**Position**: Digital Scholarship Librarian
**Available**: October 1, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a
creative, forward-thinking, innovative individual for the position of Digital
Scholarship Librarian in the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA)
(http://cdla.unc.edu). The Digital Scholarship Librarian will provide
sustainable and scalable services within the Library and on campus that
facilitate the creation and dissemination of online digital content and new
knowledge in digital form, focusing heavily on the humanities disciplines.
The successful candidate will bring a sense of inquisitiveness and strong
problem-solving skills to the position, along with an aptitude for strategic
thinking and sustainability planning, and a commitment to advancing the state
of the art in digital scholarship in the humanities. The Digital Scholarship
Librarian will manage a portfolio of digital scholarship (including digital
humanities), digital collections, and library technology projects, in close
collaboration with faculty, campus partners, and within the Library. Within
the Library, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will actively partner with
other CDLA staff, subject librarians, and staff from other Library departments
such as Library and Information Technology and Special Collections.
The individual in this position will work with department and Library
colleagues to grow, enhance, and manage a suite of tools and services that
promote sustainable and scalable digital scholarship and digital collections.
Activities performed in support of these tools and services may include
development and management of faculty digital research projects and library
digital collections; teaching workshops on technology tools that support the
research process and dissemination of research products; contributing to the
design and implementation of library technology infrastructure for digital
scholarship; participating in the identification of content and preparing data
for ingest into digital repositories in use within the Library using
appropriate data processing technologies; working with subject librarians and
faculty to bring digital scholarship methods and digital library collections
into courses through instruction and other means; engaging with professional
and campus initiatives to advance new and emerging modes of digital
scholarship and scholarly communication; and assessment and evaluation of
campus digital scholarship needs and implemented services and projects. This
individual will also keep up with developments in the digital library and
digital scholarship fields and strategically apply these developments to his
or her own work, and seek ways of sharing that work with others on campus and
in the profession.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or other
advanced degree in a humanities field, with coursework in or substantive
experience with digital content and digital scholarship issues. Minimum 3
years of experience in developing and managing library digital collections or
digital scholarly initiatives that effectively balance immediate needs with
sustainability and scalability. Demonstrated technical skills in areas related
to digital libraries and digital scholarship, success in matching technical
solutions to project needs, and ability to quickly learn new tools and
technologies. Keen ongoing awareness of trends in digital libraries and
digital scholarship, and willingness to partner with others to manage their
application to disciplines of interest. Knowledge of metadata formats commonly
used in digital libraries and digital humanities. Substantive record of
working collaboratively on digital collections or digital scholarship
initiatives. Demonstrated aptitude for learning on the job and creative
problem solving. Evidence of ability and desire to engage professionally.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of the digital research practices of at least one scholarly
discipline, preferably in the humanities. Experience with formal assessment
and evaluation methods. Supervisory experience. Experience with development
and management of grant projects and budgets.
**The University and The Libraries**
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state
university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000
students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The
Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center
for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North
Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members
of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and
collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education,
research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural,
and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half
day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
**Salary and Benefits**
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate
with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave,
sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and
are members of the faculty council.
**Deadline for Application**
Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2013. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to
applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/26626 and complete the online
application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name,
mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional
references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please
indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
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