Digital Scholarship Librarian

Newark, DE
Jan 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title: Digital Scholarship Librarian
Job ID: 104272
Location: Newark, DE

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Pay Grade: 29E - 30E

Deadline: February 13, 2017

Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, this position will collaborate with and support faculty, students, and staff involved in digital scholarship. Responsibilities include consulting on initial project development and recommending tools and methods that help best achieve the desired research and teaching goals. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will participate in the development of digital projects, develop and conduct individual training and group instruction, and conduct workshops on digital scholarship research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices. Fostering partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy on campus will be important to success. This position will be responsible for coordinating library activities in support of the life cycle of digital projects and will serves as a key resource person in the Library on trends in digital scholarship, as the library develops a Digital Scholarship Center.

Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's degree in library/information science, or PhD in relevant discipline. Familiarity with best practices around digital preservation, open access, copyright, and accessibility as they relate to digital scholarship and/or digital publishing projects. Familiarity with emerging digital scholarship technologies and standards. Strong organizational skills and project management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use). Relevant technical skills, including facility with web technologies, applicable data and metadata standards, and open-source repository and data curation.

General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970 acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.

The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

Benefits: 22 vacation days. 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:

Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement.

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three professional references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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