Digital Scholarship Specialist

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: University Library - 550501

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0002556

Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library invites applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Specialist in the Digital Research Services department. We are seeking a creative and collaborative individual to provide technical support for digital scholarship projects and to guide the selection, enhancement or creation of new tools and workflows to support scholarly research. The successful applicant will serve as the contact point for Digital Humanities efforts for the University Libraries and will maintain communication with the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab. Based in the Davis Library Research Hub, the Digital Scholarship Specialist will facilitate the use of Library collections in new ways by supporting researchers with projects such as online exhibits, digital maps, and text mining. The librarians and technology experts in the Davis Library Research Hub work as a team to support scholars with research and teaching. Staff members work collaboratively to meet exciting research challenges, support learning communities, and introduce and support innovative technologies through consultation and instruction. We are seeking a flexible, curious innovator who thrives on learning new technology and solving problems, and is committed to advancing research.

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Education Requirements: ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science, or a related advanced degree.

Qualification and Experience: Required ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science, or a related advanced degree. Demonstrated experience with web development tools such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Proficiency with at least one programming language (such as Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Java, or R). Demonstrated proficiency with digital scholarship tools, such as those used for digital humanities, data visualization, text mining, and mapping. Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning new tools and technologies. Experience working effectively with a team to plan and complete projects. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong customer service orientation. Preferred Experience supporting digital scholarship in a library or research setting. Project management experience. Experience teaching technology, either one-on-one or in a classroom setting. Proficiency using tools and programming libraries to support text analysis. Geospatial technology skills. Background working in a large academic library

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Freda McClain, HR Specialist

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: freda_mcclain@unc.edu