Digital Scholarship Librarian/Digital Scholarship Technologist

Employer
Hamilton College
Location
Clinton, NY

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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Digital Scholarship Librarian/Digital Scholarship Technologist

Location:
Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Oct 14, 2021
Description:

We seek TWO intellectually curious technology enthusiasts, who enjoy sharing their knowledge with others, to join Hamilton College in the role of Digital Scholarship Librarian or Digital Scholarship Technologist. The incumbents will work collaboratively across disciplines with both faculty and students, partnering with others in the Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) unit to support all aspects of scholarly production. This includes capturing, analyzing, and visualizing data; communicating findings with rich media, and contextualizing both data and scholarly interpretations online. They will provide expertise and training on commonly used digital scholarship platforms and tools and seek to develop best practices for the support of digital scholarship projects in the liberal arts.  The ideal candidates will have an intense curiosity to develop emerging technologies in support of scholarly practices, and will be skilled at helping others of a variety of levels of expertise use commonly deployed digital scholarship tools.

LITS, and Hamilton College, have a strong commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees, supporting and encouraging our staff to seek opportunities to expand and strengthen their skills.

Responsibilities

  • Support digital scholarship projects:
    • Provide expertise, consultations, and technical support in partnering with faculty and students on digital scholarship projects.
    • Track project process, keeping project management system up to date, and serving as project manager as needed. Contribute to documentation on local implementation.
    • Manage and mentor student Digital Scholarship Interns.
  • Research, evaluate, and test digital scholarship tools, working collaboratively to provide feedback and recommendations on best tools and methods of deployment. 
  • Outreach to faculty and colleagues ranging from providing workshops to engaging in informal conversation. 
  • Contributes to the LITS and Hamilton College communities:
    • Maintains current knowledge of tools and best practices necessary to perform above responsibilities.
    • Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a library or technology position that includes support of services and technologies that are frequently used in digital scholarship.
  • A passion for digital scholarship, and particularly a passion for inspiring others to see new possibilities.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Organization

Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at hamilton.edu/facts.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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Website:
Telephone
315-859-4011
Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton
New York
13323
United States

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