Digital Scholarship Librarian – University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, Delaware

Digital Scholarship Librarian (Search #105967)
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Pay Grade: 29E – 30E

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The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks two motivated, creative, and service-oriented professionals to be a part of a new Digital Scholarship and Research Services unit, which will be led by a Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian that is also being recruited at this time. The new unit will provide University faculty, researchers, and students with services for innovative digital scholarship, supporting the creation, publication, and preservation of digital research in multiple forms, and collaborating with colleagues across the library to ensure effective outreach, instruction, and technical infrastructure for these services. This unit is in the division of Publishing, Preservation, Research, and Digital Access. Other departments in the division are Library IT, Digital Collections and Preservation, and the University of Delaware Press.
These two positions will collaborate with and support faculty, students, and staff involved in digital scholarship. Responsibilities include consulting on initial project development and recommending tools and methods to best achieve the desired research and teaching goals. They will participate in the development of digital projects, develop and conduct individual training and group instruction, and conduct workshops on digital scholarship research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices. Fostering partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy on campus will be important to success. The incumbents will be responsible for coordinating library activities in support of the life cycle of digital projects and will serve as key resources in the Library on trends in digital scholarship.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree or PhD in relevant discipline. Familiarity with emerging digital scholarship technologies and standards. Familiarity with best practices around data visualization, digital preservation, open access, copyright, and accessibility as they relate to digital scholarship and/or digital publishing projects. Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use). Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Relevant technical skills, including facility with web technologies, applicable data and metadata standards, and open-source repository and data curation. Strong organizational skills and project management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with CSS, PHP, and Javascript preferred.

General Information: The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at:

Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). More information about the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System is available at:

Benefits: 22 vacation days. Generous 403B retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at:

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at