Digital Humanities Librarian

Tallahassee, FL
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Salary: 57,000 minimum
Created: October 13, 2023


Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and collegial librarian for the position of Digital Humanities Librarian. Duties will include managing and growing FSU Libraries’ academic web-hosting service, CreateFSU, digital project incubator program, PEN & Inc., digital project consulting, and course-integrated digital humanities instruction program. The incumbent will collaborate closely with colleagues in the Libraries and a range of institutional partners on projects that advance FSU’s strategic goals around research excellence and innovation. Situated in FSU Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS), the Digital Humanities Librarian is a key member of the DRS team, collaborating closely with the Director and other stakeholders to shape the vision of the office, set and assess goals, and provide a range of services, programming, and support for digital humanities research. We encourage applications from information professionals and recent graduates with fewer than three years of experience. 


  • Engage with faculty, students, and staff by providing consultations, instruction, online guides, and other support services related to research methodology, technical applications, and other aspects of digital humanities research

  • Evaluate academic needs in the humanities and collaborate with faculty and library colleagues to integrate digital humanities skills and practices into course instruction 

  • Manage and grow the CreateFSU academic web-hosting service 

  • Manage and grow the PEN & Inc. digital project incubator program

  • Provide consulting on digital project development to researchers at all levels 

  • Cultivate partnerships and working relationships with other campus units, including the Research Computing Center and Interdisciplinary Data Humanities Initiative 

  • Engage in appropriate professional development, continuing education, research activities, and service to the university 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree or equivalent experience or degree in one or more fields relevant to the position

  • Demonstrated understanding of current research and trends in the humanities, including knowledge of emerging issues and technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, including teaching oneself to use new software applications or develop familiarity with programming languages

  • Adaptability, including ability to adjust to changes in disciplinary trends and practices and to evolving organizational priorities

  • Accountability, including taking ownership of work, proactively identifying what is needed without being asked, and following through

  • Ability to plan ahead, manage time, utilize available resources efficiently, and find better ways to accomplish personal and team goals

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong public-service orientation 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of data-intensive approaches to humanistic research generally 

  • Knowledge of digital humanities methods and technologies, including digital publishing platforms such as Omeka and Scalar, text analysis and data visualization software such as Voyant and Gephi, programming languages such as Python and R, and humanities data processing and curation applications such as OpenRefine.

  • Knowledge of web-development methods and technologies, including popular content management systems such as WordPress as well as experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Strong presentation skills and teaching experience (defined broadly)

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Please apply for this position via (job ID #56284)

Last updated: Friday, October 13, 2023 21:06 UTC