Digital Scholarship Librarian
Smith College

Smith College Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with excellent teaching
skills and a passion for exploring new forms of scholarship to join its
department of Teaching, Learning & Research in the new position of Digital
Scholarship Librarian.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian will incorporate support for digital
scholarship into the library's program of services that support teaching,
learning and research at the College.
S/he will promote the adoption of new models of scholarship by introducing and
teaching the methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social
sciences, working closely with colleagues, students, faculty and staff engaged
in digital scholarship at Smith and across the Five College consortium
( S/he will provide
instruction and consultation services for digital scholarship projects; serve
on project teams; facilitate the use of library content for digital
scholarship creation by faculty and students; serve as a resource for other
librarians who are engaged in digital scholarship; and keep abreast of
innovations in scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences,
promoting awareness among colleagues. As a member of the
newly formed Teaching, Learning & Research department, the Digital Scholarship
Librarian will participate in a nationally regarded information literacy
program ( while helping the
department re-envision its approach to information literacy in response to
changes in teaching and learning, and in anticipation of a new library
building program that will transform services. As a member
of the department, the librarian will also conduct reference, outreach,
library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison


Education/Experience: MLIS or equivalent degree from an
ALA-accredited program, or Master's degree in another discipline with
significant work experience in an academic library. At
least 2 years of experience relevant to the position,
including: work with the emerging tools of digital
scholarship; teaching, especially on the undergraduate level; and the
provision of library reference and research assistance to
patrons. Advanced degree or background in a discipline of
the humanities or social sciences preferred.

Skills: Ability to select, implement and evaluate digital scholarship tools
and the ability to teach others to use these tools.
Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication and
the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse
audience. Demonstrated project management skills. Strong
teaching skills; a commitment to public service; knowledge
of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy;
excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work
flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users
in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College offers an opportunity to live and
work in an area known for its lively arts scene as well as the strong cultural
and intellectual life of the Five Colleges and natural beauty of the Pioneer

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To be
considered for this position and to review a full position description, apply
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