Digital Scholarship Librarian, Georgia State University Library

Position and Responsibilities:

Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial, entrepreneurial, and hands-on Digital Scholarship Librarian skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital projects in a wide array of subject areas, including but not limited to the digital humanities. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be engaged in the exploration of new forms of online scholarship, and in partnering with scholars on the development, implementation, assessment, enhancement and maintenance of sustainable digital projects.

The successful candidate will partner with university faculty and staff, and with colleagues and units within the library, to lead digital scholarship projects. Projects may involve the use of data sets, spatial analytical tools and interactive maps, text mining and qualitative analysis, 3D visualization and modeling, and designing online exhibits, among other possibilities. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, and is open to experimentation, expanding the research library’s role, and exploring new faculty collaborations outside the library to further digital scholarship, new forms of publishing, and scholarly engagement. Georgia State University librarians hold non-tenure track faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

Environment:

The main University Library provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.4 million visitors in the past year, the library is an integral part of the University community. The library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the library’s two prominent buildings. The library’s latest facility, CURVE, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space. CURVE features the latest visualization software and hardware and immersive large-scale displays for analyzing data, making new connections, and understanding the world around us. With its main campus in downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country’s top urban research universities with an anticipated enrollment in fall 2016 of over 50,000 graduate and undergraduate students across nine colleges, including the recently consolidated Perimeter College. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and access to a variety of local restaurants and cultural resources. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library: http://library.gsu.edu. 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science, or related graduate degree and experience.
  • Knowledge of research tools and technologies in digital scholarship (e.g., digitization, text mining, data visualization, mapping, image analysis, etc.).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in order to manage digital scholarship projects.
  • Strong understanding of current issues and research in digital scholarship and new forms of publishing.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in an academic library, special library, or digital scholarship center
  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant subject area
  • Experience with digital scholarship platforms (e.g. Fedora, Omeka, DHP Press, etc.)
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in professional activity and scholarship

Condition of Work and Benefits:

Forty-hour work week
Twelve-month assignment
Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System, TIAA–CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity
Twenty-one days of vacation
Group health and life insurance
Twelve paid holidays
Social Security
Twelve days sick leave
Optional pre-tax benefits
Faculty rank and status
Support for research and professional activities
Non-Tenure track

Salary and Rank:

$55,000 – $65,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin February 19, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University Library
Attn: Human Resources Officer
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700
liblao@gsu.edu

Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.