Digital Scholarship Librarian

at Southern Methodist University (view profile)
Location Dallas, TX
Date Posted May 10, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @SMUCUL


The Digital Scholarship Librarian reports to the Director of Fondren Library and Head of Research Services and provides leadership for setting the vision and creating the underlying framework for collaboration, initiating new services, and developing expertise to support research, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship. Existent and emergent areas of support include: digital scholarship, data management, copyright, digital preservation, GIS, Open Access, and research impact metrics.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian is the Coordinator of the SMU Libraries' Research and Scholarly Communications Team (RaSC); works as a nexus in coordinating with the Head of Library Systems, the Digital Preservation Librarian, IT, and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) to create a seamless, integrated set of services for research support and advise on software/hardware needs. The position also manages SMU Scholar, the institutional repository.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and directs the support of research and digital scholarship; provides guidance and project management to faculty and students on software, tools, and projects; coordinates the work of SMU Libraries' RaSC Team and collaborates with staff to strengthen activities and programs related to digital scholarship; seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus stakeholders; serves as liaison to ORGS.
  • Manages SMU Scholar: collects, stores, and preserves intellectual/creative output, including ETDs, from campus constituents; maintains policies/procedures for the repository, including research datasets; collects/reports usage data; coordinates with librarians, IT, and others to provide outreach, programming, and instruction related to OA, authors' rights, and issues impacting research environment.
  • Supervises the Project Director of GIS@SMU: Initiative for Spatial Literacy (part-time position) by setting priorities and direction with the Project Director and others for the GIS@SMU: Initiative for Spatial Literacy, including the GIS Lab in Fondren Library. Develops and supports opportunities for faculty/librarian partnerships and projects in spatial literacy and spatial humanities.