Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English and University Libraries jointly seek an Early Modern Data Curation Fellow to lead data curation activities for the Six Degrees of Francis Bacon (SDFB) project, a digital reconstruction of the early modern social network that scholars and students can collaboratively expand, revise, curate, and critique. The fellow will leverage expertise in early modern studies along with technical aptitude in order to contribute meaningfully to a rich data lifecycle, including collecting, processing, textmining, analyzing, and archiving data related to the early modern social network.
Ohio University Libraries seeks a proactive and dynamic Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives. The successful candidate must be comfortable in a fast-paced atmosphere, energized by an exciting future, and be able to engage our stakeholders and provide leadership and strategy for the management and development of collections and digital initiatives.
As a part of the senior management team, the Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Libraries and works closely with the Assistant Dean for Research and Education on the development and evaluation of programs, staff, budget and other resources in support of the Libraries’ mission. He or she works effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, including nine librarians and 20 support staff in acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, digital initiatives, and preservation.
An energetic and service oriented librarian is needed to provide library services for the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS), and to be the library’s point person for other online and distance education programs as they emerge at the University of Virginia.
SCPS offers courses to nontraditional adult learners across the Commonwealth of Virginia through centers in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke. Students enrolled through SCPS have the option to learn in the classroom, online, and through other modes of delivery. The librarian will provide in-person support for SCPS’s teaching and learning activities (with some travel around Virginia required) as well as teach online workshops/classes and provide remote reference for SCPS students.
In addition, the librarian will actively engage with other online and distance education initiatives at UVA, helping to plan library services, coordinate policies, and provide support for subject librarians in other areas. An enthusiasm for experimentation with emerging technologies and the ability to work with the disparate Schools and Departments across the Grounds will be very important.
Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The librarian may also engage in general reference desk duty, collection development, and special projects.
The Penn State University Libraries in partnership with the College of the Liberal Arts seek a creative, forward-thinking scholar for the new position of Digital Humanities Research Designer. The Digital Humanities Research Designer will be familiar with a range of technologies and have direct experience bringing digital approaches to bear on research and teaching. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts.
The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools, for example, the Digital Humanities Research Designer will be able to translate and share ideas and concepts effectively across diverse interdisciplinary audiences. The Digital Humanities Research Designer will maintain currency in the field and may pursue his or her own research to do so.
Are you an experienced digital humanities scholar-practitioner with a strong background in project management and public service? The University of Virginia Library seeks an energetic, adaptable leader for the digital consultation services and intellectual programming of our internationally-respected Scholars’ Lab. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, eager to work collaboratively with diverse faculty and staff, and able to muster and effectively communicate U.Va. Library’s deep resources for digital scholarship. This supervisory position is responsible for day-to-day operations in the Scholars’ Lab and, together with the heads of Graduate Programs and Research & Development, completes the leadership team reporting to the director of the Library’s Department of Digital Research & Scholarship.
The Head of the Scholars’ Lab should have a strong service ethic, broad technical knowledge, and ability to collaborate as a partner with faculty and graduate students, enabling next-generation digital scholarship in a library lab setting. He or she should also be able to take good advantage of the “20% time” afforded to all Department of Digital Research & Scholarship to pursue professional development and their own (often collaborative) research projects related to the mission of the Scholars’ Lab. This is a full-time, permanent managerial and professional staff position at U.Va.
The PressForward project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) now invites applications for a one-year position (with the possibility of renewal) at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will work with the project directors to manage the publication of Digital Humanities Now and the Journal of Digital Humanities, as well as to perform project outreach and to experiment with new forms of open-access digital publishing.
The Digital Communications & Learning Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain an integrated digital communications platform which provides access to the library and its digital resources, supports law faculty’s effective use of technology to enhance student learning, and facilitates information and communication among various constituencies of the law school.
The digital communications platform is primarily a web based platform and the DC/LIL will, among other things:
- Create and maintain web pages for the platform.
- Support other applications and media that comprise the platform and serve as the information and communications channel for the School of Law.
- Support the faculty in developing technology assisted instruction
- Assist with development and implementation of an ongoing technology education program to augment the teaching/learning process.
The Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) seeks an Administrative Professional to serve as Director of the Digital Humanities Seed Lab. The successful candidate will work closely with the IHR Director, Digital Humanities Advisory Board, and staff to conceptualize and implement an ASU-wide initiative on digital humanities research. The successful candidate will draw upon previous training/ experience in digital humanities and new media to build external networks, seek out and/or create funding opportunities, develop a strategic vision for building and managing digital programs and projects, and further the mission of humanities research at ASU. Anticipated start date is August 2013. Salary $45,000-$60,000, depending on experience.
As director, the successful candidate will be expected to work directly with researchers to define, develop, and/or analyze project design, scope, and/or needs; evaluate existing and/or emerging tools and technologies to identify potential uses in humanities research at ASU; and collaborate with other ASU units/agencies to understand and apply various technology infrastructures to maximize resources and effectiveness. The successful candidate will also provide limited technical support for digital humanities research projects, including implementation of tools, technology, etc. to help researcher achieve goals; develop prototype demonstration projects for use by others; and provide training, group instruction or workshops as appropriate.
Grand Valley State University Libraries, a recipient of the 2012 Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks an energetic, innovative and self-motivated professional for the User Experience Manager position. Reporting to the Head of Operations and User Services, the User Experience (UX) Manager leads a newly formed User Experience Team that is responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the single service desk that will provide first tier research assistance, circulation services, resource sharing and document delivery, live chat, and course reserves in the new Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons scheduled to open in June 2013. Working collaboratively with other managers in the Technology and Information Services Division, and across the library, the UX Manager will be an active participant in an agile, forward thinking library environment that promotes and supports innovative, responsive and collaborative user-centered services and spaces.
Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, this two-year temporary position offers librarians the opportunity to shape the direction and implementation of the library’s pilot open educational resources program. The fellow will work closely with various library units and with strategic partners including Cal Poly campus partners, within the CSU system and at the national level to develop programs, processes, and services that facilitate the compilation and dissemination of open educational resources and open content. Responsibilities include but are not limited to outreach, liaison work to the School of Education, instruction, collection and digital resources development, and service to the campus and community.