Digital Scholarship Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-05-06

Employer: University of California, Santa Barbara

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Reporting to the Director of the Collaboratory, the Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian develops and implements programming that supports data-centric research across the disciplines, including workshops, online learning objects, and course-connected instruction; provides consultation services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in all Collaboratory areas, including but not limited to social science, spatial, and social media data; engages in extended project work with faculty researchers; consults on scholarly communication issues, particularly in regards to appropriate use and stewardship of research data; and maintains active Software/Data Carpentry instructor certification (

The Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian works individually and as part of the Collaboratory team to contribute to creative and innovative approaches to advancing and promoting the Collaboratory’s services; participates in an active instructional program, including developing and delivering presentations to specialized undergraduate and graduate courses; creates and maintains online guides to specialized Library resources, including but not limited to Twitter data acquisition and analytics platforms, R, and Python data analytics; and designs workshop curriculum and learning objects for Software, Data, Library, and Author Carpentry.

The Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist the Collaboratory Director with collection management and development for the Library’s data collections. Collection development and management responsibilities include but are not limited to selection, assessment, and lifecycle management of data resources that support scholarship and teaching. These data resources may be created, harvested, purchased, or licensed by the Library or our partners. Recognizing the unique strength of interdisciplinary scholarship on the UC Santa Barbara campus, the Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian works collaboratively with librarians in other units to develop scholarly collections and provide access to resources that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and support new fields of inquiry.

Basic:  At time of application, ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, OR graduate-level degree in a data-intensive discipline with at least one year’s professional experience.

Archived on: 2020-01-07