Digital Scholarship Specialist
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College

The Library & Information Technology Services (LITS)
department of Bryn Mawr College seeks a creative and innovative individual to
serve in the new position of Digital Scholarship Specialist. The Digital
Scholarship Specialist will work with faculty, students, and staff in the
exploration, implementation, and assessment of multimodal digital scholarship.
Key to the position will be exploration into existing and new technologies to
support scholarly inquiry across academic disciplines and at all levels from
undergraduates to graduate students to faculty. Based in the Library Research
and Instructional Services Department, the Digital Scholarship Specialist will
provide vision and leadership toward the creation of a suite of consultation
services by coordinating the expertise of LITS staff members, in particular in
Research & Instructional Services, Special Collections, Educational Technology
Services, and Web Services. The successful candidate will also work closely
with colleagues at Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges (the Tri-College
community). In addition to the virtual digital scholarship center created
through this coordination, the position also offers the opportunity to shape a
physical service center in support of digital scholarship from the new Digital
Media and Collaboration Lab in Carpenter Library.


Build partnerships with colleagues, students, and faculty to incorporate
technology into research activities and to enable digital scholarship
production and communication practices across departments and disciplines.

Create and maintain a catalogue of digital scholarship services by bringing
together colleagues from across LITS departments

In collaboration with LITS and Tri-College colleagues, participate in regular
review and evaluation of relevant platforms and tools

Maintain current awareness of digital scholarship methodologies and tools.

Promote awareness of trends, tools, and opportunities through regular
communications and through development of educational programs; develop web-
based instructional materials and research guides

Develop regular practices and policies for review, assessment, and curation of
digital scholarship projects

Facilitate the use of primary source materials in the College collections in
the creation of digital projects, including partnerships with Special
Collections colleagues on projects under the umbrella of the Albert M.
Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education

Serve as an advisor and mentor to students doing independent digital projects
through Praxis courses, internships, and other programs

Hire, oversee, and mentor student assistants

Develop student fellowships for specialized work in digital scholarship

Investigate and share information on funding opportunities and participate in
grant-writing and grants administration in support of the Bryn Mawr digital
scholarship program

Participate in LITS and Tri-College activities and maintain active
participation in the profession at the regional and national level.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Master's degree with experience in digital humanities/scholarship

Record of innovation and creativity with digital scholarship in an academic
environment, including deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues,
and best practices

Technical aptitude; ability to evaluate, select, and implement digital
scholarship tools and ability to teach them effectively and to communicate
complex issues to a diverse audience.

Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with faculty, staff, and
students in a diverse and collegial environment

Familiarity with best practices around digital preservation and accessibility
in relation to digital scholarship.

Demonstrated familiarity with current issues in scholarly communications

Project management skills, including ability to work effectively under tight

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with experience in digital
humanities, digital scholarship, and/or new media

Proven record of teaching at the college or university level

Project and project portfolio management experience

Grant-writing experience


Please submit as pdf documents a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three professional references to the search committee via
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