The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and grow a dynamic,
multifaceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and
humanities support on campus. Working with arts and
humanities scholars, faculty and students, the Digital Humanities Librarian
will foster successful adoption and application of digital arts and humanities
approaches to research, teaching, and learning. The librarian will engage
deeply with the Digital Arts and Humanities Working Group, the Digital Media
Collective, ACCAD (Advanced Computer Center for the Arts and Design), and
other campus entities to identify innovative and evolving digital tools and
resources that advance scholarly investigation, while building upon the
traditional cornerstones of research methodologies in the arts and humanities
disciplines. The librarian will be the liaison to the
University's Humanities Institute and will collaborate with faculty
participating in Institute projects and initiatives funded by the College of
Arts and Sciences, and will collaborate with the Head of Digital Initiatives
in the Libraries on projects originating in the
Institute. The Digital Humanities
Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for subject
librarians and special collections curators involved in facilitating faculty
and student digital projects and will be expected to conduct regular
environmental scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of
Conduct environmental scans of humanities departments in conjunction with
subject librarians and special collections curators in order to identify
current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and
methodologies are appropriate.
Coordinate information about digital arts and humanities scholarship on campus
in order to connect scholars across the disciplines and facilitate
Identify and evaluate and emerging tools and supporting scholars in collaboration
with Digital Initiatives.
Provide expert consulting service to humanities scholars and students on
techniques and tools that serve to advance their teaching, learning and
Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Libraries on trends in the
digital arts and humanities.
Collaborate with staff managing the Libraries' digital repository, publishing
and reformatting programs, to advance the Libraries' contributions to faculty
and student research projects in the arts and humanities; work with the Head
of Digital Initiatives to create strategies for collaboration, program
planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects.
Work closely with the Head of the Fine Arts Library, the Data Management
Services Librarian, the Geospatial Information Librarian, and the Head of
Digital Initiatives, and others in order to develop strategies focused on
scholars' digital production and curation needs.
Create an education program for Libraries' staff focused on digital arts and
Act as subject librarian for a humanities discipline.
An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.
Experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and approaches
(e.g., text mining, data visualization, image analysis, and augmented
Knowledge of data issues in the research/knowledge creation lifecycle.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians,
special collections and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities
A second degree in a relevant humanities discipline.
Experience in developing a multifaceted program for a multidisciplinary
Familiarity with research methodologies across a variety of arts and
Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques applied to humanities
Experience with grant writing.
Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in
consortial projects or programs.
Demonstrated ability to lead change.
About The Ohio State University:
Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research
university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in
the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in
Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors,
the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity
in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.
The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University's eminence as
dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery for
OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever expanding community of world scholars.
Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available
at http://library.osu.edu. Additional information and a position description
are available at http://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/faculty.
The position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty
appointments and reports to the Head of Research Services. Salary and faculty
rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.
The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15
days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-
medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at
2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are
also available. For a summary of benefits, see http://hr.osu.edu/hrpubs/ben
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will
be given to applications received by August 5, 2013. Please send cover letter,
CV, references and salary history and requirements via email using the subject
line to identify the position title to Greg Newman at [log in to unmask]
Greg Newman Human Resources
The Ohio State University Libraries
305 Thompson Library
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from
individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA
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