Digital Scholarship Librarian

Cullowhee, NC
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Salary: $58,000-$61,000
Created: September 20, 2022


The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be responsible for sustaining and growing digitized and born-digital collections and for supporting the library’s shifting focus on digital scholarship, technology-focused learning tools, and spaces. A major focus of this position will be supporting the Southern Appalachian Digital Collections Partnership. Founded by Western Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Asheville, the partnership is committed to building regionally oriented, historically significant collections of broad cultural and research interests. With a strong focus on the cultural, historical, literary, and musical heritage of Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachian regions, it is our hope to include other libraries including some of the private libraries and cultural heritage organizations in the region. The successful candidate will collaborate across the library to sustainably develop digitization projects that support the mission of the library and the partnership. The successful candidate will be forward-looking, collaborative, and committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism guiding principles in this work.

This is a 12-month tenure track Assistant Professor position which reports to the Head of Content Organization and Management but will work in close collaboration with other library units. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be involved in ongoing projects for both the Southern Appalachian Digital Collections (SADC) and for Digital scholarship at Western Carolina University. Some such projects include identifying grants and other opportunities to support and grow the the SADC as well as participating in the development of new digital projects. The position will also have responsibility for providing digital stewardship for the library, including planning, assessment of current systems and information architecture and guidance on new technologies and processes.

Anticipated hiring range is $58,000 – $61,000.

Minimum Qualifications:

American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent, is strongly preferred; however, special consideration will be given to applicants with advanced degrees in related fields if combined with relevant professional experience.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
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Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 20:35 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 20:35 UTC