Digital Scholarship Specialist/Librarian (Assistant or Associate)

at University of Arizona Libraries (view profile)
Location 1510 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, Tucson, Arizona
Date Posted November 5, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences field or masters degree in library and information science
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $60,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $75,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @uazlibraries


The Data Cooperative provides data science and visualization services, research data repository services, geospatial services, and digital scholarship services for the University of Arizona. The incumbent will develop a robust program supporting computational applications in the humanities and social sciences through a variety of formats, providing up-to-date and on-demand training for relevant tools and resources.

The Digital Scholarship Specialist / Librarian will: stay abreast of trends and tools available in the evolving digital scholarship ecosystem; provide technical support and training in the use of tools and workflows to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences; work with library colleagues and researchers to identify appropriate tools, platforms, and resources for digital projects; collaborate with other members of the Data Cooperative and Research Engagement to develop outreach strategies and partnerships for supporting digital research projects; identify opportunities for impactful engagement in digital scholarship by the University Libraries; advance digital research methods in interdisciplinary contexts; contribute to the scholarly record through research, creative works, and/or scholarship.

This is a continuing-eligible or continuing track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.


  • Support UArizona researchers and scholars in navigating the digital scholarship landscape
  • Develop and lead training opportunities in digital scholarship tools and resources such as text data mining, natural language processing, and/or content analyses
  • Provide consultations on computational and digital approaches to scholarship in humanities and social sciences
  • Create effective outreach strategies for digital scholarship services
  • Contribute to web resources to aid in discovery of digital scholarship resources
  • Participate in the library’s outreach efforts to the Departments of English and Linguistics
  • Serve as liaison between the Departments of Linguistics and English and library personnel for reference requests
  • Selectively plan and provide course-integrated library instruction sessions in the Departments of English and Linguistics
  • Partner with campus units such as the Computational Social Sciences certificate program to create resilient network of digital scholarship support
  • Create and update instructional materials, learning modules, and tutorials using a variety of formats including print, digital, and web-based technologies
  • The UA Libraries support UArizona’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written, visual, and oral
  • Ability to identify and pursue opportunities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Ability to work in an academic environment, interacting with clientele from a range of career trajectories and disciplines
  • Commitment to the University of Arizona’s inclusive view of scholarship


  • Advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences field or masters degree in library and information science
  • Coursework or substantive experience with digital content and digital scholarship issues
  • Demonstrated experience with evolving landscape of digital scholarship technologies and resources, such as those applied in digital humanities and text data mining
  • Experience in one or more computer languages used in digital scholarship, including Python


  • Professional experience working in an academic research library
  • Carpentries Instructor Certification
  • Demonstrated expertise in training audiences with diversity of experiences and backgrounds
  • Experience applying computational approaches including, but not limited to natural language processing, text data mining, content analysis, or network analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in pursuing independent and collaborative scholarship, such as peer-reviewed research, creative works, or open software projects