data management or visualization, geospatial mapping, etc.

·       Demonstrated understanding of project management, excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects

·       Demonstrated high level of initiative

·       Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty

·       Excellent interpersonal skills; strong and effective written communication skills





·       Experience working in a digital scholarship center or comparable environment

·       Engagement or active participation with national or regional digital scholarship initiatives

·       Experience using Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies, haptic technologies, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) tools and techniques, data visualization tools and techniques, and/or other technologies that are relevant to digital library projects and digital scholarship

·       Experience using archives, manuscripts, and rare books in digital scholarship projects

·       Grant-writing experience


SALARY / BENEFITS: Starting salary of $56,410 for an Assistant Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers' Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.



Application review process begins March 1, 2021 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Liza Weisbrod at


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Auburn University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), HathiTrust, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and other organizations of academic institutions. The Libraries completed a strategic plan in alignment with the Auburn University Strategic Plan which is available at:


Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.


Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.


Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Additional information can be found on our website:


Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 16:00 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 16:00 UTC