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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

F/T - Librarian, Digital Initiatives, Swarthmore (PA)

Librarian, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship, Swarthmore – PA

Swarthmore College seeks a Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship to establish and grow a dynamic program to support new models of scholarship. This full-time position is located in Swarthmore, PA.
S/he will foster the successful adoption and application of digital approaches to teaching, learning, and research, will develop sustainable and scalable digital resources, and will explore emerging and existing technologies which enable the use of digital content. Will manage a portfolio of digital scholarship, digital collection and library technology projects, in close collaboration with faculty, librarians, academic technologists and tri-college partners.
Initial goals for the Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship include conducting an environmental scan of academic departments, identifying potential scholarly projects, determining suitable tools and methodologies for use in each, and establishing priorities based on the content’s cultural, academic or historical value. Will manage the lifecycle of these identified projects, from the creation of digital objects to long-term preservation.
  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or MA/PhD with significant experience in digital humanities
  • At least 2 years experience in academic or library services.
  • Project management skills and experience in overseeing technology based projects
  • Experience with the research tools and approaches of and demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship
  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying and implementing projects
  • Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies
  • Ability to work enthusiastically, effectively and collaboratively with diverse faculty, students and staff
  • Ability to work independently
 Desired qualifications:
  • Familiar with academic and scholarly research practices
  • Success in matching technical solutions to project needs
  • Working knowledge of digital asset management systems, content management systems and/or web page development.
  • Working knowledge of most common library metadata formats
  • Knowledge of issues in the research/knowledge creation lifecycle
  • Working knowledge of current scripting and programming languages
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