Digital Scholarship Librarian

at University of Oklahoma Libraries (view profile)
Published April 29, 2024
Location 401 W. Brooks, Lower Level 1, Rm. 31, Norman, Oklahoma
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor's degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $45,600
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $51,687
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The University of Oklahoma Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Working in the Bizzell Memorial Library, within the Digital Strategies and Innovation Division, this position reports to the Director of Digital Scholarship and Data Services. The successful candidate should have an awareness of digital scholarship and digital humanities in academic libraries and a collaborative approach to project delivery.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be part of a team responsible for supporting data-intensive digital research and scholarship services, including research data management and visualization, 3D scanning and printing, AR/VR offerings, and informatics.

This position will support faculty and student digital research projects with guidance from the Director of Digital Scholarship and Data Services, ranging from short and long-term consultations (e.g., helping to identify appropriate methods, tools, and training resources) to more intensive, hands-on assistance with technology solutions for digital scholarship. As a supporting role in the Libraries digital scholarship services, this position delivers library instruction, reference services, instructional guides and research aids within the scope of their domain. This role will participate in research technology assessments, answer patron questions, compile data, and represent the Libraries digital scholarship services to internal and external users.

Position Responsibilities:

Digital Scholarship Support

  • Assist faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in digital research projects with guidance from the Director of Digital Scholarship and Data Services.
  • Provide basic consultations and hands-on assistance with technology.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide support for digital scholarship projects and services.

 Teaching and Learning Support

  • Support the integration of digital scholarship into course curricula.
  • Provide training on research tools and workflows at a basic level.
  • Develop presentations on foundational trends in digital scholarship methods and tools.

 Analytics and Insights

  • Assist colleagues and partners with metrics reporting and visualization of analysis of service use and impact.

 Campus Contributions and Professional Activity

  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and contacts in areas related to primary job assignments.
  • Participates in library and university committees.
  • Serves and participates in professional activities at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels as appropriate to position and experience.
  • Publishes and presents work-related topics and research.


Education: Bachelor's degree.


  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people in a respectful, equitable and inclusive way.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with end-users at varying technological skill levels.
  • Current technology skills including Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience building and sustaining effective interpersonal relationships and working collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability and desire to perform a number of different types of tasks through a given work day, ranging from handling of urgent requests to working on long term projects.
  • Critical thinking skills, including an aptitude to research, collect, and analyze data and prepare reports or responses to inquiries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with research methodologies.
  • Proficiency in both PC and Mac environments.
  • Basic experience with data analysis and visualization methods.
  • Exposure to digital curation tools.


All applications must include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. Hiring will be contingent upon submission of academic transcripts. Interested individuals may review the full position description at To apply for this position, go to and search for job number 241038. Best consideration date for this position is 5/31/24.

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