Digital Scholarship Librarian

at University of Oklahoma (view profile)
Location Norman, Oklahoma
Date Posted July 1, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @oudigischolar


Position Summary

The University of Oklahoma seeks a librarian who will provide leadership and support for a dynamic, multi-faceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital scholarship research and teaching on campus. Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship at OU Libraries, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will foster exploration and application of digital tools and new approaches to research, teaching, and learning in the field of digital scholarship.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve as a strategist and resource person for both faculty and students assisting in identifying and integrating of digital scholarship technologies and methodologies for research and teaching.


Research Scholarship

  • In collaboration with the Head of the Digital Scholarship at OU Libraries, this position will be responsible for supporting faculty research and teaching in the field of digital scholarship.
  • Enable faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to explore new research practices and digital tools.
  • Document and analyze digital scholarship research workflows and tools to identify places where OU libraries can add value.
  • Work with library colleagues - Emerging Technologies Librarians, Research Data Management Specialist, Director of Informatics, and Subject Specialists – to coordinate the provision of instruction and support for digital scholarship.


  • Collaboratively plan and facilitate digital scholarship student and faculty fellowship program.
  • Teach series of hands-on workshops, such as Software Carpentry, GIS tools, text and data analysis tools.
  • Provide training, support, and expertise on existing and emerging research tools and workflows.


  • With the Head of the Digital Scholarship, plan and coordinate hosting public symposia and other events for academic and general community to foster a learning community in digital scholarship.
  • Participate in professional organization activities through professional memberships and continuing education.

Successful candidates will….

  • Solve problems flexibly, creatively, and with a strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Take initiative, be self-directed, and innovate.
  • Collaborate across organizational boundaries.
  • Utilize strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead or coordinate multiple projects, working with minimal supervision.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science or a related field or equivalent experience in technology and operations management.
  • Experience with and/or working knowledge of digital scholarship research tools, techniques and methodologies (e.g., data mining, data visualization, text mining, spatial analysis, etc.) and ability to teach others how to use such technology and tools.