Digital Scholarship Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-09-13

Employer: University of California, San Diego

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The University of California San Diego Library is seeking an inventive, collaborative, and flexible professional to join the Library as Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian).  This position reports to the Assistant Program Director & Research Services Coordinator in the Library’s Research Advisory Services (RAS) Program.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

Candidates for this newly created position must have a passion for digital scholarship and collaborating with faculty, researchers, students, librarians, and other partners. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will facilitate and play a leading role in the Library’s digital scholarship activities, contributing towards the vision and development of forthcoming initiatives, including a center to support digital scholarship, and to provide a more cohesive and holistic service environment for scholars. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, expand, and sustain services, including the technical infrastructure, that advance Library and campus digital scholarship activities to support contemporary research, teaching and learning practices.

  • Serve as the primary digital scholarship resource within the Library
  • Serve as a catalyst and facilitator for the Library’s digital scholarship activities
  • Advise faculty, students, and other researchers on using digital tools and techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship
  • Provide instruction and training on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies
  • Promote the Library’s digital scholarship and other research support activities
  • Partner with faculty and other researchers to plan and create effective, innovative and sustainable digital scholarship projects
  • Initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the Library, campus, and external communities to develop and implement digital scholarship services based on researcher needs, current standards, and best practices
  • Coordinate information about digital scholarship activities on campus to facilitate connections between local digital scholarship projects and initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of emerging digital scholarship trends, technologies, tools, methods, standards, and initiatives and evaluate their usefulness to the local environment


  • Master’s degree in library or information science, or relevant graduate degree in a related field and experience working in an academic library setting
  • Background in and knowledge of digital scholarship services in libraries
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and application of digital scholarship or digital humanities tools, technologies, approaches and platforms such as textual analysis, data visualization, multimodal publishing, or digital exhibits
  • Understanding of the research lifecycle and demonstrated knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively within a team environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Effective instructional, presentation, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education


  • Familiarity with research methodologies and processes across a range of disciplines
  • Experience working in a digital scholarship center
  • Engagement or active participation with national or regional digital scholarship initiatives
  • Familiarity with the curation of various digital formats (e.g., text, data sets, media, images)
  • Experience with grant writing

Archived on: 2017-10-03