Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Full Time
  • Ames, IA
  • May 28, 2022

Website Iowa State University Library

The Iowa State University Library is seeking applications for two entry-level Digital Scholarship Librarians to join the Digital Scholarship & Initiatives department. As part of this newer department, the Digital Scholarship Librarians will be integral to the formation of a network of experts that support digital scholarship needs of the university. The successful candidates will be pioneers, along with their colleagues, in helping to shape new services and collaborations. They will have the opportunity to partner with students, faculty, staff, and librarians to enhance learning, teaching, and scholarship through the application of technology and emergent digital research methods across the disciplines. The library is committed to supporting entry level librarians through mentoring, training, and professional development opportunities, and expects ongoing training and re-tooling to be part of the evolving nature of digital scholarship work.

The Digital Scholarship Librarians should enjoy partnering with people to develop digital scholarship projects and support services; introducing digital scholarship to students by integrating concepts and methodologies into the curriculum; collaborating to build and maintain relationships in support of digital scholarship efforts on campus. Therefore, networking, outreach, and communicating with colleagues and collaborators with varying experience is integral to this position. Digital Scholarship Librarians assist with the design, planning, and implementation of projects, services, and programming related to digital research on campus and the state of Iowa community.

In addition to contributing to the evolution of the Digital Scholarship & Initiatives department, the candidates will also be able to shape the use and experience of “The Catalyst” – the library’s hub for digital scholarship, research data, and publication services. The Catalyst provides direct access to expert staff and space for collaboration, exploration and instruction related to digital research and scholarship.

The ISU Library is hiring a number of new positions that will share in the continued development of exciting and emerging areas in the library. Individuals from underrepresented identities are strongly encouraged to apply. ISU library values and benefits from diversity, equity and inclusion and incorporates these values in our work.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of one or more of the relevant areas of digital scholarship (e.g. text analysis, data analysis, data visualization, and/or scripting languages for digital scholarship work such as Python, R, or JavaScript).
• Demonstrated interest in programming and application development that would aid the implementation and integration of open-source platforms managed by the library.
• Ability to teach faculty, staff and students with various levels of digital literacy and technological expertise.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a collaborative environment with a range of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
• Ability to sustain and effectively balance multiple projects with organizational, analytical, and project management skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to the value of diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Not all preferred qualifications must be met for consideration.

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