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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College (Boston)

Boston College Libraries seek two Digital Scholarship Librarians to be part of our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). These positions are primarily responsible for facilitating and supporting the creation of faculty and student digital research projects; digital scholarship skills training for faculty, students, and staff; supporting the incorporation of digital scholarship (and digital humanities) into undergraduate and graduate courses and curricula; and working closely with BC’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities program.

The DS Librarians provide support for faculty and student digital research projects, ranging from short and long-term consultations (e.g., helping to identify appropriate DS methods, tools, and training resources) to more intensive, hands-on assistance with technology, project design, and project management. For faculty, the DS Librarians offer a range of teaching support from providing one-shot instruction sessions to teaching multiple sessions and providing assistance with curriculum design. As of the past few years, faculty have been particularly interested in incorporating GIS in their research and, even more so, GIS and 3D modeling in their teaching. 

As a member of the DSG, the DS Librarians collaborate on providing current DS services, designing and implementing new ones, and are a valued voice in DSG strategic planning and goal setting as the group strives to expand its role in BC Libraries and beyond. (The DSG’s effort to maximize the abilities and interests of its members means that the DS Librarians’ particular areas of expertise heavily influence their role in the department and the projects, instruction, etc. they take on.) The collaborative nature of these positions extends to working with staff across the Libraries (subject liaison librarians, in particular) and campus with units such as Research Services and the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning to meet faculty research and teaching needs.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (library.bc.edu/edi), which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

Qualifications

Required

A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science, or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and library or digital scholarship experience;
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience, minimum 5 years for a senior position;
Demonstrated experience in a range of digital scholarship methods (e.g., text analysis, GIS/mapping, network analysis, digital exhibits, 3D/immersive technologies, etc.), tools, and skills;
The ability to engage with research across a variety of disciplines and work with and support faculty and students within those disciplines;
The ability to collaborate with faculty, librarians, and staff on research projects and teaching;
The ability and willingness to learn new technologies and methodologies;
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred

Experience working in academic libraries;
Experience providing DS skills training and classroom instruction;
Has knowledge of digital accessibility best practices;
Demonstrated knowledge of front-end web development using PHP, HTML, CSS, and/or JavaScript, and familiarity with content management systems such as Omeka and WordPress

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary Range

$69,100.00 - $86,350.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary to be determined based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume and apply on bc.edu/jobs

Posted

2022-10-20 |  Quick link to this job