Digital Scholarship Librarian/Digital Scholarship TechnologistLocation:
Clinton, NYOpen Date:
Oct 14, 2021Description:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.