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Humanist Archives: Oct. 22, 2019, 6:17 a.m. Humanist 33.334 - digital librarian positions (Boston College)

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        Date: 2019-10-21 19:17:49+00:00
        From: Sarah Melton 
        Subject: 2 Digital Scholarship Librarian Positions at Boston College

Greetings, all,

I'm thrilled to announce that Boston College Libraries are hiring *two*
Digital Scholarship Librarians
specializing in either digital scholarship instruction or project
planning and execution.

Applicants should indicate their primary area of interest.


The successful candidate will manage digital scholarship projects, lead
instruction and consultation sessions on digital research, and provide
design and technical support on project work. This role requires
exceptional project management skills, strong technology skills,
creativity, familiarity with research methodologies, and excellent
communication skills. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and
find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines,
while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior
faculty, is essential. This position will create and maintain project
documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production.

This position will work extensively with a cohort of liaison librarians
to identify technologies and tools appropriate for disciplinary needs.
The successful candidate should be comfortable working with a variety of
digital methodologies and technologies, including but not limited to:
text and data mining, digital exhibit creation and curation, mapping,
and network analysis. The Digital Scholarship Librarian may supervise
student employees.


The successful candidate will lead all aspects of our digital
scholarship instruction program, including both the development of
internal staff training and external-facing sessions and curricula. This
position requires a collaborative approach to teaching and learning,
excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and
comfort with the breadth of digital scholarship tools and possible
applications (text analysis, GIS/mapping, network analysis, digital
exhibits, etc.) The ability to listen and engage with research across a
variety of disciplines and a range of clients, from undergraduate and
graduate students to faculty, instructors and staff, is essential. The
successful candidate will be expected to identify areas of need based on
assessment and data gathering and develop individual and group
programming in response.

This position will work extensively with a cohort of liaison librarians
to identify areas of professional development and create programming to
support librarians. The Digital Scholarship Librarian may supervise
student employees.

Salary ranges:

Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian title requires 5 years of
experience, $65,750 - $82,200
Digital Scholarship Librarian requires a minimum of 1 year experience,
$59,600 - $74,500

Additionally, research indicates that applicants with marginalized
identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all
of the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that
the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed
to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We
strongly encourage those who are passionate about digital scholarship to

Further details can be found on the posting, but please feel free to
contact me directly if you have any questions.

All the best,

Sarah Melton
Head of Digital Scholarship
O'Neill Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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