Digital Scholarship Librarian

at University of Tennessee Libraries (view profile)
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted April 9, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time


Reporting to the Head of the Scholars’ Collaborative, the Digital Scholarship Librarian works closely with information professionals and technology experts in the Libraries, on campus, and at other institutions to assist campus scholars with integrating digital resources and methodologies with traditional approaches for teaching, learning, research, and engagement. As a member of the Scholars’ Collaborative, the Digital Scholarship Librarian increases the visibility and usability of digital scholarship practices and resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. The Librarian will collaborate in the development of new and evolving library services and spaces supporting digital scholarship.  In addition to supporting digital scholarship in general, the Librarian will serve as a liaison to an assigned subject area, participating in reference, consultation, instruction, outreach, and collection development activities.

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Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with digital research approaches and techniques, such as text encoding or analysis, web development, digital storytelling, multimodal publishing, digital exhibits, or database design
  • Understanding of scholarly communication issues, especially as applied in digital scholarship practices they apply to the arts and humanities
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching and technology training
  • Ability to think creatively and work collaboratively in developing and promoting the use of library services and collections through a variety of outreach efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and tenure

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.