Digital Scholarship Librarian

at Barnard College (view profile)
Location New York, New York
Date Posted November 12, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Barnard Library invites applications for an innovative and creative librarian or technologist to develop instructional programs and research consultation services that support the scholarship of faculty, researchers, and students at Barnard College. Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning and Digital Scholarship for the Library, the Digital Scholarship Librarian of the Digital Humanities Center will partner with the Faculty Director of the Digital Humanities Center and colleagues from the Milstein Centers for Teaching Learning to create dynamic programming that introduces and invites scholars to utilize emerging methods in the humanities, in both course curricula and independent research.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist in creating a student-focused learning program for digital scholarship across the curriculum. They will be prepared to expand and publicize support for faculty and students who are planning to begin using or increase their use of digital tools and methods (e.g., web mapping, text analysis, digital exhibits, visualization, collective data gathering.) Their responsibilities include the following: supporting the development and expansion of sustainable digital scholarship services; establishing a community of practice and assessment for digital scholarship; designing and presenting workshops on technology using principles of inclusive pedagogy; introducing resources and recommended practices in digital scholarship to learners at all levels of expertise; collaborating with subject area specialists in the library to connect digital scholarship to library collection development and instruction; building partnerships with other practitioners, faculty and departments; contributing to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility efforts. In coordination with the DHC’s faculty director, the candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate on a dynamic portfolio of digital initiatives and programming, including: The Caribbean Digital, archipelagos journal, the In the Same Boats ( visualization project, among other postcolonial and Global South–focused projects. In addition to responsibilities coordinating the center, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve on the Personal Librarians’ team.