Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Minnesota

The Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) provides strategic direction for the
University of Minnesota Libraries in developing and sustaining new models of
support for digital scholarship, primarily through coordination of the Digital
Arts Sciences & Humanities (DASH) initiative. The DSL guides campus scholars
on the integration of digital technologies and methodologies in research and
teaching, including developing workshops and other events and overseeing
development and execution of specific digital scholarship projects. The DSL
facilitates a DASH operations cooperative composed of members from multiple
campus units, including Liberal Arts Technologies & Innovation Services
(LATIS) in the College of Liberal Arts, and manages an overall portfolio of
projects. The DSL has responsibility for shaping additional partnerships in
support of the DASH initiative. The DSL works in close collaboration with
liaison librarians, special collections curators and archivists, program leads
on data curation and publishing services, staff in LATIS, and other campus


Reporting to the Director for Arts & Humanities, the Digital Scholarship
Librarian collaborates with Libraries staff and a diverse community of campus
partners to provide a suite of consultative and educational services that
advance innovative and interdisciplinary work on campus, and has direct
responsibility to:

  * Develop service partnerships and manage collaborative practices:
  * Develop proposals to implement a robust, distributed service model with campus partners, managed through partner agreements and enhanced through regular communication. Oversee implementation and evolution of the service model.
  * Coordinate and participate in the efforts of a distributed cohort of liaison librarians, curators, academic technologists, and others to provide consultation services, implement education programs, and develop projects.
  * Develop and manage a process to solicit and evaluate project and program proposals.
  * Direct development of project plans and project teams, negotiate for resources with managers in libraries and other campus units, and supervise project management processes.
  * Participate in or direct development of grant proposals to support particular projects and initiatives, both within and outside the Libraries.
  * Provide clear pathways to guidance and support for university faculty, staff, and students engaging in digital scholarship projects and technology-enhanced learning:
  * Develop and maintain a clear and robust web presence related to DASH, featuring defined tools, project showcases, guidance for project initiation, and other recommendations.
  * Market and promote DASH services to raise scholars' awareness of available programs and resources.
  * Partner with campus scholars to integrate digital resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches in the areas of research and teaching, through education, referrals, consultations, and other programmatic efforts.
  * Engage in faculty development to increase facility with DASH methodologies through programming and consultations.
  * Develop and facilitate events and educational programs that offer the opportunity to deepen knowledge of DASH methods and engage with colleagues from across campus.
Develop next generation researchers:

  * Actively engage with faculty and graduate teaching assistants as partners in programmatically integrating DASH concepts and skills into the curriculum.
  * Assess campus education needs related to DASH and coordinating the development and execution of in-person and online training.
  * Engage with graduate students and graduate program leads on such topics as DASH methods & tools, data management practices, emerging scholarly products, alt-ac careers.

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