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Digital Scholarship Librarian

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Digital Scholarship Librarian
Requisition # S00135P
FLSA Exempt
Location IIT-Mies Campus (MC), 10 West 35th St., Chicago
Department Galvin Library

Located in the Paul V. Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), the Digital Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance and support for digital initiatives and academic publishing, open access, and scholarly communication opportunities. This position provides service, technical expertise, and leadership for the library’s initiation of effective collaborations with campus stakeholders. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will promote and mediate the use of IIT’s Institutional Repository and Open Journal Systems. This position identifies and supports innovative models for IIT libraries’ digital stewardship, and serves as project coordinator for cross-cutting initiatives, such as open publishing, digital humanities projects, and online exhibits.

Special Schedule Requirements


Education & Experience

Masters degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous experience in an academic or research library. Must demonstrate web publishing and digital content creation experience. Must possess strong communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues.

Knowledge & Skills

Experience in administering and managing Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, or related areas such as repository services, digital publishing, or scholarly communication. Experience providing instruction in an academic environment. Willingness to experiment, take risks, and accept responsibility for outcomes; capacity to see the need for action and act appropriately; and the expertise to monitor, analyze, and adapt current trends. Grant writing experience preferred.

Certifications and Licenses

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Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibility

The mission of the Digital Scholarship Services is to provide engaging, responsive, and user-centered services connecting the IIT community to the resources they need for digital scholarship and publishing. This position will provide service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and academic publishing, open access, and scholarly communication opportunities.

Percentage Of Time 25
Key Responsibility

Mediates the use of IIT’s institutional repository, and develops, implements, and coordinates access and activities related to the promotion and use of the library’s digital initiatives. Collaborates with User Experience Librarian, Systems Librarian, and other library colleagues to provide leadership and vision in planning and implementing future digital initiatives.

Percentage Of Time 25
Key Responsibility

Actively reaches out faculty, students, and other stakeholders, in order to advance the scholarly mission of research, teaching and learning through the successful use and integration of emerging technologies and open resources. Actively promotes collaborative scholarly engagement with other university departments and other external partners.

Percentage Of Time 25
Key Responsibility

Serves as project coordinator for cross-cutting initiatives in academic scholarship and publishing such as open publishing, digital humanities projects, and online exhibits. Identifies and supports innovative models for IIT libraries’ digital stewardship. Seeks grants and other fundraising opportunities when appropriate.

Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility

Represents IIT Libraries in campus, regional, and national digital initiatives. Pursues personal professional development and contributes to the profession through local and national professional and scholarly activities.

Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility

Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 0

Posting Information

Work Hours

Regular business hours, some weekend and evening hours may be required

Position Category Full Time
Posting Date 05/24/2017
Closing Date
Posted Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents