Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Created: June 4, 2013


Digital Scholarship Librarian
Position Summary

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 continues 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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