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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.

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