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Digital Scholarship Outreach and Lab Coordinator, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Gordon Library invites candidates to fill a key position supporting our LYRASIS Catalyst Grant-funded project,  Digital Scholarship With Purpose.  This project will help create a model for focusing library digital scholarship labs on building a community of practice, using digital scholarship tools to advance research and inquiry on topics relating to diversity, equity, and sustainability.  This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) benefited term position, through June 2022. We welcome both current MLS candidates and recent MLS graduates. Application review will begin August 30. For more about this project, see the website at:  


Required Knowledge, Experience, and Abilities:
1)    ALA-accredited graduate degree or equivalent relevant graduate degree or graduate work in progress.
2)    Experience in the use and application of at least one digital scholarship or digital humanities technology, platform, or method, including but not limited to: digital exhibits, multimodal publishing, textual analysis, network analysis, data management or visualization, geospatial mapping
3)     Strong communication, outreach, organization, and marketing skills.
4)    Web site design and development skills.
5)    Ability to work in a diverse community in a manner that is respectful, empathetic, and responsive to different needs and cultures.
6)    Strong service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
7)    Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
8)    Flexibility, creativity and a willingness to take risks and experiment with new methods.
9)    Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills.
10) Demonstrated ability to successfully plan, document, and complete projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
1)     Experience organizing and leading trainings and workshops
2)     Familiarity with or willingness and ability to quickly learn digital scholarship tools and platforms such as HTML/CSS, Python, Ruby, PHP, R, Javascript, Drupal, Wordpress, Github, ArcGIS, Omeka, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks
3)     Familiarity with digital research skills such as text mining, natural language processing, topic modeling, social network analysis, data mining, mapping, and visualization, data cleaning/wrangling/normalization, using regular expressions, or web scraping.
4)     Experience teaching or mentoring others in digital scholarship skills
5)     Interest in the ethical procurement, structuring, documenting, sharing, and interpreting of data for research and scholarship
6)     Working knowledge of intellectual property issues (including Creative Commons licensing)

Full/Part Time





$30.00  / hour

Salary Notes

37.5 hours/week, position is a grant-funded term position ending June 2022

Closing Date

How to Apply

Interested candidates can review the detailed job description and apply at:


2021-08-12 |  Quick link to this job