Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Created: March 14, 2013


Serves as a member of the new Center for Digital Scholarship and actively engages in support of faculty and students involved in digital scholarship.  Teach credit/non-credit workshops and classes in the Libraries’ instruction program.

In Oxford, Ohio:  Provide consulting to faculty and graduate students in defining and implementing digital scholarship projects; investigate new and innovative ways to create, organize, and deliver online content; serve as the developer in the building, maintenance and technical support of the Miami Digital Repository; design and teach credit/non-credit courses including activities such as developing effective teaching materials, teaching or co-teaching non-credit/credit classes both on and off campus, and engage in assessment of teaching methods and learning outcomes; design and teach workshops on digital technologies for graduate students and faculty; design and implement effective usability and assessment methods to evaluate effectiveness of digital scholarship products and services; participate in repository and technology development projects for the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons and serve on committees and task forces as needed; work independently and with stakeholders to write grants to federal, state and local agencies to support digital scholarship activities and initiatives; demonstrate commitment to diversity in library and campus wide initiatives and serve as a liaison to the Center for American and World Cultures; participate in library and university teams and working groups.

MLS or MLIS in Library Science; two years of work experience, gained concurrently or at any time, involving:  Configure and customize the DSpace digital repository using the XMLUI User Interface Framework and system configuration; work with established digital library standards and technologies such as XML, XSLT, EAD, jQuery, text markup, etc.; use scripting languages (e.g. PHP) to create and maintain digital library and database-driven websites using the command-line of a LINUX/UNIX computer; data migration tasks to export, transform and import content and metadata between systems; hands-on experience in teaching and training, satisfied through paid work, volunteer activities, training, or coursework; project management experience to ensure goals and projects are completed according to scope, timeline and budget; write successful grant applications to appropriate federal or state agencies; develop and publish open source plug-ins for digital library systems; create concept sketches, flow diagrams, wire frames, and mock-ups; provide research and consultation to high-level undergraduate students; attend and present at national conferences twice per year; attend statewide meetings on a monthly basis.

How to apply
Submit letter of application, resume and name, telephone number and email address of three professional references to John Millard, King Library, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Contact phone number is 513/529-6789. Screening of applications begins April 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Miami University is an EEO/AA employer with smoke-free campuses.  Right to Know-Consumer Information found at  Hard copy upon request.

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