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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Digital Scholarship Librarian, NYU (NY)

NYU Division of Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian to support
the service portfolio of its Digital Scholarship Services team. 

The ideal candidate will provide client service, technical expertise, training, and
support for tools and practices used by faculty and researchers engaged
with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the
digital humanities. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team
comprised of members from throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information
Technology Services, including Data Services, Scholarly Communication,
Digital Library Technology Services, Digital Studio, Libraries’ subject
specialists, and the NYU Abu Dhabi and Shanghai Libraries.

This position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services and will
also work under the guidance of the Program Officer for Digital Scholarly
Publishing. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.

The mission of the Digital Scholarship Services is to provide engaging,
responsive, and human-centered services connecting the global NYU community
to the resources they need for digital scholarship and publishing. In
support of that mission, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work with
the team to:

- Act as primary service contact for NYU’s DSpace institutional
repository, the Faculty Digital Archive.
- Advise patrons on website development, including content production,
website architecture, hosting platforms, content migration, etc.
- Provide consultation for digital publishing software and methods,
including WordPress, Omeka, ARTstor/Shared Shelf, open access, and open
educational resources
- Help scholars use common digital humanities tools and methods, such as
text analysis; web scraping; GIS; scanning and OCR; data visualization;
audio and video production; etc.
- Provide training in digital scholarship tools and methods.
- Manage projects to deploy new tools and services.
- Advise on metadata creation related to publishing and repository
- Evaluate user needs and service gaps; test new tools, platforms, and
software with an eye to potential deployment at NYU; stay current on tools,
trends, and methods to enhance services.
- Participate in outreach and promotional events, maintain our web
presence for digital scholarship services using social media, etc.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the
school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million
volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true
Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11
global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The
Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely
with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through
the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission
and Strategic Plan go to

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to
attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and


- Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent and 2 years’ relevant
experience in an academic environment supporting Digital Scholarship,
Digital Humanities, or related areas such as repository services, digital
publishing, or scholarly communication; or equivalent combination of
education and relevant library experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Evidence of strong public service orientation and experience
- Knowledge of digital scholarly technologies and methods, and
experience supporting information technology and training
- Experience with or knowledge of the digital humanities
- Must have experience in two or more of the following areas: web
publishing platforms (e.g. WordPress, Omeka), repository tools (e.g.
DSpace, Fedora), using project management skills, teaching in academic
setting, and HTML/CSS.


- Second master’s degree in relevant subject area
- Data curation and metadata use in libraries or digital humanities
- Tools and techniques such as text analysis, web scraping, GIS, media
digitization (images, audio, video), data visualization
- Some knowledge of programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python,
R, JavaScript, Ruby, MySQL, PHP)
- Experience with or knowledge of social media and tools for outreach

Salary/Benefits: Non-tenure-track faculty status and an attractive
benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is
commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of
application, including the name, address, telephone number, and email of
three professional references to:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.