Team Lead, Digital Scholarship – Tisch Library

at Tufts University (view profile)
Location Medford, Massachusetts
Date Posted June 21, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @TischLibrary


Tisch Library supports Tufts’ School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning, and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Scholarly Communications & Collections department of Tisch Library supports the mission of the university by engaging with the long history of scholarly communication from rare books to research data, and by recognizing how different formats, different modes of communicating information, and different disciplinary practices impact the transfer and development of knowledge over time. The Digital Design Studio (DDS) provides facilities and support to students, faculty, and staff working with digital media, recordings, and equipment.

Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communications & Collections, the Digital Scholarship Team Lead leads the library's efforts in coordinating Tisch Library’s digital scholarship services for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community to develop and maintain a robust and integrated set of programs and activities that strengthen the library’s role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of multimedia in teaching, learning and scholarship. The Team Lead supervises the Digital Design Studio staff, promoting collegiality, providing mentorship, and fostering a responsive and user-oriented team. This position will provide liaison services for at least one academic department and play a key role in supporting departmental strategic initiatives, including pedagogy, user experience, and assessment.


Basic Requirements:
• Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
• Minimum two years of experience engaging with digital scholarship - e.g. digital pedagogy, data visualization, digital humanities.
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Demonstrated leadership ability.
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in digital scholarship.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting.
• Experience with strategic planning.
• Experience with data visualization.
• Experience with graphic design, video editing, web development, or educational media software.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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