Digital Projects Librarian
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Position open until filled, Review of applications begins September 15, 2017
The Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department is charged with coordination and management of library programs related to: digital scholarship services, the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The department works closely with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Systems, Special Collections and University Archives, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, etc., and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.
The Center’s goals are to:
Fuel innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing ready access to experts in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to the wide range of technologies that enable this work;
Enhance the creation and dissemination of UO’s innovative humanistic teaching, research, and scholarship, through new forms of open-access, sustainable publishing and production of digital media, learning objects, and other scholarly products;
Develop training programs, networking opportunities, and outreach events related to the digital humanities and digital social sciences, working in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, and technologists;
Establish a central, holistic gateway for external audiences, scholars, and industry to access UO’s distinctive research and scholarship in the digital humanities and digital social sciences;
Seek out and obtain philanthropic, public, and institutional funding to expand and incentivize work in the digital humanities and digital social sciences across the University.
Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS), the Digital Projects Librarian plans, executes, and finalizes digital scholarship projects and other digital initiatives in the Libraries, as assigned. Projects may include creation of instruction-related tools, digital scholarship applications, digital collections, and digital systems implementation. The Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities but will provide project-based leadership, direction, and student supervision, as assigned. The incumbent contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.
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