Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian — Fordham University, Walsh Library — Bronx, NY

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Reference and Digital Humanities Librarian
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Walsh Library, Rose Hill

– Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services,
this librarian provides critical support to the research and learning
community of Fordham University
– Helps develop in the libraries the creation and curation of a dynamic
program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and
humanities support across the three campuses
– Collaborates with library staff and campus stakeholders to integrate
digital resources, methodologies, technologies, and analytical tools in
the humanities disciplines
– Works with faculty and librarians to incorporate digitized and
born-digital resources into humanities research and teaching activities
– Provides instruction, as needed on digital tools and methodologies to
support digital humanities research
– Coordinates information about digital arts and humanities scholarship
on three campuses in order to connect scholars across the disciplines
and facilitate collaboration
– Provides in person, telephone, email, text, and chat research support
– Creates and delivers library instruction sessions
– Participates in library-wide assessment programs and strategies
– Assists in library collection development initiative
– Assists in the creation and maintenance of web based content
management tools
– Provides outreach to academic departments and programs
– Collaborates with individuals throughout the university to promote and
facilitate the use of library resources and services
– Supervise the library support staff and student assistants

– Master?s degree from an ALA accredited library school
– Minimum of two years of professional experience in an academic library.
– Experience providing Reference and Instruction services in person, via
telephone, via text and chat services, and via email
– Current knowledge of digital trends and platforms for academic
– Proficiency with statistical software applications, such as Excel
– Broad familiarity with reference literature in a wide variety of
disciplines including major print and electronic sources and databases
– Familiar with the major metro New York library consortia and research
collections; experience searching WorldCat as a referral tool
– Experience creating and maintaining web based content management tools such as LibGuides
– Comfortable developing content for web pages
– Comfortable evaluating the usability and functionality of library
– Experience assisting all levels of researchers including
undergraduate, graduate, faculty, alumni, and freelancers
– Familiar with online research repositories, digital collections, and
open access archival materials

*SALARY: *Commensurate with experience
*SEND LETTER & RESUME TO:* Jane Suda, Head of Reference and Information

No phone calls, please

*Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and
welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.*
*Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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