The Digital Scholarship Librarian contributes to democratizing access and provides leadership for planning and oversight of digital project work. The incumbent will work collaboratively to support the scholarly and research activities of UTA faculty, researchers, and students by developing specialized research and instructional partnerships; building a digital scholarship support program; and providing general research support and outreach. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will work across Library departments to assess and develop appropriate policies and procedures for digital scholarship projects and to ensure continued development and maintenance of the Libraries' digitization programs. Reports to the Director of Open Archives and Discovery.
Work with the Department Head to manage personnel in support of the department's functional workflows and strategic initiatives. Cultivates, promotes, and coordinates digital scholarship initiatives and other research support activities in the UTA Libraries and across campus. Utilizes digital scholarship tools and methods in support of research and instruction. Hire, train, empower and supervise staff and students within the department, and coordinate continuous improvement. Foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. Assist in administrative tasks and document preparation for budget requests, grant applications, expenditures tracking, monthly and annual reporting, project management MOUs, and white papers. Balance priorities, leverage space, manage equipment, and coordinate best practices and workflows that meet the needs of internal colleagues, instructors, researchers, and wider community members. Lead and develop cross departmental teams to create digital content (including born-digital and digitized text, images, and multimedia) and manage projects to leverage the expertise of other librarians and researchers. Employing industry standards for digital production and quality control, coordinates metadata, data curation, storage, and dissemination solutions to make UTA unique materials accessible. Promotes campus engagement around the creation and use of digital collections to be used for teaching and hands on research projects. Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution. Experience with methods, tools, services and/or spaces related to digital scholarship. Experience in the use and application of at least one digital scholarship or digital humanities technology or method, including but not limited to: digital exhibits, multimodal publishing, textual analysis, network analysis, data management or visualization, geospatial mapping. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Master's degree in library and information science or related graduate degree. Experience working in a digital scholarship center or comparable environment. Two (2) years of increasingly responsibility in management or an academic library setting. Two(2) years supervisory experience of student, staff, and professional librarian and/or archivist employees. Experience in the following areas: digital projects management, web and interface design, digital curation of institutional repositories, or metadata. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Experience with needs assessment, partnership development, and grant writing. Management experience with competing priorities and work with inflexible deadlines. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including digitization standards, processes, and technologies. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work enthusiastically with flexibility and creativity in a student-centered environment. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. Working knowledge of various metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS) and controlled vocabularies (TGMI &II, Getty). Ability to influence, negotiate and liaise effectively with a wide range of colleagues in a complex organization. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. Advanced project planning and management skills. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. The ability to provide leadership in project management and experience in working with disparate groups to achieve mutual goals and completion of projects. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with effective time management skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. Ability to excel in a
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With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.